Merril Matthews Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accredited)
130 High Road
Layer De- La-Haye
I have over 20 years experience of being with persons who have chosen to seek counselling and therapeutic support. I consider it a privilege to be alongside a person who could be experiencing grief, loss, depression, anxiety, low self esteem or other feelings that can be felt as overwhelming and unmanageable.
I abide by the BACP ethical framework for good practice.
My core training is in the Person Centred Approach, where my ultimate aim is to offer a caring safe place for a person to talk about experiences they have had or are having, that has maybe left them feeling vulnerable and unsure of what to do or how to be. Counselling offers an opportunity to begin to disentangle confusions and fears that disable inner confidence, leaving the way open to considering more enabling personal choices.
My private practice is located in a quiet village on the outskirts of Colchester. There is ample parking in the driveway.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling / Psychotherapy and Professional Studies
Brief Therapy, Supervision and CBT Skills Training
Full CRB (criminal records bureau) check
Alongside my private practice I have been an in house counsellor for a number of GP surgeries. I have worked sessionally for a project dedicated to persons with Personality Disorder and am an associate counsellor for EAPs. I am BUPA recognised.
I offer time limited (6 - 12 sessions) or long term (ongoing sessions) which can be agreed between us at assessment. The time frame is offered to confirm that a person can rely on the space they are asking for and can be managed according to a person's need.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£40 per 50-60 min. session for individuals
My practice is situated in a quiet village on the outskirts of Colchester with no cost parking facilities.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays day and evenings / Saturday morning
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|