Matthew Tinker

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PGDip CAT, UKCP & ACAT Registered Psychotherapist
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Reading, Berkshire, RG4
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About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist working with adults who seek help with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship and family issues. 

I believe that everyone has a unique potential for growth. Benefits of therapy can include improved self esteem, reduced stress, more resilience, better decision making, and more enjoyable relationships. Therapy can help you to identify unhelpful patterns that keep you stuck, and make different choices that enhance your life.

I began working in  mental health in the late 1990's when I trained and qualified as a mental health nurse. I subsequently worked for many years in the NHS where I completed my training as a psychotherapist. I was originally trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and its ethos and values continue to underpin the way that I work. I find CAT to be an insightful and practical approach that helps people get to the root of their difficulties.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 25 years experience working within the NHS and private practice. This includes working with a wide range of people experiencing a very wide range of different issues which include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and PTSD.

Qualifications and specialist training include:

  • UKCP & ACAT accredited Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist and Supervisor
  • Qualified EMDR Therapist
  • ACEP Certified Practitioner of EFT (ACP-EFT)
  • TFT-Alg
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 
  • Diploma (distinction) Mental Health Nursing 


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)

The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£85.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • WPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

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When I work


Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I provide clinical supervision to psychotherapists, psychologists, trainees, and psychiatrists.

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