Matthew Morgan - Whitefield, Greater Manchester
Welcome, I'm Matthew. I am a psychotherapist offering individual and group sessions to adults in Whitefield, Manchester, and also online. I have 17 years working as a psychotherapist in the NHS and private sector.
My perspective is that each of us is essentially whole and that the job of psychological therapy is to work out the nature of a person's emotional struggle and to restore them to wholeness.
Whichever psychological approach is adopted, the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of the recovery process. Therefore, my style is to establish a warm and friendly environment in which difficulties can be explored and resolved gradually.
Once, we embark on a process together in which obstacles to recovery are identified - such as behavioural habits, unhelpful thinking patterns or disturbing memories, and we gradually develop insights into the problem, the process must be grounded in a strong therapeutic relationship. Therefore, I aim to put clients at ease as soon as possible so we can work collaboratively on understanding specific negative patterns of behaviour and unhelpful thinking.
I believe that every person is essentially whole at their core and capable of living a rich, rewarding life, but sometimes there are obstacles in our way, preventing us from moving forward in our desired direction. Psychotherapy can provide us with the opportunity to work through the obstacles, restore us to wellbeing and enjoy a more fulfilling life.
I have significant experience working with people struggling with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following a traumatic or abusive life experience. I have counseled people facing various transitions in life, whether overcoming alcohol dependence, bereavement, relationship breakdown, or facing the development of long term medical conditions.
- BSc. Psychology (First Class Hons.)
- MSc. Counselling Psychology
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP Accredited)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy (with EMDR Works)
- Mindfulness (extensive training in a range of disciplines)