Matthew Byng

Matthew Byng


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07940891540

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Therapist - Stroud

Stroud GL5
07940891540
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

If you’re feeling unhappy, upset or dissatisfied and perhaps unsure of yourself, I can help. Talking about your feelings and exploring some of the reasons behind them may well bring understanding and peace of mind that you haven’t found in other ways.

I am a person-centred counsellor, supervisor and EMDR therapist. Person-centred counselling gives you the opportunity to explore your inner world, in terms of your past, present and future dreams. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can challenge unhelpful, critical beliefs and replace them with those that are more realistic, probably kinder, and that will help you move forward, rather than hold you back. I believe that the solutions to the issues that you face are within you and that together we can uncover the route for you to find a better life.

If you have emotions from past traumas that are stuck and continuing to overwhelm you, making your life difficult then we can use EMDR, a powerful trauma therapy. It can open channels within the brain that make those powerful and disturbing historic feelings into memories which no longer have the power to upset you.

I have been Counselling and using EMDR with traumatised people for many years and my clients have found our work has helped them overcome their ghosts from the past so that they can focus on the challenges they face today. I also specialise in working with clients trying to make sense of early boarding school experiences, and those in the early stages of recovery from addiction. At the same time, for ten years I have been a lecturer at SGS Stroud College, teaching the Level 4 Diploma in Counselling.

We meet in my comfortable and confidential room in Rodborough. It is on the ground floor and there are two steps up to it. There is parking right outside.

I am a registered and Accredited Member of BACP and an EMDR Accredited Practitioner with EMDR UK & Ireland.  

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Stroud

Stroud GL5
07940891540
Sessions from £50.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

Seeing clients as a professional counsellor or psychotherapist is exciting, rewarding, challenging and at times stressful and upsetting. I see supervision as central to managing all aspects of your professional life.

I am interested in all that you do with your clients, from the application of the ethical framework, impact of the ‘mistakes’ that you might think you make, your process, successes and achievements and the development of your professional career.

I am a person-centred counsellor, and supervisor which means my main purpose is to help you symbolise your client into your awareness as accurately as possible. None of us is fully functioning because we all have blocks and areas of incongruence but working together in supervision we will achieve a much better understanding of your clients than you can do on your own. As your supervisor, I want us to collaborate so that you feel fully supported in the important work that you do with your clients.

With the client at the centre of what we do and with you as the tool for effective therapy everything that affects you is welcome in supervision with me. This includes material at the global level such as the climate crisis and political chaos, through our relationship, events in your life and your unique process, to the nuts and bolts of managing your client contracts.

If you are starting your client placements or have limited client experience then you will have many practical questions including how to start, hold boundaries, contract with and end with your client.

I am familiar with working in private practice and in organisational settings. They present different challenges and benefits which we can explore together.

My session timings are flexible enough for you to meet the monthly supervision standards of our different professional bodies.

My therapy room is on the ground floor and there are two steps up to it. There is plenty of parking available.

What I can help with

Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work