Matthew Groom HCPC (Accred.) M.A, M.Sc, B.Sc, Psychotherapist & Counsellor
People come to therapy for different reasons and since you’re reading this page then I imagine that you are thinking about how therapy can help you or help change some aspect of your life. I work with adults who bring a broad range of concerns and experiences to the therapy room.
People who come to therapy are often experiencing anxiety, depression, anger or difficult feelings that are simply overwhelming. People often need help with relationship issues or are struggling to relate to people. Stress at work frequently leads us to ask for help. I also work with people who have suffered loss or who are coming to terms with trauma. Trauma from our past often impacts our lives in the present, compromising our full potential and prevents us from moving forward. Therapy can reveal and strengthen our authentic self.
I support people from the LGBTQIA+ community and have worked as a psychotherapist/ counsellor in a registered charity for gay, trans and non-binary people bringing issues relating to their sexuality, gender identity, relationship status and sexual health.
To get started simply call or email me to arrange the Free initial meeting which we can hold over zoom or by phone. We'll discuss what it is you want from therapy and if happy to continue we will then arrange the first therapy session.
Training, qualifications & experience
My M.A in Integrative Psychotherapy covered four years of training and is accredited by the University of East London (UEL) & the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council). I also have degrees in psychology at both Bachelors and Master's level from Goldsmiths and Birkbeck Colleges respectively. Both colleges are part of the University of London. My psychotherapy training also included working with the arts and sand tray.
In addition to my private practice I also work at ELOP (East London Out Project) a charity offering counselling and psychotherapy for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Prior to working at ELOP, I worked as an integrative psychotherapist in the NHS with a broad range of clients, both individually and in groups.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I worked for nearly twenty years in the financial sector in the city of London and canary wharf and like many of my clients, I have experienced working in stressful and demanding work environments.
Registered / Accredited
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£60 per session (50mins) @peak times (after 4.30pm Tues-Fridays, & Saturdays)
£50 per session (50mins) @off-peak times
I also offer a limited number of concessionary rates for people on lower incomes. Please enquire for further details.
The initial meeting is a free consultation and gives us the chance to meet each other and decide whether we are comfortable working together going forward. If we agree to continue after this initial meeting, we will then arrange a day and time for ongoing sessions.
Therapy hours are from 9am to 7.30pm Tues-Fri & 10am to 5pm on Saturdays