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Mr Matthew Evans

Mr Matthew Evans

Psychologist

Inner West Psychology

Matthew is the Director of Inner West Psychology and has worked in private practice for more than 15 years. Through his active listening skills he understands his client's issues in order to help them draw on strategies to move towards their goals. He works with clients to tap into their innate drive for health and resiliency. Matthew has a warm supportive style that enables him to form good working relationships with his clients.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 20 Jarrett Street, Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040 02 9518 1061 PHONE 02 9518 1061

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Assessment, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations 
  • Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Corporate

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Behavioural Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Existential Issues, Grief / Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Performance Anxiety, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Social Skills, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, HeartMath, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Solution Oriented

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • BA Communications
    • MA (Psychology)
    • Graduate Certificate Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Graduate Diploma Adult Education
    • Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society
    • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

    Quality Provision

    Ongoing professional and personal development.

    Background

    I have been counselling clients for a range of issues for more than 16 years. I have worked for Centacare, the Health Department and in more recently in Private Practice in Leichhardt for the last eight years.

    Appointments

    Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm

    Transport and Parking

    Free 2 hour street parking and small free council car park opposite.

    Fees

    Private consultation $160 per hour
    Registered Medicare Provider
    Accredited WorkCover Provider

    Payment Options

    Cheque, cash, Credit card, Eftpos
    Medicare rebates can be done within the office via Medicare Easyclaim



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    10 Questions with Matthew Evans

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • I wanted to make a contribution to people’s health, happiness and wellbeing. I had a longstanding personal interest in the field of psychology and it seemed a natural step to turn it into my profession.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I used to read a lot of Jungian psychology initially as it dealt with the spiritual aspects of psychological and human development. I also have been influenced by interpersonal approaches to personal development especially Family Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am particularly interested in the integration of psychology and spirituality. For many people a biopsychosocial model is not enough; many people have a thirst for meaning and are interested in spiritual growth and development.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I try to listen well to the client, to help the client clarify what’s important to assist them find direction and then help them move in that valued direction. I often find that clients are interested in learning new skills and practical strategies to become unstuck and to get their lives moving. I really try to meet the client where they’re at.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • I often notice that a client starts feeling better when their symptoms ease such as feeling less anxiety or their mood improves. However I also find if the client develops insight they often feel a significant shift in the way they look at things and the way that they do things which indicates a deeper level of progress.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • I think it has made me a more reflective person. I hope I am less quick to judge and have a greater capacity for compassion; however these qualities are best judged by others.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • I love seeing people change and I love accompanying them on their journey of growth.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Yes, that’s when I get to practice some of the strategies which I usually share with others. On those days I do my best to ‘walk the talk’ and take some of my own medicine.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • On a personal level I think people need to find a sense of belief and confidence in themselves and in their own essential goodness. Without this confidence, they can often lack the confidence to form meaningful, stable, loving relationships which in turn help them to become fully themselves.

      I also think people are overloaded with too much information from all sorts of different media and societal pressures. Given so much information people can often find it hard to discern what direction to head, which requires wisdom.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • I recently saw Playbook Silver Linings which I found inspirational. It was the story of a person coming out of a Psychiatric Hospital who was able to successfully rehabilitate himself by learning to love his life, and the people in it, just as they were; rather than how he wanted them to be.
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    Mr Matthew Evans

    Matthew Evans

    Psychologist

    Matthew works as a registered psychologist in his own group practice in Leichhardt NSW. He is experienced in treating anxiety disorders, depression, and stress reactions as well as trauma and relationship difficulties. He specialises in counselling men who feel “stuck” or may have mild to moderate mental health problems. Matthew has worked in private practice for more than 15 years. He also offers supervision to counsellors and psychologists working in mental health....

    • Leichhardt
    • ACT, CBT, HeartMath, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Solution Oriented