Matthew Spence | Accredited Counsellor | Totnes | NCS

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Matthew Spence

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-07035

Location: Totnes

Hi and welcome to my profile. My name is Matthew and I specialize in counselling for young men. Using an approach that is compassionate, peaceful and straightforward, I will listen to you without judgement, allowing you space to explore what's holding you back. When inspired I may offer gentle guidence, drawing from my own life experience and from the work of accomplished teachers with whom I've studied. As a 32 year old man, I am able to access a fairly unique therapeutic perspective, and with my background in Zen Buddhism, I offer an clear, uncomplicated angle to the Person Centred approach which I use.
From personal experience, I know that for men, it's often difficult to open up and trust someone enough to speak about our troubles. This in mind, I aim to hold space for you which is kind and non-judgemetal. It's amazing the growth which can arise from simply reflecting on your troubles with a person who can listen to you and reflect compassionly.
As a counsellor, I don't pretend to be a world expert with decades of experience or a PhD in psychology, but what I can do is hold a positive, supportive and mindful space for you to explore your challenges. If this sounds like what you need, I'd love to hear from you. I offer a free phone consultation, so get in touch and we can organize a time to chat.

  • What I can help with
    • Adolescence
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
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