Merril Matthews Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accredited)

Merril Matthews Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accredited)

130 High Road
Layer De- La-Haye

01206 734109

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About me

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

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.

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£40 per 50-60 min. session for individuals

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO2 0EA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Weekdays day and evenings / Saturday morning

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme