Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward


01568 708836 / 07982 466224

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About me

Counselling is an opportunity to explore one's experience in a confidential and non-judgemental setting. Often, when life gets us down, it can be helpful to share and explore our experience.

Working together it becomes possible to understand more deeply the challenges faced and find strategies and meanings that can support new perspectives. Both the past and the present may be explored as well as hopes for the future. To this end I encourage the qualities of kindness and curiosity. These can allow us to remain open to our experience more fully, even in the face of the self-criticism that can accompany pain, stress, depression and anxiety.

Often one can become stuck in patterns of low mood and anxiety which link to the way we 'see' ourselves, our relationships and the wider world. Counselling can offer a way to begin to step beyond these habitual ways of perceiving ourselves and others. I offer a flexible and honest approach to counselling exploring the experience and implications of thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviour with a view to developing insights, strategies and meanings.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered member BACP
  • Accredited Mindfulness trainer

I have worked as a counsellor for a number of years. I have worked with children and young adults at the CLD Trust in Hereford and currently, alongside private work, work at the Bracken Trust, a charity supporting people with cancer and their carers and families. I have also worked as a bereavement counsellor for Cruse and worked at a counselling agency taking referrals for local GP surgeries.

I am a qualified mindfulness trainer and run regular courses as well as teaching mindfulness to individuals and small groups.

I am often asked to combine therapeutic counselling with mindfulness as mindfulness practice can support working with difficult thoughts, emotions and sensations in new and more empowered ways. A positive side effect of mindfulness practice is that it can be deeply soothing encouraging relaxation.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£35 per session, one hour

Concessions available

I offer a reduced rate for the first session, please enquire for details

Maps & Directions

Leominster, HR6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults