Matthew Tinker Psychotherapy



Matt Tinker is an experienced psychotherapist registered with UKCP, ACEP, and ACAT. He has over twenty-five years of experience within the NHS and private practice, treating many people experiencing a wide range of issues.

He works with adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, work stress management, low self-esteem, trauma, and relationship and family issues. He believes everyone has a unique potential for growth, with the benefits of therapy including improved self-esteem, reduced stress, more resilience, better decision-making, and more enjoyable relationships.

Matt began working in mental health for the NHS during the late 1990s when he trained and qualified as a mental health nurse. He subsequently worked for many years in various NHS hospitals and within the community as a psychiatric nurse helping adults with complex needs. Matt underwent therapy to better understand himself and his relationships, with the experience profoundly impacting him. He initially trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and its ethos and values continue to underpin the way that he works today. He believes CAT to be an insightful and practical approach that helps people get to the root of their difficulties and their triggers.

As an ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology) Certified Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques (ACP-EFT) and a qualified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), he uses both EFT and EMDR to treat trauma, helping you process and recover from past experiences that are affecting your mental health and well-being. He also uses Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) elements as a holistic approach to healing trauma or unhealthy attachment patterns formed in early childhood. SP integrates the body into traditional talk therapy to address and heal trauma and psychological difficulties.

Matt’s approach to therapy is integrative, practical, and interactive, enabling you to learn how to self-regulate. He encourages you to shift thinking patterns and change behaviours – to empower you to facilitate change by adopting different attitudes and perspectives to the issues and challenges you face to lead a more fulfilling life.


  • UKCP & ACAT accredited Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist and Supervisor
  • Qualified EMDR Therapist
  • ACEP Certified Practitioner of EFT (ACP-EFT)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1
  • Diploma (distinction) Mental Health Nursing

Get in touch with Matt today on 07523 118380 or email

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