Matthew Gould

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BSc, Counsellor, CBT Psychotherapist MBACP
Available for new clients
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Richmond TW9 & Twickenham TW2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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, relationships, loss,  abuse, betrayal, self-esteem, anger, or if you are simply stuck, or lacking motivation. Healing comes about through insight, understanding and acceptance but also change: if you want something more active and future focused, then I can also offer qualified advice, therapeutic exercises and activities supported by the evidence base.

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. My techniques are informed by the current evidence base and my years working inside and outside the care industry give me an understanding of the complexities of working and family life.

I can meet face to face, by phone or online if preferred.

My work is confidential, supervised regularly and I continue to keep informed of new developments and research within the field of mental health. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and completed courses in DBT, coaching, neurodiversity and ADHD

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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social anxiety and shyness

Health anxiety

Excessive worry

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£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Richmond, Surrey, TW9

The Practice Rooms, 20 The Green, Twickenham, Greater London, TW2 5AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Google Meet
Matthew Gould
Matthew Gould