Richard Matthews, FdSc. Dip Counselling (MBACP)

Richard Matthews, FdSc. Dip Counselling (MBACP)

57 Bisley Rd

The Meeting Room
2nd Floor
3 Royal Crescent
GL50 3DA

07934 348548

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About me

About Me

A warm, friendly, open and caring therapist, offering confidential and supportive counselling in the Cheltenham area. I have a wealth of experience with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma and mental health. Trained in a range of humanistic/ integrative approaches.

What to expect

An initial session where we can meet and get a feel for each other and our potential for working together. I can hear what has bought you to seek help, what you would like to get out of therapy, asses what your needs are and give you the opportunity to ask me any questions about myself and how I work, or how I see the therapeutic process.

This initial session will last approximately 50 minutes. If at this initial session we decide that we want to continue to work together we will come to an agreement about how many weekly 50 minutes sessions you require,(A range of between 6 and open-ended is usual,this agreement can be revised subject to changing needs) and choose a suitable mutually convenient time to meet each week.

As in my experience each persons therapy is unique. Being trained in a range of humanistic and integrative counselling techniques, ways of working with individual clients tend to suggest themselves from this broad base within the 1st few sessions. I am guided by fundamental principles in all my work. These include a belief that we all have our own answers to our own problems within us, yet may need help to sort through confusion, doubt and difficult emotions in order to find those answers. I believe in helping my clients to do this by creating a safe space, listening deeply without judgement to their experience, I use a range of techniques to help Clients understand themselves and access their own deep inner wisdom. These techniques include psycho-education, mindfulness and other techniques associated with different models of therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

FDSc. in Humanistic Counselling (Bath Spa)
Diploma therapuetic Counselling (CPCAB)
Diploma Psychotheraputic Counselling (CPCAB)

  • I am a Lecturer in counselling at Wiltshire College teaching Level 4 Diploma in theraputic counselling
  • I Have worked with addictions and those affected by addiction at Swindon Options for Life & Recovery' (Solar).
  • I have experience working with a diverse client base in Private Practice .
  • As a member of B.A.C.P. my work is in accordance with their ethical framework.

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Areas of counselling I deal with

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        I charge £45.00 for a 50 minute session.

        Concessionary rates can be negotiated.

        Maps & Directions

        Stroud, GL5 1HF
        Cheltenham, GL50 3DA

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        I am available daytime and some evenings .

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults