My name is Matthew Riley and I have worked in Mental Health for 13 years, having worked as a support worker, a Mental Health Nurse and more recently a Psychological Therapist within the NHS. I have also suffered poor emotional distress and required therapy myself, which helped with my own anxieties and negative thoughts. I believe this adds to my skills as a therapist and this will also aid in your healing.
I am a member of the British Association Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) pending provisional accreditation and is an affiliate of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
I graduated from Liverpool John Moores with a Drama Degree B.A (hons) in 2006, and then found my passion to work with people suffering from poor emotional distress so studied Mental Health Nursing at Salford University. I then specialised at Salford University in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy completing my Masters in September 2015. I also have a personal passion in physical activity and am a certified Run Leader.
As a Psychological Therapist I work with people suffering from poor emotional distress using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCT/MBSR), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and, as of November 2017, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
My time has been spent working within the NHS with a very broad spectrum of human beings some of which have been very complex, and I have recently began to see people privately offering appointments on flexible basis at locations in the Manchester area.