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About me

As a Person Centred Counsellor my goal is to support you through your own process and I strive to offer empathy and unconditional positive regard to all my clients.

I understand that reaching out for help can feel very challenging, rest assured that my aim is to support rather than add to any stress or pressure that you may feel. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where we can work together at a pace that you feel comfortable with.

I have 20 years experience working with all age groups covering a wide range of personal and relationship issues. I spent 2 years working in a health care environment with a focus on depression and anxiety.

Most recently I have spent the past 2 and a half years working with trauma and individuals experiencing strong suicidal thoughts and feel comfortable in this role. Additionally I am ASIST trained and feel able to integrate this easily from a person centred ethos.

I have experience working with all age groups and genders, including those transitioning. I feel comfortable and happy to work with any ethnic, religious or cultural backgrounds and as a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist my job is to meet you where you are rather than to impose any ethos or framework on you.

It is very important to me to maintain good ethical practice and as such am very happy to part of the BACP as I believe that their guidelines and framework  offers peace of mind to both Client and Counsellor.

Please note that during this unusual time all sessions will be conducted either online or via telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and as a registered member of the BACP I abide by their ethical framework and standards.

I also hold the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate and successfully completed ASIST training through the NHS.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Sessions are charged at £45 per Hour

Concessionary rates are available on enquiry.


I offer flexible availability including some evenings and weekends to find a time that suits.

All sessions will currently be conducted either online or via phone


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Matthew Sneddon

Matthew Sneddon