If you are experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties and feel that exploring these would be beneficial or supportive to you, then I can be of help. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which to help you bring any issues you may be struggling with.
Relational Counselling & Psychotherapy
Welcome to Relational Counselling & Psychotherapy. My name is Matthew Lee, I am a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) advanced therapist in training in gestalt psychotherapy at the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership (WPP).
I offer low-cost therapy and counselling for adults on a long or short term basis through WPP's Affordable Therapy Service, which provides high quality psychotherapy delivered by therapists who are in training leading to UKCP registration.
I have been working in counselling since 2011 with adults on a one-to-one basis.
I am based at the Custard Factory, in Birmingham city centre, which is within walking distance of several car parks and good public transport links.
I currently offer afternoon and evening appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please contact me to discuss in a confidential manner what feels important, painful or challenging to you and to arrange an initial appointment for us to meet.
I accept bookings by phone or email, by filling in the contact form here or by getting in touch via social media if that's your preference - and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I do recognise that taking this first step might feel daunting. My advice is to use the method you feel most comfortable with.
My standard low-cost fee is £40 for each 50 minute session. Our first appointment is an opportunity for us to decide together whether you wish to proceed with therapy with me. After meeting for the first time we would usually then commit to work together for an agreed number of weeks, typically six in the first instance, as an extended assessment period. After that you can then decide whether and how you wish to continue, either for another fixed period of time or on a longer term or open-ended basis which we would review periodically.
When we first meet I will check with you what your expectations and fears are around therapy. Choosing somebody that you feel comfortable and connected with can be the most important factor and in therapy it is you that is important. If I am not the therapist for you I am happy to recommend others, and alternative approaches for you. I would always recommend you see a qualified and professionally accredited therapist or one who is on their way to becoming accredited.
When contacting me I may not always be able to respond immediately but all messages will be answered, as soon as is possible - I aim to respond to you within 24 hours on weekdays.
Please note: I am not a 24hr crisis or emergency service. If you need to speak to someone urgently, or outside of my hours, please contact your GP, NHS 111 or the Samaritans on 116 123.
My therapy room is at the Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4DJ which is in convenient walking distance from New Street and Moor Street stations. Numerous bus services all stop on Digbeth High Street and there are two pay and display car parks nearby - Trinity Street car park on Heath Mill Lane and the North Yard car park on Gibb Street.