About Victoria Matthews

Victoria is a qualified PACFA registered counsellor who is passionate about supporting people in their journey to create happier, more balanced and purpose-filled lives. Victoria treats individuals, couples, families, teens and children.

Therapeutic Success Stories!

By | 2017-07-13T12:13:17+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Articles, Mental Health|

It’s rare I am able to share success stories with you. As I’m sure you understand, as a psychotherapist my clients’ privacy is protected by the boundaries of confidentiality. However two separate clients have encouraged me to share their stories in the hopes they may inspire others who have experienced similar hurdles. I have changed

Clinical Hypnotherapy – an incredible healing tool

By | 2017-05-11T12:15:05+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Articles, Healthy Living, Mental Health|

“Hypnosis started when the first mother kissed it and made it better.” Bauman Occasionally I suggest clinical hypnotherapy as a treatment option to a client and find they look at me as though I’ve suggested I’ll wave a magic wand around to make them feel better. Which is ridiculous. It’s closer to the Force than

Counselling Men – Falling off the White Horse

By | 2017-02-16T10:58:56+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Articles, Mental Health|

I am forever in awe of the courage it takes to come in to therapy or counselling, of the sheer grit and determination of people who sit with a counsellor and ask for help to change their lives. But I’ll admit when a male client walks into my practice, I reach new levels of respect.

How is your emotional wellbeing?

By | 2017-02-16T11:14:46+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Articles, Mental Health|

By Victoria Matthews, PACFA Registered Counsellor Love and belonging are fundamental human needs. As we head into the Christmas season, it’s timely to focus on those people who will find themselves standing in a crowded room, yet still feel lonely. Take a moment, and imagine how that feels. How does it happen? It’s because it isn’t

Is your teenager suffering from depression?

By | 2017-02-16T11:16:25+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Articles, Mental Health|

By Victoria Matthews, PACFA Registered Counsellor With the benefit of hindsight, the journey through adolescence looks like a never ending summer. Freedom from adult bills and responsibilities, three months of holidays a year… what could any teenager possibly have to be unhappy about? Take a closer look at your memories though, and you might remember that