Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bournemouth

Bournemouth BH9
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I understand it is hard to start counselling and find a therapist whom you will feel comfortable to talk through what is troubling you. So why me? I am a BACP registered and qualified Integrative Counsellor, helping clients aged 18+. I provide a safe, calm and confidential space for you to gain insight, to understand, work on and move through what is troubling you; whether you know exactly what that is or, if you know that something isn't quite right and you need time to find what is causing you to feel unsettled or unhappy.

Practice description

My approach is anchored by Person Centred Therapy and Gestalt, working with mind, body and spirit. I don’t have a one size fits all approach, and depending on what is most helpful for you, I will draw on different models of therapy including Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness, Existential, Transpersonal and Psychodynamic.

I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to help bring awareness of the issues, and facilitate the help to find what changes are needed. Its not for me to give you the answers, but rather for me to help you to find those answers, empowering and supporting you along the way.

My first session

To start, please contact me to arrange an initial free 20 minute phone call consultation. This will allow time for you to talk confidentially about what you need help with, to see if I can help you, and whether you feel you can work with me. If I am not best placed to support you, I will advise you and try to direct you to someone else who may be more suitable.

From here we can then agree a mutually convenient time to meet. I am currently offering sessions by phone, or online using Zoom.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Depression, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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