Matt Thomas

Adults and Young Persons Therapist

PG Dip Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling

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Hi, I’m Matt, a BACP registered Humanistic Therapist. I am available for face to face sessions in Brighton and Hove and also work online and via telephone. Experiencing difficult feelings and struggling emotionally at times is a natural part of life. I can help with this. The problems may not go away but I can help make them feel smaller and lighter by helping you explore them at a pace you are comfortable with, in a safe, non-judgmental space. I believe everyone experiences the world uniquely and everything is valid. Issues around race, LGBTQ and discrimination are particularly important to me. I offer an initial online session at no cost to you. After that I charge £45 to all.

AbuseADHDAdjustment DisorderAdoption IssuesAging ConcernsAlcohol Abuse and Alcohol DependenceAnger Management TherapyAnxietyAttachment TheoryAutismBereavementBody Image IssuesBurn OutCareer CounselingChild or Adolescent IssuesChronic Pain or IllnessCoachingCodependencyContemplativeCultural and Systemic OppressionCultural CongruenceDepressionDivorceDomestic AbuseDrug Dependence / Abuse / AddictionEating DisorderFamily CaregivingFamily ConflictFamily SystemsFeministGender IdentityHistorical TraumaImmigration/AcculturationInfertilityInsomniaInternet AddictionInterpersonalInterventionLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefMen’s IssuesNonviolent CommunicationObesityOCDPanicPanic AttacksParentingPast Life RegressionPersonal GrowthPersonality DisordersPolitical ClimatePolyamorous and Open RelationshipsPremarital CounselingRacial IdentityRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AddictionSexual ProblemsSocial PhobiaSpiritualitySuicidal IdeationWomen’s Issues

I will be in your corner and see things from your perspective as far as possible. Sometimes we perhaps just need someone to talk to who is not a friend or family member. Therapy can be like tidying a cupboard that has become a mess. We'll take everything out, sort it out and put it back in, in better order. I believe our therapeutic relationship is important - you can expect me to be warm, honest and genuine. Bringing creativity into the therapy room may be helpful. I can also help you find practical solutions to help manage your life that may draw on existing strengths and resilience.

After qualifying from the University of Brighton, I completed an Advanced Level 5 Qualification in Counselling Children and Young People. I have previously worked for a South London Counselling Agency the NHS under Wandsworth Borough and volunteered at South London Young Persons Charity (Catch 22). Having worked in London for just under 3 years, I have worked with a broad variety of different people and issues. I am particularly interested in issues related to culture, LGBTQ and identity, and how these play out in the context of life in the UK. In my work with young people I have experience of working with issues such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts, discrimination and identity, family and relationship problems, disordered eating, substance misuse, problems at school and at home, anxiety and general sadness. I also have a qualification in Understanding Substance Misuse which is an area of interest for me. I can speak French as a second language. While I wouldn't say that I could conduct a session entirely in French, if you are a native French speaker with generally good English, who struggles occasionally my skill here should be helpful.

Type of Therapy
  • Existential
  • Existential Therapy
  • Experiential
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)Telephone