- Flexible hours available
I am currently taking on new clients.
I can offer online sessions or walk and talk sessions in a local park close to you.
Available Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 6.30pm for Walk and Talk sessions in the park or online.
Walk and Talk sessions available in Abbots Langley, Kings Langley or Watford area.
About me and my therapy practice
Hi my name is Matt and I am a psychotherapist based in the Watford area.
I am an integrative therapist which means I can adopt a variety of approaches to suit the need of the person I am seeing. My speciality is the person centred approach which focuses on being an active listener and facilitating your understanding of the challenges you face.
I work both online and in parks providing walk and talk therapy. This walk and talk approach has become a less intrusive approach that is popular for being in the fresh air, being less intense, giving people the chance to walk side by side and not be confined by a small room or lots of direct eye contact.
While an online approach provides great flexibility to you and allows the convenience of sessions from your own home.
You can expect a warm, nurturing approach to counselling and an environment that gives you confidence to share your worries as we work collaboratively to improve your overall well being.
My background has been working in a school and college setting in West London counselling pupils and young adults with ASD, dyslexia, and other learning needs. This has been especially rewarding to support pupils who have often had bad experiences in other educational settings and work on building their self esteem and confidence. I have been working in this setting for over 5 years and it has enabled me to work with parents, young adults and academic staff to encourage an open approach to talking about problems and hopefully eliminate any stigma around this.
Before that I have worked in a hospice supporting people with loss and grief as well as drawing on my time in care home settings to better understand the feelings of loneliness and isolation we all sometimes experience.
Now in private practice I am hoping my experience with Bereavement Counselling can help others work through their grief.
I am also looking to build confidence with people who are struggling with low self esteem. We can then work together to help you overcome the challenges you are facing.
You can expect a dedicated professional who is warm, calm and approachable and above all else a good listener.
My first session
What can you expect?
After making initial contact via email we will arrange a first session to get to know one another. At this point I would ask your preference on whether the sessions would be online or face to face in a local park. I would then send over a copy of the counselling agreement for you to look at before we see one another.
This first session is half price and acts as an opportunity to discuss some of the following.
- What brought you to counselling?
- How our first 6 sessions might look if you decide to carry on?
- The counselling contract. Predominantly confidentiality.
After the session I would encourage you to have some time to think about whether we could work together or not and if so we would book in our next session. If not then I would look at potential referral options for you.
I really look forward to hearing from you. I understand that making contact for the first time can be a big step, so I really appreciate you taking the time to read my profile.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Loss, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Email therapy, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Text therapy, Time-limited