Matt Verguson

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Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 5BD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

It can be really tough looking for a counsellor. Here you are at a very raw point in your life, struggling to make such an important choice with only profile pics and a few sentences to go on. It must feel so overwhelming. Stick with it, counselling can make a difference. Working together, you will find me to be robust and authentic. I will be actively engaged in our sessions, creating a warm, safe space where I can come to understand your world and the issues that bring you to counselling.

Whilst I have worked with a wide variety of issues, I focus on:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • The effects of a difficult childhood
  • Relational issues
  • Trauma

Struggling with mental health and emotional difficulties can affect us all in different in ways, withdrawing into ourselves, escaping into drugs or alcohol, if you've found your way to site like this then you're trying to do something about it. This is itself an achievement. Though finding the right counsellor can be an overwhelming process it's worth sticking with.

For me the relationship is the most important aspect of working with a counsellor,  it's where the work gets done. As we develop trust, I'll support your attempts to achieve your counselling goals and to challenge or accept yourself.

If you feel like I might be the counsellor to work with please contact me discuss any questions or concerns.

Training, qualifications & experience

I came into counselling after working for several years with homeless people who had mental health and addiction issues, many of whom had experienced tough times growing up. I loved working with people and supporting them to change so headed back to school to get the skills to do it better. During my training, I was a counsellor in a general counselling service in Bradford and a local men's' prison.

I trained in a Relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy- I feel that often it is our relationship with others which makes us who we are, and can often be a source of great discomfort, and so it is also through our relationship with others that we heal.

The qualifications relevant to counselling I hold are:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

I regularly attend ongoing training. Some that I have attended:

  • Attachment and Childhood Trauma
  • Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Relational Couples' Therapy

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Our sessions take place in my welcoming office (fully wheelchair accessible) in Little Germany in Bradford city centre. 

Each Session: £50

Online Video and Phone Appointments

Each Session: £50

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

In Person appointments in a Covid safe office.

Telephone and Online Video Sessions.

Further information

Reduced fee of £40 for trainee counsellors.

City Hub, 9-11 Peckover Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 5BD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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.

Fully wheelchair accessible facilities.

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Matt Verguson
Matt Verguson