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My approach is client-centred and holistic, drawing on a number of modalities and traditions in response to each person as an individual soul with a unique life and specific needs which, I believe, deserve a tailored response. In this way of working, we would be free to explore the different ways of addressing your problems which you find helpful.

Psychosynthesis offers a holistic way of working, including all the parts of ourselves – mind, heart, body and any spiritual beliefs or practices that you may follow.

My specific area of interest is relationships, both with other people in our lives and also with ourselves. People I work with are often aware of an internal, critical part of themselves and be inclined to “beat themselves up”, even over the small stuff. Self-esteem is one of my key areas of focus, working on negative feelings such as emptiness, worthlessness, wrongness, lack of motivation and procrastination. I’m also interested in issues around gender, sexuality and contemporary ideas of masculinity and femininity.

Naturally, as a counsellor, I’m interested in consciousness and self-awareness, including altered states of consciousness. Clients often find it fruitful to work with their dreams, symbolism, drawing, active imagination, journaling, the chakras or meditation, and we could try one or more of these if they resonate with you.

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.

If you feel like we could be a fit for each other or would like to discuss working together more fully, I can be available for an initial consultation or to answer your questions by email or phone.

Find out what to expect in the first counselling session - http://www.matthewgorner.com/what-to-expect-in-the-first-counselling-session/

Training, qualifications & experience

Post-graduate 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.

Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a student member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

I help run 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.

LGBTQ+ affirming.

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

Underearning, procrastination, lack of motivation, emptiness, loneliness, lack of meaning

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Sessions last for one hour and are weekly at a cost of £60 per session. I have a limited number of low-cost counselling spaces for those in financial difficulty, students, low wage etc.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

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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3 Bailey Place

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Available weekdays and weekday evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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