Matt Valentine-Chase

Matt Valentine-Chase

in Manchester

Matt Valentine-Chase is here to support you. Therapy for all to help you to improve your sex and relationship life or any mental health support that may be related to possible sex issues. Being trained in counselling for almost 20 years, Matt is compassion based, empathic and deeply sensitive. Many clients just don't resonate with the traditional therapist/therapy approach. Matt has formidable training but works very differently from traditional therapists. His humour, insight, courage to challenge and deep sense of compassion will, he hopes, enable you to feel like someone truly cares.

He specialises in helping people to re-connect with themselves and the world around them. This can help to address and heal: sex issues, trauma that affects sex, relationship challenges. Matt can also help you to address what may be the underlying cause for possible sex and relationship problems, such as stress and anxiety, depression, a sense of loss, frustration, confusion, midlife or existential crises and more.

Matt also works in mental health services and as such understands the needs of staff and clients who may be experiencing mental health challenges, in addition to his sex specialisms. He has current training in many areas of mental health including Safeguarding, OCD, Autism awareness and much more. He has a clear recent DBS certificate.

Matt works in: London, Manchester, Cheshire, Vale Royal, Telephone and Online. Please enquire.

COVID19 Policy: all consultations currently take place online - Skype. Phone sessions very welcome.

Background & Qualifications

Matt's qualifications include:

Diploma in Counselling (University of Manchester)
Certificate in Counselling (University of Manchester)
Practitioner Certificate in Time Line Therapy®
Diploma in Health and Community Care
Certificate in Health and Community Care
Preliminary Certificate in Social Care (CCETSW)
Certificate in Substance Misuse Awareness Studies
Master/Teacher in USUI System of Natural Healing

He currently works in mental health services and as such has up to date formal training in Safeguarding people at risk (Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and Care Act 2014), mental health awareness, mental capacity, Information Governance, equality law in a social care setting, disability law in a social care setting, autism awareness and more .

Working with many clients from different backgrounds, Matt over 18 years of experience in counselling and therapy and 25 in healing modalities. He is what is often called 'an empath' and as such can tune into you very quickly. You will not require weekly sessions. Packages available where you can book six sessions for a discounted price.

My Specialisms

General: Stress and anxiety, mindfulness needs, feelings of loss, loss of direction in life or career, fear of death, feelings of confusion - that may or may not have been triggered by the time we are in.
Sex and relationships: Relationship problems, sex addictions, stuckness in the bedroom, LGBTQAI needs, safer kink, sexual issues and concerns
Sex worker therapy: Counselling for sex workers plus training for professionals (doctors, nursing staff, project workers, counsellors etc.) on how to work with sex workers nonjudgementally and appropriately. Please see website for details and click on 'Counselling for Sexworkers'.
Other addictions worked with - social media, online. Please enquire. Matt has a specific service to help address the need to detox from social media.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Matt is a heart-centred practitioner and natural energy worker with recognised professional qualifications - his approach is intuitive and integrative. His practice is disabled friendly, sex worker affirmative and poly/kink/sex positive. Disclaimer - often clients seek sex and relationship support to address a specific sex or relationship issue. This may be entirely appropriate. Matt has found though that often the sex/relationship issue is a symptom, rather than a cause. He reserves the right to not go in the direction of the sex issue, if this is causing a distraction to the deeper issue. Do feel free to discuss this with him prior to starting therapy.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling Online/Telephone £75 per 60 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £55 per 60 minutes
Mindfulness Online/Telephone £75 per 60 minutes
Mindfulness Online/Telephone £55 per 60 minutes
Healing Online/Telephone £75 per 60 minutes
Healing Online/Telephone £55 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

NEW Matt now offers a sliding scale from 55.00GBP to 75.00GBP - feel free to enquire. Packages of six sessions is 315.00GBP to 429.00GBP please enquire. NB Matt is not in a position to offer free sessions. Please ask about 'donate a session' if you are in a position to do so. Please note the listed therapies are not necessarily separate. Each consultation will involve integrative therapies and energy healing. All sessions are 60 minutes minimum.