Matthew works with older adolescents, adults, couples and families who are struggling to adapt to changes in their lives. Whether challenges are related to stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, patterns of relating or identity issues, Matthew approaches his work with others with compassion, empathy and understanding, and bases his working style on the assumption that people are always trying to do their best to make their lives more manageable.
Trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy that takes a life-course developmental view of human growth, Matthew also incorporates cognitive-behavioural, behavioural and humanistic principles into his therapeutic relationships. Treatment with Matthew focuses on helping people to understand their current situation in the context of the rest of their life so that together, an effective treatment plan can be created. Matthew provides a safe environment for people from all walks of life to explore their inner and outer worlds without the fear of judgment.