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About me

I specialise in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression or anger. These issues often show themselves in family relationships, in social situations or at work, and there is often a feeling of stress or overwhelm, or of being caught in a web of emotions that is intractable.

My role is to help you gain understanding and find solutions, to steadily untangle the strands of the web. My training and experience allow me to help you find new ways of seeing old problems, to discover that you can cope with stress, enjoy family and work relationships and regain a sense of yourself and purpose in life.

Sometimes issues are less clear-cut and there may only be a feeling that something is not right or a sense of loss, worry or limitation that is difficult to put into words. Again, the therapeutic process can help you get underneath this phenomenon in order to gain insight, clarity and renewed vitality.

I work with all kinds of issues, most commonly with anxiety and depression and disproportionate anger. I have worked with people following affairs, redundancy, betrayals and relationship breakdown. Other common reasons for seeking therapy are stress and overwhelm, low mood, or low self esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a young adult I experienced mental health issues, particularly depression and anxiety. I have been working with these over many years and bring this experience to help me understand and guide my work.
I am a full clinical psychotherapist (Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy with the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute) registered with the UKCP and counsellor accredited with the National Counselling Society (Accredited member).
I have been seeing clietns from a wide variety of backgrounds since 2014

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

I work with a very wide range of issues and am able to work with loss or bereavement or anything which triggers the sense of one's mortality and the facing of one's own vulnerability.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Additional information

My standard rate is £50 per 50 minute session. I do work as part of an affordable therapy service and so if finances are an obstacle I can offer some bursary places. Contact me to find out  more.

Availability

Tuesdays-Wednesdays

Further information

I have a background in spiritual exploration, particularly the Non-Dual approach, which sees that we start life searching for ego solidity, but as we grow older we start to realise that our happiness is found in expanding our identity into something bigger than ourselves. We may not even see the shift happening, but we may begin letting go of power or control, or finding pleasure in sharing what we would have kept to ourselves before. We may not understand why we are behaving irrationally and uncharacteristically. In the therapy room understanding this transition helps to facilitate it rather than react against it. Painful experiences can be seen as opportunities to open up to this truth instead of pushing it away and thus allows an ever deeper healing.

PAC Exeter
3 Barnfield Crescent
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1QT

Crediton
Devon
EX17

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

In Exeter the practice rooms are up several flights of stairs. this may be worth thinking about if you struggle with stairs.

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Matthew Hart Dip.Psych. UKCP. MNCS(Accred)

Matthew Hart Dip.Psych. UKCP. MNCS(Accred)