Matthew Pitman BSc, PGDip, MABCP
The world likes to try and tell us who we are and what we should be doing by putting us into boxes and trying to get us to conform to labels. A lot of life's problems come from when we don't feel like we belong in those boxes or that we don't fit those labels. We can struggle to see what choices we can make and what direction we should take in life. Therapy is an opportunity to help you understand who you are, who you want to be, and how you can move towards that possibility.
I work Existentially, which is a way of therapy that asks important philosophical questions about who we are, our choices, and our meaning in life.
Recent events have brought about a huge amount of uncertainty and we're all having to make changes to our lives. Existential therapy gives a chance to look at where we are and what's going on in our lives, and to deal with current challenges such as anxiety and isolation.
I offer a safe space in which to open up this understanding of who you are; free from judgement, and free from labels. It is your time and space to uncover who you are, who you want to be and how you could accomplish this. I have worked with many different issues but have worked extensively with child abuse, abuse, trauma, anxiety, and men's issues.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Social Sciences
- Foundation Certificate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling
- PGDip in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling
- MSc in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (ongoing)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The introductory session has a reduced fee of £25, during which we would look into what has brought you to seek therapy and to see how and if we can work together to improve your well-being.
The standard fee is £40 for a 50 minute session. Sessions are usually arranged so that they are on the same day and time every week, which we will attempt to arrange at an day and time which is good for you.
At the moment, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, only telephone and online counselling options are available.