Matthew Gould, Counsellor, CBT Psychotherapist MBACP
Hi my name is Matthew. I hope I can help resolve what is troubling you. My style is warm and free of judgement. I can either give you the space to talk, or if you would rather not revisit painful memories, or require advice and techniques, there is plenty of useful work we can do. I am experienced working with anxiety, generalised anxiety, depression, shyness and social phobia.
I came to counselling because I found I could help people in this subtle and kind way and that was an opportunity I felt i could not miss. I found the training and theory fascinating - it changed my life. It can be hard finding the right therapist, but it can be rewarding and life-changing. You may wish to have a safe space to explore issues and reflect on patterns, discovering new, more functional ways of relating to your past or present, or you may request practical tools to help you manage mood now and in the future.
At the moment all my sessions take place online, but I soon hope to be meeting clients face to face if that is what they prefer. The training and techniques are informed by the current evidence base and my years working outside the care industry give me an understanding of the complexities of working and family life.
My work is confidential, supervised regularly and I continue to keep informed of new developments and research within the field of mental health. I also work for the NHS as a counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
I have worked in multi-ethnic counselling services in Central london and also for the NHS in an IAPT mental health service. I have been working as a therapist Since 2013.
I am a registered member of the BACP - a professional body regulating therapy in the UK. I abide by their ethical framework and undertake frequent CPD and regular supervision to make sure my work is informed and clinically safe.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Social anxiety and shyness
From £40.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
For counselling £50
For Cognitive Behavioural Therapy £65