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CleereMinds Counselling Services
Matthew Cleere BSC(Hons), MBPsS, MBACP, Dip Theraputic Counselling
I am an experienced, qualified therapeutic counsellor, full member of the British Psychological Society and a registered member of the BACP. I counsel clients for any issues they have.
I work as a humanistic counsellor , using an Existentially informed Person Centred approach to counselling.
As a Person Centred counsellor I believe that you are the only person who knows yourself and your situation. This makes my approach client lead, with you choosing what you wish to explore and I help to facilitate you on your life's journey.
Together we can find the answers and solutions to you seek.
Since leaving school I have worked in many different fields that lead me to training as a counsellor and psychologist. I now work in the field of therapeutic counselling.
I have spent over seven years in the family court arena. This has meant dealing with the courts, social services , CAFFCAS as well as dealing with vunerable children and their needs their needs and issues.
All this has lead me to acquire a wealth of life experience that helps me to empathise with clients and facilitate them in travelling their life's journey.
As a counsellor I have been involved with Cruse bereavement care on a voluntary basis for many years as well as working with other charities.
I have also worked as a school counselor in a secondary school in Essex and am currently working in London schools offering counselling and therapy to young people aged 4 to 18.This has given me a great deal of experience working with young people of all ages.
I obtained my counselling skills and theory certificates at levels 2 and 3 before going on to achieve an Honors Degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I have completed training in bereavement counselling, for both adults and young people as well as a diploma in therapeutic counselling with the CPCAB.
Since passing the BACP's competency exam I have become a registered member of the BACP.
Qualifications and Memberships
I have been a member of Cruse Voluntary bereavement service for many years.
I am a registered member of the BACP.
I am a member of the British Psychological society (BPS).
I have completed and achieved:
Diploma in Theraputic counselling
BSc Hons degree Psychology.
BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
Level 2 counselling skills and theory
Level 3 counselling skills and theory
Continued professional development courses:
Awareness in bereavement care
Mindfulness in schools project, trained teacher (paws. b)
Mindfulness West Essex Mindfulness Project
Building resilience ECYPS
Self harming behaviours ECYPS
Understanding and supporting play Play-Way
NSPCC Child Protection
ECYPS Child Protection and Diversity
ECYPS Impact of Parental Mental Health on Children and Young People
Continued Personal Development courses:
Legacy of childhood bereavement
A child's grief
Loss, grief and long term illness
A foundation course - Awearness in bereavement care
Sudden and Traumatic Death
Children and young people bereavement