Matthew S Frazer MBACP Reg. UKPTS Dip.Couns Dip.Psychoth Dip.Psyc.st
Welcome to my profile, I am a fully qualified and experienced therapist offering support with anxiety, depression, relationships and low self-esteem, anger problems and various other issues. I practice as a ‘person centred therapist' and have a comfortable and modern ‘discreet’ private practice located near the Ikea Giltbrook retail site Nottingham.
Having your counselling experience with me will provide you with the conditions you need to explore your emotions, issues, thoughts and experiences in safety and will allow you to begin to make better sense of them, no matter how small or how overwhelming they may feel.
I am ‘understanding’ and very patient and you can talk in total confidence. Maybe you are feeling ‘stuck’ or ‘lost’ and not sure how to cope with a particular issue? You may be feeling particularly ‘down’ at the moment, experiencing relationship problems, bereavement, feelings of anger, anxiety or low self-esteem.
Perhaps your feeling vulnerable or generally unhappy and don’t really know why? Whatever your issues or worries may be, past or present, we can work together and begin to take positive steps towards better understanding and a brighter future.
Our relationship will be on a one to one basis, built on trust and my non judgmental, genuine regard for your well-being.
I won't tell you what to do, but I will help you to make decisions for yourself and remain alongside you as you discover any underlying issues that could help you understand what is happening to you.
I will listen to what you have to say and try to understand your world and explore it with you. No matter what you bring to therapy, we will explore it together and always at a pace comfortable for you.
We will have a safe professional relationship and will normally meet for 50 minutes once a week and this will be your special time to talk about the things that are important for you or maybe you just need to talk and have some time out.
I will always try and be flexible to your requirements and provide a fair and personal 'quality' service.
Why not call me to see if I can help you?
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified ‘Person Centred psychotherapeutic Counsellor’ having been trained in Humanistic counselling (Person Centred Core and Integration). Person centred counselling is also known as ‘Rogerian’. I am qualified to work with clients from age fourteen but genrally provide therapy for clients aged 18+.
I will listen to what you have to say with empathic warmth and understanding. I will never judge you or tell you what to do.
I am trained to a very high standard and have gained my qualification through the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). I trained at a centre of excellence undertaking one of the most rigorous training regimes in counselling over the course of many years.
I have held the board position of ‘Vice Chairman’ for an agency providing psychological support from 2010 to 2012.
Up until recently member of a busy management and supervision team within the voluntary sector for one of Nottingham's leading agencies providing therapeutic support for vulnerable and disadvantaged people from diverse backgrounds.
I am a member of the 'British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy' and the
'Association of Independent Practitioners'. (BACP Private practice Division)
Recently the 'British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy', trialed a proficiency certificate as part of their commitment to voluntary regulation. I took part in the trial and as a result hold this qualification which quality assures my knowledge and abilities as a practitioner.
I am a member of the (UKPTS) 'United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society' and the 'European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies' (ESTSS).
PFOA ‘Police Fire Arms Officers Association’ Approved Therapist.
Nottingham University Approved Therapist. (Counselling Students Personal Development)
I hold the CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling which is the awarding body's highest level for therapists.
I hold Certification in 'Professional Counselling Supervision' (Distinction).
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
I hold a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Distinction) (OC)
I am fully insured and CRB checked.
I have gained a distinction in psychiatric studies (OC)
CPCAB Certification in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Certification in Counselling Skills
NOCN Certificate, Counselling
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The first session is FREE and will enable you to discuss your needs and find out if you would like to have your counselling with me and will last approx half an hour.
After which I normally charge;
£45 per session for one client and £60 per session for 'couples'. Please See Below For Reduced Periodic Offers
Students requiring personal development counselling as part of a recognised course; £25
The location of the practice is serviced by good bus routes 'R1 Trent Barton' and excellent road networks 'M1 A610' with ample on road parking.
The nurture private practice is a busy and popular choice for client's, please feel free to contact me and ask for any cancellation slots if you wish to see me with short notice; I always place the needs of clients first and am happy to help.
If you feel your ready for counselling, and would like to talk about what to do next, feel free to contact me, there is no obligation to book a session.
I might miss your call if I'm with a client but please leave a message, including your name and number, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Your call is important to me, I always return calls.
Like most people, sometimes I take an annual holiday, if this is the case, my answering machine will reflect this or a notice will appear below.
In this instance always feel free to 'leave a message', call again or leave me an email, I will get back to you, please do not worry.
I am very friendly and you can contact me in total 'confidence'. My line and email are secure and confidential and only I shall answer your messages.
What ever you decide is best for you, I wish you every chance for a brighter future.
Privacy Statement: In line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any personal information you send via this website, will only be used in order for me to contact you. Your personal details will not be retained for any other purpose, nor will they be shared with any other organisation. By contacting me you are agreeing to me holding your information for the purpose of contacting you only.