Matt works with clients using a humanistic approach, by primarily facilitating a non-judgmental, empathic space for clients to explore their lives and feelings. He tries to understand the process by which clients deliver their story; for example, perhaps looking at how the story is delivered, the words chosen, as well as body language and tone to obtain a deeper understanding of the content, and how the client came to tell their story in a specific way. His intention is to see things from the perspective of the client so that they can move forward together.
Matt currently works for an International Health Company in a Customer Facing Role and has 12 years of experience and involvement in highly stressful and at times deeply upsetting situations. This experience along with being well travelled has given Matt good awareness of different global cultures. Matt also has a background in volunteer work as a Telephone Befriender with a Carer Support Organisation in West Sussex. Matt understands the difficulties and pain that can be the result of familial, professional, and relationship-based issues and that these are trying and at times exhausting problems to navigate and move forward with. Matt believes in working collaboratively to explore these issues with the goal of alleviating distress, making changes, and perhaps finding new meanings.
Matt is a Humanistic Counsellor, training towards a Professional Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling. He is a student member of the BACP and a placement counsellor at the Awareness Centre’s NHS Wandsworth Service.