Matt is a compassionate therapist who helps people overcome social phobia, anxiety and the pain of losing a loved one - often in a single session. Each session is tailored to the individual and sensitive to their own personal challenges.
His approach is guided by his previous career as a computer programmer. Matt thinks of the mind as being similar to computer software and the problems he helps people to solve are simply bugs in that software. He encourages people to explore this metaphor fully because the majority of computer problems are in the software rather than equipment (i.e. many problems can be solved in the mind rather than the body).
The deeply scientific foundation of Havening makes it the perfect choice for Matt’s style of therapy and leads to rapid results on many problems. An unexpected benefit to many of his clients is the ability to control their use of drink, drugs and food after resolving social phobias, anxiety and coming to terms with loss. In fact people sometimes say that every part of their life has benefited from their Havening sessions with Matt.
Matt’s first contact with therapy was at The University of St Andrews where he studied Philosophy, specialising in the language patterns that make up modern hypnosis. Since graduating with a Special Master of Arts Degree in 2003 and a Postgraduate in IT in 2005 he has also qualified as a Master of NLP, Time Line Therapy® and Hypnotherapy, a Certified Clinical Hypnotist and a Certified Practitioner of Havening. He is also a certified Trainer of NLP, Time Line Therapy® and Hypnotherapy.