I am a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Advanced Gestalt Psychotherapist in training at the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute (WPI) and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).
I offer low-cost therapy and counselling for adults on a long or short term basis through WPI's Affordable Therapy Service, which provides high-quality psychotherapy delivered by therapists who are in training leading to UKCP registration.
I have been working in counselling since 2011 with adults on a one-to-one basis and based at the Custard Factory in Birmingham city centre, which is within walking distance of several car parks and good public transport links.
UPDATE: Due to the current Coronavirus situation I am conducting all sessions by video call (Skype, Zoom, Jitsi Meet) or telephone only. Video calling is my preferred option.
I have experience of working with the following issues:
Addiction - e.g. pornography, gambling, internet
Gender dysphoria (GD)/ gender identity disorder (GID)
Generalised anxiety disorder
Help with self-development/personal growth
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Pregnancy, Abortion, postnatal depression
Separation and divorce
Suicidal thoughts, suicidal ideation
Work related stress
I currently offer afternoon and evening appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Please contact me to discuss in a confidential manner what feels important, painful or challenging to you and to arrange an initial appointment for us to meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
Matthew Lee BSc (Hons), MNCS (Accred), Cert. Couns., UKCP Psychotherapist in training
Training, Qualifications & Experience:
Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Masters level), Welsh Psychotherapy Institute (WPI), Cardiff, now in the post-completion, dissertation writing phase (2014 - ongoing)
3 years of post-graduate study completed on MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy programme, Metanoia, London (2009 - 2012)
- Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills, The Gestalt Centre, London (2009)
- Working as a counsellor since 2011 at Coping with Cancer, Leicester and at Cedar Counselling, Birmingham
- Over 750 hours one-to-one experience in working with clients
- Visiting speaker on MSc Health Psychology programme at Coventry University delivering workshops in Key Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy Workshop, London (2013)
- I have also completed a workshop in 'The Living Body in Gestalt' with Julianne Appel-Opper in Birmingham. Julianne is world renowned in the field of embodied Gestalt Psychotherapy
National Counselling Society (NCS) Accredited Registrant Member
UKCP (UK Council of Psychotherapy) Trainee Member
UKAGP (UK Association for Gestalt Practitioners) Trainee Member
WPI (Welsh Psychotherapy Institute) Trainee member
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session