Mat Pronger, Counsellor
Mat Pronger, Counsellor
MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (on-going), PG Dip Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, BACP Competencies Working with Children & Young People, PG Cert Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, University Certificate Counselling Skills
Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (pending May 2018)
Appointments in Sheffield S7 & online
My approach to counselling
No two people are the same, and our needs are all different. We will work together to establish the support you need and how best we can work together. We will create a confidential therapeutic relationship, from which we can explore and understand the things that have brought you to therapy, and move forward at a pace that is suited to you.
I see clients at the Sheffield Wellness Centre on Abbeydale R0ad, Sheffield S7. Our initial 90 minute appointment will give you a chance to discuss how we could work together, and ask any questions or answer any concerns you might have.
My inspiration to become a counsellor
I started my work life in schools, supporting students that struggled to engage in school, although I often felt that my interests were in people rather than their grades.
After 6 years I decided to leave the classroom and began work at a day centre for adults with learning disabilities. It was here that I decided to pursue research into counselling learning disabled people, when I struggled to find research in the field.
I now practice privately, for educational organisations and in the volunteer sector.
What I can help with
I am fortunate enough to have been trained in a wide variety of areas of counselling. When seeing individuals I am interested in working with whatever that individual wants to bring, and helping them identify what they need from a space.
These issues might include; diagnoses from health professionals (such as generalised anxiety disorder or depression); things that have not been diagnosed (such as feeling low, anger or feelings of being out of control), or support through life events (such as bereavement, traumatic experiences or reassessing identity).
As well as general practice, I have an interest in working with people with learning disabilities. I am aware that this can require practical adjustments, as well as an approach tailored to the individual. If you or someone you care for has a learning disability and needs confidential and focussed mental health support, please contact me to discuss how we could work together.
Types of counselling
I am an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I use a combination of attachment, person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches to meet the needs of my clients, and to ensure our work together is effective and personalised to the client.
How I deliver counselling
Our work can be long or short term
Clients I work with
I work with adults and adolescents in private practice.
I also work with autistic and learning disabled clients. I am happy to work with clients that may consider themself to have an undiagnosed learning disability or autism, whether or not they are seeking/considering seeking a diagnosis.
As a psychotherapist I am unable to diagnose learning disabilities.
2017-present – MSc, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby, on-going.
2015-17 - Post-Graduate Diploma, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby.
2016 - BACP Competencies, Working with Children and Young People, University of Derby
2015-16 - Post-Graduate Certificate, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby.
2013-14 - University Certificate, Counselling Skills, University of Derby
Current Enhanced DBS
Child Safeguarding Training
Adult/Vulnerable people Safeguarding Training
Initial Assessment (90 minutes) - £50
Face-to-Face Individual Counselling - £50
Online Counselling - £50
To discuss how Mat could help, or to make an appointment, please contact our Sheffield office via the details below.