Matthew is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in the Province of BC. He brings a wealth of experience to help youth and adults with mental health concerns, life transitions and relationship concerns. He is well-trained in evidence based counselling techniques and he uses this knowledge and experience to help clients to meet their goals.
Matthew leads from a belief that every individual has an innate capacity to heal and grow. Matthew offers an opportunity when people feel stuck and lost, to assist in them to uncover and cement the strengths they possess to overcome the obstacles they face. Matthew can help individuals to explore their authentic talents, values, and goals that can help them to navigate life more fully.
Matthew sees the therapeutic relationship at the central foundation of his work with each person. He understands that healing and growth in therapy occurs when a client feels heard, respected, and cared for. One of the cornerstones of Matthew’s therapeutic work is that he tailors his approach to each person’s unique situation. He recognizes that some people prefer more concrete approaches and may be best served in therapy by learning cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) skills for learning new ways to cope or to challenge limiting beliefs. Matthew’s training allows others who are likely to benefit from exploring personal values, meaning, purpose to benefit from a Person-Centred or Existential framework.
Matthew is an adjunct faculty member at Adler University, teaching courses in counselling skills, diversity and addictions. He has considerable experience in delivering individual and group counselling at in an outpatient substance use treatment program.
Matthew has experience working with the following concerns:
Grief & Loss
Coming out and sexual identity
Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC)