Matt is a registered psychotherapist and chartered psychologist, as well as supervisor, executive coach and organisational consultant.

As a researcher and writer he has published extensively and lectured internationally, and sits on the Editorial Board of the Transactional Analysis Journal (TAJ). He has untaken in-depth trainings in person-centred counselling, acceptance commitment therapy (ACT / CBT) and is a Certified Transactional Analyst.

Before becoming a psychotherapist, psychologist and coach, Matt has worked in the funeral sector, education, social work & social service management. With over twenty years experience enabling the growth of individuals and organisations, including fifteen years experience of personal development in groups and training throughout Europe and Asia, areas of expertise include group psycho-dynamics, change management within organisations, expatriate integration, and internet addiction treatment.

Matt describes himself as compassionate, dynamic and grounded. He holds a firm belief that every person is individual, and has the potential to fully realise their unique qualities, regardless of where they live. Academically speaking, his approach is pluralistic – relational, psychodynamic, pragmatic, existential, and cognitive behavioural – and underpinned by humanistic values.

In ordinary terms, he adapts his approach to meet the needs of his client, be that an individual or organisation, and holds the firm believe that a key part (tool) of the growth process is the actual relationship with whom he is working. Matt’s philosophy now defines and informs the culture and ethos of The Mind Institute.