Matthew BenjaminRelational psychotherapist
I am a certified psychotherapeutic counsellor. I see clients with a wide range of emotional and mental health-related issues and I specialise in working with people with addictions, depression and social anxiety. I am passionate about creating a healing space for you to be seen and heard, and to be present with you, holding the space for you to grow and work through what it means to be you. I also work with people suffering grief and loss, relationship, work issues, ADHD, stress, and low self-esteem.
I worked in the music industry for over thirty years prior to becoming a psychotherapeutic counsellor. It’s given me a wide and varied range of life experiences which I feel enhance my abilities to work in the field of counselling and psychotherapy including:
● good sensitivity to boundaries
● a capacity to listen attentively over long periods of time
● understanding the importance of patience and unconditional positive regard
● the ability to listen empathically, without passing judgement
● creating and maintaining positive working relationships
You can read more about how I work by clicking on my website link below.
I offer a safe, comfortable environment in which we will work together. Over the course of our sessions, we will explore what your goals and difficulties are, and what may be stopping you from reaching or overcoming them. We will explore how you feel, think and behave in regard to yourself, and others, and how making positive changes can benefit you. Your therapy will be specifically curated for you to reach a place of deeper understanding and facilitate your growth in a nurturing space.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Training and qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling [Metanoia Institute]
MBACP - Registered Member of BACP