Matthew Gorner Counselling
3 Bailey Place
65A Watford Way
I work with clients from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and beliefs, and range of ages and sexualities and offer support to deal with a range of issues.
If you are ready to release yourself from patterns that no longer serve you and improve the relationships you have with other people and with yourself? Then I can help guide you on your journey to becoming more fully your true self.
Some of my clients come to me seeking help with problems which they describe as having a mystical or spiritual nature; some of them have difficulty even describing what they are experiencing. Unusual and unexplainable experiences can be beautiful and come with a sense of great peace but they can also be extremely scary and confusing. It is slowing being shown both by research and through the sharing of people who have come through this kind of experience that the attitude of the person and those around them can have a big influence on the outcome of what is, in fact, a process that has been reported by many people throughout human history and all cultures.
These experiences can occur ‘out-of-the-blue’ or be triggered by stressful or traumatic events in life such as bereavement, divorce, a severe accident or injury, losing your job or any other change in life circumstances. These events can bring about a period of psychological change in which we are called to think bigger and become something more than we were. Suddenly we are responsible for far more than we are used to or we begin to question life and what it all means.
Working with a therapist with experience and knowledge of this process can help to make meaning of anomalous experiences which reduces the anxiety and confusion that can occur. The person is then able to integrate the experience into their life which means it is no longer disturbing and distressing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London, which is accredited by Middlesex University. I am committed to improving and expanding my knowledge and skills through CPD (Continuous Personal Development) and working towards a Masters Degree in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy.
I am on the management committee of two charitable organisations – The International Spiritual Emergence Network(ISEN) and the Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN).
I adhere to the code of ethics and principles for approved professional practice and receive regular clinical supervision for my client work and I am professionally insured to practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Debt and problems with managing time and money, procrastination.
LGBTQ+ affirmative and kink-aware.
Sessions last for one hour and are weekly at a cost of £45 per hour. I offer a sliding scale for those in financial difficulty.
If you feel ready to take the next step in finding the help you need, feel free to email, text or call me to arrange an initial session. We can then talk together about what you would like to get out of your counselling sessions and discuss how to move forward on your journey of healing and self-development.
Text or call me on: 07769 734980
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available weekdays and weekday evening. Limited weekend appointments are also available. Please feel free to contact me to find a suitable time.
Types of client