Matthew Lee | Accredited Counsellor | Birmingham | NCPS

Matthew Lee

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08009

Location: Birmingham

Key Workers CounsellingMates in Mind

I've worked in the higher and further education sectors for over 20 years supporting young adults. I began training as a therapist after deciding to seek therapy myself 18 years ago. I felt unhappy and lost in my life, anxious and low in confidence. Therapy was hugely supportive and transformative for me. I knew it helped me grow as a person and I became interested in training as a therapist. I continue to be committed to developing as a person and in my therapy training. 

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Masters level) Welsh Psychotherapy Institute (WPI), Cardiff, 2023 - passed with distinction

    3 prior years of post-graduate study completed on MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy programme, Metanoia, London (2009 - 2012) 

    Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills, The Gestalt Centre, London (2009) 

    Working as a counsellor since 2011 at Coping with Cancer, Leicester and at Cedar Counselling, Birmingham 

    Over 2000 hours one-to-one experience in working with clients 

    Visiting speaker on MSc Health Psychology programme at Coventry University delivering workshops in Key Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy 

    Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy Workshop, London (2013) 

    I have also completed a workshop in 'The Living Body in Gestalt' with Julianne Appel-Opper in Birmingham. Julianne is world renowned in the field of embodied Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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