Matthew has expert extensive knowledge in the area of addiction/recovery for many years. He has a BA Hons degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as a degree in Counselling / Addiction Studies, and is an accredited member of the A.C.I. (formally I.A.A.A.C) “Irish Association of Accredited Addiction Counsellors”
Matthew aims to inspire self-belief and confidence in yourself and your ability to make healthy choices and make the right decisions for you. He brings a wealth of experience to all areas of his work with clients and has a special interest in the following areas; solution focus therapy and C.B.T.
Matthew adopts a client centred approach to his work and conveys ease, warmth and genuineness, “The Core Conditions”, to all his clients and believes that it is through relationship building of trust and rapport that true healing is possible.
He is a fully qualified Counsellor and Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist, and has also worked with groups and workshops for many years and brings this valuable experience to his work.
Matthew has extensive experience in family systems and working with children from 4years +. Matthew uses a variety of therapies and approaches in helping children to express their emotions, thoughts and feelings e.g through creative expression and play. Children who attend counselling with Matthew present in a variety of different ways with a broad range of issues and challenges that Matthew welcomes. Parents/Guardians are kept informed of the progress of the child therapy and offers support to the family as a whole as needed.
Matthew’s soft and solid presence helps to create a “space” where each individual client may explore their patterns, self-beliefs and behavioural systems in relation to any problems or difficulties they may be experiencing in their daily living. This lends itself to the development of greater self-awareness and opens up the possibility of exploring previously unseen choices (blind spots) and solutions specific to each individual client.
As a way of ensuring continuum of care and on-going professional development he regularly attends seminars and workshops which are related to his profession.
Counselling and Therapy for Children 4 years +, Adolescents & Adults.
“Specialises in Recovery”
Abuse; Physical, Emotional, Mental, Sexual
Couples and Marriage Counselling
Grief; Bereavement and Loss
Families affected by Addiction
Facilitates Group Courses and Work Shops
Telephone & Skype Counselling.
Irish College of Humanties and Apllied Sciences Limerick (I.C.H.A.S.) – Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
National Counselling Institute of Ireland (N.C.I.I.) Limerick – Degree in Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies
Cork Institute of Technology – Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Family Systems
St. Patrick’s College Thurles – Diploma in Theological Studies
St. Patrick’s College Thurles – Certificate in Philosophical Studies