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

I'm an accredited counsellor and also an accredited EMDR psychotherapist. These therapies can bring peace to old traumas and understanding to painful reactions. I can help you achieve a healthy balance so that your life is calmer and more nourishing, empowering you to achieve what is best for you.

Relationships can be both rewarding and painful, whether as children with our care givers or as adults with friends, partners and lovers.  The wounds from relationships can last a lifetime.  Counselling and EMDR are therapies based on healing relationships that can resolve these wounds no matter how long ago they occurred.

Traumas are old memories that still disturb you, leaving you feeling angry and troubled long after the events took place. They spark painful emotions that are as strong as they were years, even decades ago.  Things that you thought were under control could be upsetting you far more than you feel they should. Your sleep maybe disrupted; you may have difficulty concentrating and anxieties and fears might threaten to overwhelm you.  

In Counselling and EMDR I offer a therapeutic relationship in which you will feel sufficiently safe to explore your history, to consider if old beliefs are helping you and relax some of the rules for living that you inherited. These may have restricted your capacity to live fully and in the way that is right for you. EMDR particularly can reduce the pain from old trauma, removing its power to upset you.

I have a particular interest in working with clients who experienced the trauma of being sent away to boarding school and also with those in recovery from addiction.  

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

Practice description

I offer my sessions by phone or on secure video link using Zoom from my private and confidential room in Rodborough.  My sessions last for 50 minutes but I have the flexibility to extend the session if we lose time because of technical difficulties.   

I see private clients on Mondays and Fridays.  

For us to work together, you need a quiet room which the members of your household know not to disturb for the length of our sessions.

I accept payment by BACS or PayPal.

My first session

Our work begins from our first session when we start our relationship.  I will welcome you telling me what brings you to counselling, what you may want and what I can do for you.  

I will listen carefully to what you tell me, both to what you say, what you don't say and to what it all means to you.  I will check with you that I have understood you correctly and I will explain what I can offer you, the way I work and my commitment to you. 

I will describe my contract and invite any comments that you may have.  There will be time for us to discuss if this is what you want and if it is, to decide on our next session.  

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

EMDR, Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, 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 our professional lives.

I am a person-centred counsellor, and supervisor.  I offer a safe, compassionate and empathic space. I am interested in all that you do with your clients including your process, successes, the ‘mistakes’ that you might think you make, the application of the ethical framework and the development of your professional career.

My main purpose is to help you deepen and clarify your understanding of your clients. 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 vital work that you do with your clients.

I have considerable experience as a person-centred counsellor, specialising in trauma, addiction and recovery from it, and the core healing work of creating connection in which healing can take place.

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, events in your life and your unique process, to the nuts and bolts of managing your client contracts.

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 to meet the monthly supervision standards for any of the professional bodies.

Practice description

I offer supervision on Mondays and Fridays at the moment only by telephone or online.  I have the flexibility to offer you extra time if there are technical mishaps during our sessions.  I will be in my private and confidential room in Rodborough.  You will also need privacy and a quiet room from which your household have been asked to avoid entering during our supervision sessions.

My first session

I would like to hear about your practice, training, hisory and expectations.  I will explain how I work and what I can offer you, my approach to the Ethical Framework,  my responsibility to you and your clients.  Finally we can talk about how our working relationship might look and if we feel it would be strong enough to offer you the support you need.

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

EMDR, Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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