My name is Matthew Gettins and I am a fully qualified counsellor based in Havant, Hampshire. I am experienced at counselling young people (11-25) and adults of any age. Described by my clients as very approachable, and extremely easy to talk to, I offer a place where you will be accepted and valued for who you are and be safe to explore your thoughts and better understand your feelings. In particular, I am able to help you with:
- Relationship difficulties
- Bereavement or loss
- Sexual abuse
- Low self esteem
- Traumatic events
Naturally people like to speak to their counsellor and ask questions before committing to attend counselling sessions. Therefore, I am happy to offer a FREE telephone consultation, without obligation, to answer any questions you may have.
My counselling style
My philosophy, is one of listening, acceptance and remaining non-judgmental. In practice this means that I listen to the issues you wish to discuss, accept you for who you are and never judge you or your actions.
My approach is humanistic and person-centred. This means I believe that we all have the ability to achieve our full potential, only sometimes our ability can become blocked due to things that we may have experienced in our lives, especially if they have affected our self esteem and sense of worth.
“Break down the goals into realistic steps so they build to an achievable whole, and your confidence will soar.” (Wilding & Milne, 2010)