Matthew Eaves

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MBACP, PGDip - Lead Counsellor at Eaves &Welch Therapy
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York YO1 & London SE4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


Hello, I'm Matthew.

Sometimes it can be too painful or difficult to face things and our attempts to escape them can cause just as much discomfort. I’ve been there, and the counselling I received was so transformative I decided to train as a therapist and dedicate myself to helping other people who are struggling — I know that things can get so much better, no matter how bad they seem.

I specialise in helping you explore and make sense of how you fit into the world, how you think and feel about yourself, the people around you, and your circumstances — and what you might want to change.

I have a lot of experience working with people facing a diverse range of emotional and practical difficulties. I don’t impose labels or pigeonhole people and value the uniqueness of my clients and their points of view.

I offer a respectful, supportive relationship in which to work through things and I’ll always treat you as a person, not a problem or a puzzle to solve.

What Can I Help You With?

I have experience of offering professional, friendly, non-judgemental support to people with a wide range of issues, and I will do my very best to help you, whatever you’re facing too.
No matter what you are struggling with, including anxiety, feeling sad or depressed (depression), have anger management issues, family issues, addiction, have panic attacks or low self-esteem or low self-confidence, having a hard time coping with stress, loneliness, dealing with a phobia, or coming to terms with trauma, abuse (including childhood sexual abuse) or a bereavement you don’t have to face it alone. 

I have worked with both neuro-typical and neuro-divergent client and have experience working with clients diagnosed with ADHD and autism.


Training, qualifications & experience

Matthew holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from York St. John University. He has provided one-on-one counselling in person, over the phone, and through Zoom at the York St. John Counselling and Mental Health Centre since 2018, and is a Counselling Team Leader for the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

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£35.00 - £49.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial Consultation - FREE - CLICK TO BOOK NOW
A chance to check we’re a good fit for you, and for you to ask any questions you have.

60 Minute Business Hours Therapy Session - £44 - CLICK TO BOOK NOW
9am-5.30pm start time, Monday-Friday.

60 Minute Evening or Weekend Therapy Session - £49 - CLICK TO BOOK NOW
5.35pm or later start time on Weekdays, or any time on Saturday or Sunday.

60 Minute Therapy Session for Students - £35 - VISIT EWTHERAPY.UK
Discounted counselling sessions for students and staff at UK colleges and universities aged 18+. Clients must have an academic email address ending ‘’ to be eligible.

When I work

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Further information

If you would like to contact me, please use my website contact form - HERE.

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Matthew Eaves
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