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Matt Tinker

Matt Tinker


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I am an accredited Psychotherapist, registered with both the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT). I worked for many years as a Mental Health Nurse before moving into private practice.

My qualifications are:

  • Inter-regional ACAT Psychotherapy Training, Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy
  • PG Dip Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (Distinction), Napier University

My approach to therapy is to work collaboratively and compassionately to help you understand yourself and your relationships better. The main approach I use is Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). It’s a highly effective therapy that seeks to help you to understand how your experiences in the past have impacted how you relate to yourself and others in the present. It enables you to recognise the things that are preventing you from moving forward and helps you make different choices that could enhance your life.

I am a warm and thoughtful person who has over 20 years experience of working in the NHS. I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self esteem, self harm and trauma. I also provide specialist clinical supervision in CAT for psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals. I have over the years continually engaged in professional development including training in ‘somatic’ approaches to treating trauma such as Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

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Monday - Saturday

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23 Prospect Street, Caversham,

Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8JB