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About me

Hello,

Do you sometimes feel that life seems too much or too difficult? Do you feel that your life has lost its meaning?

We can often feel as though we’re alone, scared, and that there’s nothing we can do. And that’s actually very common. People can hide their problems from others because they fear what will happen if they were to admit this to anyone else. But we all have problems, and we can all work towards solving them.

And this is how therapy can help.

Therapy offers you a safe space to talk about the issues you might be struggling with. It’s an opportunity to talk to someone without judgment or shame. By talking to another person therapy helps you make sense of what’s going on and to look at what you would like to change in your life.

I am an Existential therapist which is a type of therapy that aims to try and understand your situation as best as possible so you can feel heard and understood, and to examine your anxieties and difficulties to help you make the best choices you can to face the difficulties life throws at us.

I work in Oxfordshire and have many years of experience working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, childhood abuse, and dissociation. I believe that therapy should be accessible and affordable, so please ask about my concession rates if needed.

If you are interested then please call and we can set up a no-obligation introductory session to talk about your concerns and what you’re looking for from therapy.

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)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood abuse

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

The introductory session has a reduced fee of £30, 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 £50 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.

Availability

I am available on weekdays between 9am and 6pm.

Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Matthew Pitman BSc, PGDip, MABCP

Matthew Pitman BSc, PGDip, MABCP