Matthew Verguson

Matthew Verguson


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07398026477
Website

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Therapist - Bradford

Bradford BD1
07398026477
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am currently offering in-person appointments in a large, socially distanced office. 

Walking Therapy appointments available. 

Phone and online sessions also.


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 your 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.

Most counsellors would say the relationship is the most important aspect of working with a counsellor, and I agree.  It's where the work gets done. As we develop trust, I'll support you in attempts to achieve your counselling goals. 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.


Practice description

Relational Therapy 

Relational therapy is for individuals. As a relational therapist I believe our relationships with others are hugely important. They make us who we are and affect how we behave. Not only that they help us heal and cope in difficult times. We will work together to understand the difficulties you are experiencing as well as the values, beliefs and patterns that make you who you are.


Walking Therapy

Meeting face to face hasn’t always been for everyone, the intensity of talking about difficult personal issues can be overwhelming, but Covid-19 brings even more challenges. For some, walking therapy -having a counselling session whilst walking outside- can make a big difference. Being out in natural surroundings has been shown to have great benefits for mental and emotional health. Holding therapy sessions while walking outdoors can help some people to open up and feel more comfortable talking. Walking next to each other can help some clients feel less pressured. The relationship between client and therapist can be strengthened as we literally walk alongside each other.


How Does it Work?

If you choose walking therapy we will hold an assessment session either at my office in Bradford city centre, by phone or online video where we will agree on the type of route and meeting place. We will discuss confidentiality and what we will do if we encounter other people. The following session we will meet at a point around Baildon and Saltaire and take it from there. You set the pace, there are plenty of benches and we can adapt our sessions if you don’t feel like being outside that day. This isn’t a route march!

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited