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Welcome to Kimberley’s longest established private practice. My name is Matt and I am a fully qualified and highly experienced therapist specialising in trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships and low self-esteem; anger problems and various other issues. I practice as a ‘Person-Centred Humanistic 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 psychotherapist’ and clinical supervisor with many years of experience within the profession, 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 however I only 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 and psychotherapy over the course of many years.
I have held the board position of ‘Vice Chairman’ for an agency providing psychological support from 2010 to 2017.
I have formerly spent many years as 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 fully accredited member of the 'British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy' and the
'Association of Independent Practitioners'. (BACP Private practice Division)
The 'British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy', trialed and implemented a proficiency certificate as part of their commitment to voluntary regulation. I took part in the trial and as a result was one of the first members to 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).
National Association of Trauma Specialists ‘NATS’ (Nottingham University).
PFOA ‘Police Fire Arms Officers Association’ Approved Therapist.
University of Nottingham UON Approved Therapist. (Counselling Students Personal Development)
I hold a Masters Degree with Honours in 'Trauma Informed Practice' (Psychotraumatology). University of Nottingham UON.
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 in Counselling
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
The first assessment session is FREE of fee and will enable you to discuss your needs and find out if you would like to have your therapy/counselling with me and will last approx forty five minutes .
After which I normally charge;
£50 per session for one client and £60 per session for 'couples'. Please See Below For Concessions.
Students requiring personal development counselling as part of a recognised course; £35 per session. Low income £40 (Proof may be required).
When I work
Appointments are available from 08:00AM to 19:00 HRS on Monday Wednesday and Thursday, and up to 18:30 Tuesdays.
Evening appointment availability not guaranteed at this time*
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.
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