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Susan Matthews


About Susan:
Works as Counsellor/Psychotherapist at First Psychology Centre, Dundee.

Languages spoken:

  • English
Susan Matthews is an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist who works with individual adults with a wide range of issues and problems including: anxiety; low mood/depression; stress; abuse and neglect; anger; assertiveness; autism spectrum disorder; fatigue and chronic illness; life transitions; loneliness; low self-esteem; menopause; mindfulness; relaxation; self-harm; social anxiety; trauma; and many more issues. 

Susan has particular experience working with adults facing common issues such as anxiety, stress, and depression and she has a special interest in working with self-compassion, self-esteem, mindfulness and breathing techniques; the neuro-divergent experience, and sensations in the body.

Susan's way of working

Susan works in a collaborative and flexible way with each client and adapts her approach to meet their individual needs and preferences. She uses elements from a number of different therapeutic approaches in her work with clients including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, creativity approaches, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Susan's background and training

Susan has more than ten years' experience working with individuals (and groups) who are seeking to improve their mental health and wellbeing. During this time, she worked as a mental health practitioner, a living well facilitator and also as a yoga teacher. Prior to working in this field, Susan worked as a chartered accountant in the charity sector. 

Susan has an MSc in Counselling from Abertay University and a Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Mary Ward Centre. In addition, Susan has a Yoga Teaching Diploma. 

Susan is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

Susan Matthews is a registered member of BACP, member number 395195

Susan's fee

Susan charges £70 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.