Matthew Hayes MBACP

Matthew Hayes MBACP

House Of Beauty & Wellbeing
1A Hagbourne Road
OX11 8DP

07895 422065

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House Of Beauty & Wellbeing
1A Hagbourne Road
OX11 8DP

07895 422065

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

Are you feeling sad, anxious, angry or in any way that doesn't feel right for you?

Life can bring many different and unexpected challenges. It is in times like these talking to someone can be helpful. Safety, confidentiality and non-judgement is paramount in a professional counselling relationship.

Talking to someone about your private feelings may feel unusual, therefore trust is really important. I am committed to working with you at your pace, no matter if your feelings are too big or small.

Each one of us is an individual and I work with whatever you bring to each session. I provide a safe, confidential space for you to express yourself freely without judgement.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means I work with different theoretical approaches to provide my own counselling style. I work from a foundation of person-centered counselling, alongside solution-focused therapy, behavioral therapy, transactional analysis and grief theory.

I have experience of working with a range of clients from different backgrounds. I have worked with clients who have experienced sadness, stress, depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness, relationship problems, family problems, eating disorders, loss, bereavement, bereavement by suicide, phobias, suicidal thoughts and self harm.

If you would like to learn more about my service or would like to enquire about sessions, please email me or visit my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Certificate of proficiency
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • OCVC Certificate in Counselling
  • CRUSE Certificate - Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • CRUSE Group Supervision Certificate
  • CRUSE Certificate in Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups

I have experience of teaching as a counselling lecturer in Aylesbury. I previously worked as a counsellor for the Oxford Counselling Centre in Oxford and I am a trained bereavement counsellor at Oxford CRUSE Bereavement Care. I am also a trained CRUSE group supervisor, where I support other bereavement volunteers.

In other roles, I have worked with young adults and University students in crisis in Oxford city. Mental health support is an important passion of mine and I have previously campaigned for increased awareness of mental health and welfare in University.

I am currently working towards becoming an accredited member of the BACP.

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  • Counselling space


£45 for a 50 minute session. Concessions are available.

Further information

I am a registered member of the BACP and I am committed to their ethical framework for counselling. The ethical framework is in place to set standards for professional and ethical practice.

I hold professional indemnity insurance.

Maps & Directions

Didcot, OX11 8DP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


6pm - 9pm Wednesday evenings

Types of client

Older adults