Matthew Ridley

Matthew Ridley

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07581 297711

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Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX1
07581 297711
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Lets face it, sometimes life can get a bit much. Whether that's general day to day stresses or something more serious like a death, we're all human and to some degree we've all been there. Most of the time we can muddle through and weather the storm but sometimes we need a little extra help to understand our emotional responses or our feelings towards life or people. Sometimes it may be hard to see a way out or things are just not changing.

As an Integrative Counsellor I have been trained to select a small handful of different theoretical approaches to develop my own distinct way of working. The approaches I have chosen mirror my own personality and allow for me to work to my strengths. I believe in working with the whole person, this includes your emotions, thinking, beliefs, family, life situation etc. I will adapt the use of these methods depending on you and your needs.

Please visit my website for much more information

My first session

I see the first session as an opportunity for you to experience therapy with my with no obligation to continue afterwards if it doesn't feel right. The first session will last one hour and is charged at the usual rate. It's also important for me to ensure that I'm the right therapist for you also.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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