Matthew Akers

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Derby

Derby DE24
Sessions from £50.00


  • Concessionary rates


Thank you for looking at my profile. Please contact me to arrange a phone consultation at no charge.

To provide greater flexibility for clients on shifts and childcare, I continue to offer phone and online work with clients between 08:00 - 21.00. Please contact me to discuss further.

About me and my therapy practice

If you’re reading this, there’s something on your mind now about relationships, anxiety, depression, bereavement, or even problems at work. I work with men, who have suffered in silence because ‘that’s what men do’. I work with women, who want to talk in a space where they can be their true selves. You may have felt the effects of the pandemic and just need to talk about how it’s affected you. This might be the right time to work with me, a counsellor who will take your problems seriously in confidence. I’m a registered BACP member and work under a strict ethical framework with unconditional positive regard and confidentiality paramount within the sessions.

Practice description

Good counselling depends on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. That’s why I offer Integrative counselling, based on my empathic approach with care to make a good relationship and help you to grow. I work to create a confidential, safe place to experience compassion for who you are and help you find a new outlook on life.I use integrative therapy inclusive of CBT, TA and Psychodynamic modality.

My first session

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation. This is an opportunity for you to see if you'd like to work with me. I'll introduce myself and tell you how I work. I'll ask you what you hope to get from counselling.

If it feels right , we'll arrange a first appointment, at which I'll explain about confidentiality and boundaries. My way of working is informal and relaxed.I'll take time getting to know you and why you are looking for support now, at this moment in your life. It's important to give you time to build up your trust in me, so I will allow you the space you need. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Trauma

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling