Matthew Johnston

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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG14
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Matthew and I am a MBACP Accredited Person-centred psychotherapist passionate about supporting people to live happier and healthier lives. 

I aim to support my clients to develop the tools and resilience to better cope with the world around them, be at peace with the events of the past and more confident about approaching the future.

Everyone has their own unique experience of life and what may be effective for one individual may not work well for others. I believe in aiming for personal, bespoke and sustainable solutions which allow my clients to come away from therapy better prepared to independently live their lives and maintain good mental health.

I have experience working with a wide range of different individuals of all different backgrounds and age groups and have found a real value in honest human connection. For this reason, I am quite a relaxed sort of practitioner, I don't get hung up on formalities and welcome any style of communication that feels natural in order to create a safe space for authentic self-expression.

As well as individuals, I enjoy working with couples to address a wide range of issues such as improving communication, working through infidelity, managing anger and conflict, preparing for marriage, improving intimacy and developing and maintaining trust. 
When working with couples I make it clear that I am biased only in favour of what is going to support the possibility of a healthy relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in practice for over 10 years and have worked in range of different settings (local authority, schools, universities and privately) with individuals from all walks of life.

I am a person-centred psychotherapist by training however along my professional journey I have picked up some useful techniques from other modalities such as Solution-focussed brief therapy and CBT, which, where appropriate, I integrate into my practice to adapt to the needs of each client.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£50.00 - £85.00

Additional information

I am currently offering 50 minute online sessions via Microsoft Teams or Skype.

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy however I do recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to get the most out of therapy.

My current rates are as follows;

  • Adults - £60 per session
  • Couples - £85 per session
  • Students - £50 per session

Further information

It's important that you feel confident that you are able to get the most out of therapy and choosing the right therapist can feel like a daunting task! This is why I welcome anyone who would like a free informal 15-minute chat to give me a call or drop me an email to establish a sense of what you're looking for and what working together might feel like.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG14

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Matthew Johnston
Matthew Johnston