Matthew Pronger, MSc, MBACP (reg.)
UPDATE: My practice has reopened to new clients, with some limited availability.
Currently all working is online. This is to minimise face to face contact during the COVID19 pandemic. Do get in touch if you have any questions about this.
Sometimes people need a space they can talk about, explore and understand our feelings, relationships and concerns. I am a trained counsellor/psychotherapist and in a confidential, safe environment we can explore a broad range of thoughts, feelings and events that affect your day to day health, well-being and happiness, as well as any labels or diagnoses that affect you.
What issues do I work with?
I work in a general practice. This means I am trained to work with a wider variety of issues, including OCD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationships, intrusive thoughts or family issues. If you are unsure you can contact me or check my website
Who do I work with?
In my private practice I work 1:1 with young adults (14+) and adults (18+) on a wide variety of issues. I have worked with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
In addition to general practice, I specialize in working with neurodiversity and people with learning disabilities. My website contains more details.
How many times/how long would I see you for?
I understand that no two people are the same, so we'll work together to build a relationship that suits your need. The work we do together can be adapted to suit your needs. Short and long term psychotherapy is available.
Often it is difficult when we begin to know what you need. Usually, after an assessment, we would discuss working to 6 sessions. In the 6th session we can review our work and discuss whether or not you would like to continue. This gives you some control over how many/frequently you would like to meet and whether or not you wish to continue. This is flexible, and I welcome any questions you might have about this, so we can work to suit you.
I can offer some evening times; please contact me if you would like more information.
What kind of therapy is this?
I integrate CBT, Person-Centred and Attachment therapy to help you explore, understand and grow, and support you facing the challenges life can present you with. More information about this is available on my website.
How would I start therapy?
If you would like to start counselling/psychotherapy with me, first we would arrange an agreeable time to meet for an assessment. I typically see clients at a discrete and comfortable space at Harland Works on John Street, near Bramall Lane.
During this session we can work together to find how to work together and discuss any concerns or anxieties you might have about counselling/psychotherapy. This is a great time to ask questions about myself or the process of counselling.
Assessments are up to 90 minutes long and charged at £45.
I have a question.
If you would like more information on counselling, the services I offer or what might bring people to counselling, please check my website; www.sheffieldcounsellor.net You can also contact me via email, text message or phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered Member
- 2018-present - Certificate in Play Therapy and Creative Counselling, Apple Tree Centre.
- 2018 - MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- 2015-17 - Post-Graduate Diploma, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby.
- 2016 - BACP Competencies, Working with Children and Young People, University of Derby
- 2015-16 - Post-Graduate Certificate, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby.
- 2013-14 - University Certificate, Counselling Skills, University of Derby
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
£50 per 50 minute session.
£50 for an initial 90 minute assessment.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some limited evening availability.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have a question or query about counselling, or how we might work together. Counselling can seem mysterious or complicated if you're new to it and I am happy to help you understand if what I offer is for you.