My Philosophy

"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds."

- Carl Rogers

My Story

Working from a Person Centred approach I am able to support and empower you first in better understanding the issues you face, and then to be able to work through your own process to enable you to act in a positive way to move forwards from those issues. With this in mind I believe that there is a way forward for everyone

I have 20 years experience working with all age groups covering a wide range of personal and relationship issues. I spent 2 years working in a health care environment with a focus on depression and anxiety.

Most recently I have spent the past two and a half years working with trauma and individuals experiencing strong suicidal thoughts and feel comfortable in this role. Additionally I am ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained and feel able to integrate this easily from a person centred ethos.

I have experience working with all age groups and genders, including those transitioning. I feel comfortable and happy to work with people from any ethnic, religious or cultural backgrounds and as a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist my job is to meet you where you are rather than to impose any ethos or framework on you.

It is very important to me to maintain good ethical practice and as such I am very happy to part of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) as I believe that their guidelines and framework  offer peace of mind to both Client and Counsellor.

My Training
Post Grad Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy 

Persona & Aberdeen University (BACP accredited) 

COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate

Edinburgh College 

ASIST Trained

NHS Scotland 

Matthew Sneddon

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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