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Dr Matthew Geary

Offering Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Matt is a fully qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist (PGDip – Therapeutic Counselling – Level 4), meaning that he draws on a range of therapeutic approaches (person-centred, psychodynamic and relational) to suit your needs and unique situation. If appropriate, the therapy might also incorporate elements of other approaches such as Jungian therapy, CBT, creative therapy, and Buddhism-informed therapy. Matt believes in being accepting, compassionate, gentle, kind, open-minded, honest, hopeful, and non-judgemental.

Integrative counselling is a holistic, flexible approach to therapy that looks at the whole person, considering your mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. ​The client-counsellor relationship is key to successful therapy. Matt aims to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you feel comfortable, safe and secure. In this setting, you can explore and come to understand your life history, behaviours, difficulties, concerns, or triggers. From this, you can begin to heal, make positive adjustments and set goals to improve your health, happiness, relationships, and satisfaction with life.

Matt is a fully insured (PPS) and supervised, registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adheres to their ethical framework to ensure good practice. He is committed to upholding high levels of personal and professional moral qualities.  He maintains his professional status by engaging in continual professional development (CPD) activities to help update and improve practice.

​Alongside running his own private practice, Matt has also spent the past three years working for a charity supporting those for whom counselling may be out of reach financially. 

The sessions are usually weekly and last 50 minutes. These can be for a fixed period or open-ended. The contents of the sessions are confidential.

Matt works with 18+ adults and has experience working with addiction, abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement and loss (recent and past), depression, dissociation, gender and identity issues, mental health and physical health issues, maternal issues (esp. ambivalence, post-natal depression), men’s issues (incl. toxic masculinity, male post-natal depression), OCD, relationship issues, marital problems, affairs, divorce, trauma (incl. PTSD and CPTSD), low self-confidence and self-esteem, sex and sexuality issues, work issues, women’s issues.

Matt has a background in academia, and he completed his PhD in English Literature and Psychoanalysis at the University of Birmingham in 2016. He is a published author and writes regularly on psychoanalysis and counselling and psychotherapeutic theory and practice.

Note: The use of the title DR relates to Matt’s doctorate qualification. However, this does not imply a general medical qualification.