Matthew Benjamin is a psychotherapeutic counsellor, who worked in the music industry for over thirty years before training to be a therapist. His experience in the creative realm and music world is vast. Matthew has taken the path to work in therapeutic practices, with a deep desire to facilitate helping others to learn more about themselves, to develop, and grow.
Matthew works online, helping performing arts clients with a wide range of emotional and mental health related issues. These include anxiety, depression, addiction, grief and loss, relationship, work issues, stress, and low self esteem. He worked in the music industry for over thirty years prior to training to become a psychotherapist. It has given me a wide and varied range of life experiences which I feel enhance my abilities to work in this field, including:
- a good sensitivity to boundaries
- a capacity to listen attentively over long periods of time
- understanding the importance of patience and unconditional positive regard
- the ability to listen empathically, without passing judgment
- creating and maintaining positive working relationships
“The demands of my occupation in the music industry affected my well being in many areas of my life, and I sought out therapy over fifteen years ago. The work I have done and continued to do with my therapist has shaped me, guided me, and facilitated my journey in such a positive way. It has led me to study psychotherapy, and working with others, both in the music and entertainment industries and from all walks of life.”