Matthew Frener: Addiction Counsellor, South Kensington, SW7
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Matthew Frener

Addiction counsellor
Online , South Kensington SW7
Has availability

About Me

I am an Addiction Counsellor at The Mews House, Start2Stop (a residential treatment centre for recovering addicts and people with eating disorders). I work with clients on a 1:1 basis and facilitate therapeutic groups and workshops in South Kensington and also online. I am a member of Addiction Professionals and below are but a few of the issues I work with:

Addiction, Anxiety, Boundaries, Depression, Eating Disorders, Inner Child, Loneliness, OCD, Personality Disorders, Porn Addiction, Relationships, Self Harm, Self Esteem, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Trauma. 

Working collaboratively with clients, I believe that the therapeutic relationship has the ability to transform and transcend. Together we will explore your presenting issues and work towards your goals. Each therapeutic hour spent together is about you and for you. I will walk alongside you on this journey. You are not alone. 

I use an integrative approach, which means that I pull on a number of therapeutic modalities that will best serve the client and their needs. At the core of my practice are modalities, such as: humanistic, cognitive and psychodynamic. I also use motivational interviewing and apply 12 Step Philosophy to my practice, the latter of which depends on the client and their relationship with 12 Step Recovery. I am an advocate of clients finding a creative outlet as this can be therapeutic in its own right. 

I believe in working holistically alongside clients, to help unearth and discover their authentic selves. It is important that we look at all facets of your life and address your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health, in order to ensure that you are able to thrive. 

Before finding my own path in recovery and joining the team at Start2Stop, I trained as an actor and also completed an MA Creative Producing. My life's experiences have led me to this point where I retrained as a counsellor and am able to help others and share my experience with them. I truly hope that we are able to work with one another to help you find serenity and balance in your life. 

If you or anyone you know would benefit from counselling sessions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

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First Practice
11 Kendrick Mews
South Kensington

Issues often worked with

Eating disorders
Interpersonal relationships
Personality disorders
Sex addiction

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups



In person therapeutic sessions from £90 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes). 

Online therapeutic sessions from £75 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes). 

I have a limited number of concession slots available for NHS workers, students and those on low incomes. 

Training and qualifications

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 

Care Certificate 

Verified professional membership

Addiction Professionals