Matthew Ridley

Matthew Ridley

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07581 297711

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Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX1
07581 297711
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available


I am taking on new clients, both  face to face and online. Please get in touch for more information.

About me and my therapy practice

If you’re reading this, you’re probably ready for a change. Perhaps life hasn’t turned out as you expected, or something has happened to you that you just can’t make sense of or move on from. Maybe you don’t even know why you’re not ok and just want to figure things out…

Whatever the reason, therapy can offer you the time and space to offload, express yourself and work towards finding deeper levels of self-awareness and heightened levels of self-fulfilment.

I can provide a compassionate and safe environment for this exploration over short or longer periods of time with varying levels of depth. All dependant on what you want or need at this moment in your life.

There is no one else quite like you. Only you have experienced your life, felt your joy and cried your tears. You are unique! I believe in encouraging you to be you, helping you to be become freer from life’s conditioning and expectations. For this reason, I am very flexible in my approach to therapy and offer a wide range of research and evidence based tools and interventions that can really work.

A wise man once said that “change can happen” and in my 12 years of experience I have seen this demonstrated even after the darkest of times. As your therapist, I make a deep commitment to be alongside you for as long as you need.

Please visit my website for much more information

Practice description

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.

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, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken