Online & in person Counselling, EFT & reiki in bournemouth and poole.

Matt Harris

Integrative Humanistic Counsellor - MBACP (Accred)

Reiki Master Practitioner

EFT (Tapping) Practitioner

Welcome, I'm Matt and thank you for visiting MHTherapies.

I understand it can be hard to take that first step to get support, and find a therapist that you will feel comfortable with, to work through what is troubling you. I am an integrative therapist, and a registered member of the BACP (Accredited). Working from Bournemouth and Poole, I help clients aged 18+, on a 121 basis, over a short term or longer term period of sessions.

Perhaps you know what it is that you need support with. Or are you feeling unsettled but not sure why? We will work together to explore what is happening for you, and help you to gain insight, understanding, and to try to find a way forward.

Alongside talking therapy, my approach can include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as Tapping. We can integrate this into your sessions, if it feels right for you. Increasing research shows the efficacy of this for helping with anxiety, stress, depression and other difficult beliefs, emotions and feelings we can feel stuck with.

I am a Reiki Master Practitioner, offering Reiki as separate stand alone sessions or in conjunction with talk therapy.

The therapeutic relationship is a key part to my work. The foundation and quality of this relationship is created through the Rogerian core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. I am not a ‘healer’, either as a Counsellor or as a Reiki practitioner. I facilitate the space and process for my clients to find their own, self empowered way forward.

As a Humanistic Counsellor, it is my belief that we all have the power and the resources within us to make the changes that are needed, but it is not always possible to tap into those on our own.

Counselling is time for you, to have support with what you are finding difficult, at the right pace for you. The priority will always be working in your best interests and sessions will be focussed on what you need at that time.

If that sounds like the kind of support you are looking for, please contact me to arrange an initial free 15 minute phone call.

This will allow time for you to talk confidentially about what you need help with, and for both of us to see if we can work together.

We can then arrange an introductory session, with the aim to start regular weekly sessions following this.

Building a strong therapeutic relationship is a key factor, along with it being the right time for you to start counselling. The process can be difficult at times, and you may experience unease and discomfort, but this can also be when real change will occur. I will be alongside you as we work with, and through, these difficulties together.


Speak in confidence

I offer a safe, calm, confidential and non-judgemental space to listen, to help and to support you. This is your time, to use as you need to. As we work together, we can focus on what is happening for you, to help bring awareness of issues, more understanding, and perhaps clarity of what changes you may need to make.

A problem shared...

I aim to understand what is happening for you as fully as possible and be alongside you; to help you to explore your feelings, thoughts and emotions. Counselling can be a process of self discovery. Whilst it is not for me to diagnose or give you answers, I will help you to understand what’s happening and work to empower and support you, to find your way forward.

Integrative approach

My Humanistic approach integrates different models of therapy. Anchored in Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis. I also draw on other modalities such as Mindfulness, and Energy Psychology where appropriate.


What can counselling help with?

I have experience in helping with the following:


  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Overthinking
  • Emotional regulation
  • Self confidence
  • Self sabotage
  • Shame & guilt

  • Relationship problems (including recovery from toxic relationships)
  • Feeling stuck or overwhelmed
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Life changing events
  • CPTSD and PTSD
  • Divorce
  • Self worth
  • Assertiveness

“I worked with Matt for a number of sessions. Matt creates a very relaxed non-judgemental environment in which I felt free to explore the issues I wanted to overcome. Matt facilitated this exploration in a skillful manner to the extent I reached a positive outcome. I would highly recommend engaging Matt as a counsellor.”

T, March 2022

“Matt helped me more than he could know. I had three big situations going on in my life causing me massive anxiety and stress and it was all so muddled in my head I felt like I was drowning. Through Matt's gentle but focused wondering and questions I was able get to the root of each issue and see them clearly, which enabled me to make the changes I could and see the issues as they really were. I can't thank him enough. My life seems so much lighter and positive. The effects have been wider than just the things I went to him to talk about. Thank you Matt, you're amazing.”

M, July 2022


Get in touch


Feel free to message me if you have any questions, or to arrange an initial consultation. You can also book a call directly into my diary below.


You can also call me on 07548 592794 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.


I aim to reply to enquiries within 48 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.

In person sessions are held in Bournemouth and Poole, whilst online sessions are held on Zoom.



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