Matthew Hopkins

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(PGCE, MSc, H.Dip.P, MHGI) Specialist in Stress Management
Available for new clients
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Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you seeking peace of mind and relief from your current emotional challenges? Whatever it may be that you are struggling with, I can help you.

If you are struggling with stress and uncomfortable emotions, anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties or any problems that come with challenging life situations, please get in touch. As a specialist in stress management I can help you start to get your life into the right balance. Together, we can find the right solutions for you. I can assure you that it is my aim to provide you with the best experience possible and give you the help you need in the fewest number of sessions possible.

With so many different types of counselling and therapy out there it can be very difficult to know what to choose. Human givens therapy uses the best elements found in other models whilst incorporating unique insights that make all the difference. It is so rewarding to see the progress people make - even from the very first session - when following human givens principles. Giving human givens therapy a try could be the best investment in yourself that you ever make. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked previously for 26 years as a high school teacher in the special needs sector. I specialised in teaching teenagers with extremely challenging emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. 

It is a huge privilege to now be able to transfer all the knowledge and skills I have built up over the years into helping people overcome the emotional challenges that can easily affect so many of us from time to time. 

Member organisations

Human Givens Institute (HGI)

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Accredited register membership

Human Givens Institute
Accredited Register Scheme

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Human Givens Institute

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight loss


Sports psychology


Concessions offered for

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

When I work

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Further information

I am a dedicated athlete and running coach and take a keen interest in all aspects of physical health. As part of my practice, I am able to transfer the human givens principles and techniques to be able to help adults and teenagers overcome issues such as weight loss, motivation to exercise and sports performance anxiety. 

Greenfold Way, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Matthew Hopkins
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