Matthew Elton

BACP Registered, PG Dip (TA Counselling)
Edinburgh, EH1 3LH
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About me

I work with both individuals and couples to address: relationship issues, problems at work, depression, bereavement, anxiety, stress, anger, recovery from trauma, self-confidence, etc. Please note: due to Coronavirus I am currently working online only.

These and other difficulties are common. Often an individual or a couple can move forward with the help of friends and family. But sometimes it is more effective to seek the help of a counsellor or psychotherapist.

I also have a particular interest in working with writers and artists on a variety of issues including creative blocks, self-doubt, and anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

Transactional Analysis I have been studying and working with Transactional Analysis since 2002. I hold a Certificate in Transactional Analysis Counselling Theory and Skills and a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, both awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (now known as Physis) in Edinburgh.

Narrative therapy In 2008, I completed Level 1 Narrative Therapy training. I continue to follow developments in Narrative Therapy and regularly attend the UK summer schools run by the Institute of Narrative Therapy.

Background I worked for a number of years as a university lecturer before moving into the voluntary sector and also training as a psychotherapist. I live and work in Edinburgh.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am also a member of The Society of Authors.

I attend regular personal therapy, training and development. I deliver workshops at therapy / counselling conferences once or twice a year.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

creative blocks; performance anxiety; creative self-doubt


Additional information

Individuals: £25 for initial session and £50 for subsequent sessions.

Couples: £30 for initial session and £60 for subsequent sessions.


Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri including some slots early morning, daytime, and early evening.

26 Forth Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
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Matthew Elton

Matthew Elton