Hi, I'm Matthew Mcginty, (MA, MSc, Diploma).
I'm a counsellor, but you might also call me a good listener and a friend.
I help people who are struggling find the peace and joy they deserve.
Together, we'll explore how to get to a place where your ups and downs are manageable.
If You Feel Nervous or Afraid, I Hear You, And You Are Not Alone
With the pace of modern living increasing it's easy to feel stressed and anxious. There may be moments when your heart pounds, your breathing quickens, your muscles tense and you start to sweat. Or you may feel lost with a sense of despair. Or perhaps your relationship has hit a rocky patch and your not sure the best way forward.
You may be feeling:
As your counsellor, I will collaborate with you to find your best way forward.
Through the course of my life I've struggled with different problems. I would often find myself in situations where I felt unable to cope. Panicking and reacting to situations in unhelpful ways.
Because of this, I know how hard life can be when you're facing these challenges. But it also allows me to know that overcoming problems is possible.
Counselling in Peterborough can help you. Whether it is Depression, PTSD or Anger Management, Counselling can help you:
These are a few of the ways I can help.
I received a diploma in Gestalt (Awareness) Counselling in London and I am a qualified Mindfulness Teacher counselling in Peterborough. I operate under UK counselling regulations and have regular supervision. I am working toward a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Let's Get You to A Place You Want to Be
Getting some counselling in Peterborough can help you feel calmer, more relaxed and joyful. Whether you're suffering from relationship problems, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or any other common problem. Let’s discover how I can help.
Reach out to schedule your first appointment. During your first session, you can share a bit about what's troubling you and I can answer any questions you might have. We'll discuss your goals and my approach and assess whether we are the right fit for each other. To schedule your first appointment, call 01733 639 040, use my online booking calendar, or fill out the form below. I'm here for you.
The 1-2-1 coaching has been a real eye-opener for me. Insightful, interesting and extremely well delivered. Highly recommended all round. Sad that it has to come to an end.
I have a much better understanding of what Mindfulness is all about. I think I appreciate how it can help me cope with ‘sticky’ mindsets. I am learning to be kinder to myself and stopping before I work myself to a frazzle. Matt’s gentle guidance though the discussions has been amazing in opening my eyes and facilitated learning compassion and kindness towards myself.
When I began the course I was at a really low point. I had been on antidepressants for over a year and despite increasing to the highest dosage I couldn’t see a way out of the negative thoughts and feelings. I have learnt and gained so much from this course it is difficult to summarise it, but in the last couple of weeks I have felt more awake again, I have begun enjoying things I used to enjoy, I have space in my mind for others and I have energy that I had lost to be able to do anything other than ‘auto pilot’. Thank you so much.
I will miss these sessions very much. The course has helped me realise that life will still be busy and complicated and stressful and my mind will still go places that are not very happy or relaxing; but I feel better equipped now to tell myself that I have a choice, that thoughts are not facts and that I can choose to be kind to myself and that it is ok.
The 1-2-1 coaching may well be a live-saver. I needed help with ‘getting’ mindfulness. This has been done. The tools were much needed as things were not getting better for me despite enormous efforts on my part.
I feel like the personal coaching with Matt has been a ‘gift to myself’. I am at the start of a journey to explore these practices in more depth and to use the tools I have learned to help me be kinder to myself. I would highly recommend this course to everyone and I would love my children to experience a similar course to help them grow, develop and deal with life
It has enabled me to break the negative thinking cycle that overshadowed my everyday life. As a perfectionist, the critical voice was constant and I felt down most days. Since the course, I have been able to quieten this voice (but not get rid of it) and show myself kindness. I have found the 3 minute breathing space and the ‘silent’ and ‘sound’ meditations the most effective.
I am a NHS consultant who has suffered recurrent episodes of depression and was at the point of ‘burn-out’ prior to attending the 8-week Mindful Now. The course has taught me so much about myself and my habitual patterns of negative thinking. Myself and my family are already seeing the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into my daily routine and I am keen to develop the basic skills and knowledge that I have acquired.
The course has taught me to be more aware of my thought patterns and see more clearly how they affect my responses to situations. I think I have learnt to take more time out to look after me and although meditation has proved difficult to fit in to a busy life, it has been and will continue to be very beneficial.
I have spent a lot of my life battling with my mind and it’s habit of constant, obsessive, repetitive (negative) thinking. To start to understand that I need to observe my thoughts/mind with kindness and observe my thoughts with interest and return to ‘the moment’ via the breath, has helped me enormously to feel I can move forward more peacefully.
Having coaching with Matt has let me give myself permission to be kind to myself. To understand that thoughts are not truths. To help me give myself permission to take time out to meditate and build a tool box for the future.
In the quietest, most gentle way, with every breath or practice I’ve found myself to be more myself. So I’ve not changed, there’s been no glorious technicolour moments of enlightenment, but I’ve begun to notice the things that really were always there but that I had lost connection with – the bright colour of the daffodils on the way here, the sound of my son laughing, the coolness of a glass of water on a warm afternoon.
I feel the course content, participants and tutors have provided a good basis for further practice and development.
Counselling in Peterborough and the tools and techniques that I use work for most people. There is no one set way to use these and during our time together we will experiment with different tools that work for you.
We can meet for as short or as long as you want. It usually only takes 2-3 sessions for clients to report seeing benefits. If you are not happy and don't feel you are receiving any benefits after 2 sessions then I offer a no questions asked money back guarantee, see below for more details.
It's up to you. The tools and techniques I teach are proven to help people reduce the stress and anxiety in their life and also to make people feel calmer, happier and more joyful. For a small fee it might be worth a try.
People choose counselling for a number of different issues. They could have panic attacks and feel overwhelmed, have difficulty concentrating or are distracted and stressful. Often they are having trouble sleeping, feel tired or depressed, or are eating, drinking or smoking more than they would like. All of these are problems that I can help with. See below for a full list of areas I treat.
I charge £40 per 50-min session and prefer payment on the day. Cash, bank transfer or credit card are all ok. I have a 24hr notice cancellation policy.
Yes, everything we talk about during counselling in Peterbrough remains confidential. You can speak with me knowing that your friends, family, work colleagues and so on will not get to learn what you have said in a counselling session – and neither will my friends, family, work colleagues and so on.
Counselling in Peterborough benefits the vast majority of people. Being listened to in a open non-judgmental way and the tools and techniques I use are proven to work for most people. However, I understand your concerns and that's why I offer a no questions asked money back guarantee. I do this because I am confident that my approach will be beneficial for you and I want this to be right for you and to give you peace of mind that you won't be wasting your money.
The best thing to do is either call me on 01733 639 040 or fill out the contact form below. I promise to respond within 48 hours.
I offer sessions between 8.30 am and 9.30 pm during the week and at weekends. Each session is approximately 50 minutes.
Yes, I believe in what I do and if your not satisfied after two weeks I offer a no questions asked refund.
Counsellors undertake many years of training and practice placements that allow them to hone their listening, caring and understanding skills as well as their theoretical understanding of human life.
Many counsellors have struggled with their own problems, have learnt to overcome them and now want to give back.
Someone who is trained and experienced in the common problems of human living and chose this work because they care.
Gain Knowledge about yourself that it can be hard to find out alone. Together your conversation becomes more.
The understanding of whatever is pressing for you in the moment. A sensitive, creative understanding to pain and despair.
An understanding of some of the latest knowledge of what contributes and shapes human happiness.
If I can't take your call, I'll call you right back.