Matt is an enthusiastic, friendly, caring and confident psychotherapist who is accredited in both CBT and EMDR with over 18 years’ experience in the field of mental health. He is able to treat a wide range of difficulties and has a track record of success with people from a variety of backgrounds.
He specialises in trauma, PTSD and other common mental health problems through his 21 years’ experience in the military both in the UK and combat zones abroad.
Matt is a skilled supervisor, presenter, trainer and author in psychotherapy and health promotion.
BackgroundEMDR is an innovative type of approach that can work where other therapies have failed because it goes deeper than just talking. It is very effective in a wide range of conditions including PTSD, trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement, phobias, depression, chronic pain and performance anxiety. EMDR can help unlock difficult past memories helping you recover from them by utilising the brain's ability to heal itself.
The alternating left-right stimulation of the brain with eye movements, sounds or taps during EMDR, stimulate negative memories in a way that then lose their intensity, so they become less distressing and seem more like 'ordinary' memories. Its sounds strange but it really works and it now has a huge scientific research base to prove its effectiveness.
CBT is a structured form of therapy. Research has shown that CBT is probably the most effective treatment for a variety of emotional and psychological problems. In short - it works! It tackles how your thinking & actions in the 'here & now' are keeping your problems going. It teaches you to become your own therapist leaving you more able to deal with your problems effectively in the future.
You can find out more at Matthew's website.