Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Sorry Matthew is not taking new clients at the moment.

Hi Everyone. I'm Matt Brown, the founder of Happy Minds Counselling here in beautiful Canterbury. I enjoy a relaxed and conversational approach to my counselling work with clients. My practice is based on Solution-Focused and Narrative modalities. I love working with my clients, walking beside them on their journey and helping them make positive changes to their wellbeing and lives. When I'm not counselling I am a father to a beautiful 10yo girl. You will find us up the hills or on the mountains skiing. I enjoy some DIY around the home and have a strong interest in most things with wings or wheels.




adolescents, adults, children, families, couples, groups

Therapy Type

acceptance and commitment therapy (act), dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt), emotion focused therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, person centred therapy, online therapy, strength based therapy

  • abuse
  • addiction
  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • attachment issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • autism
  • behavioural issues
  • bullying
  • communication skills
  • conflict management
  • coping issues
  • crisis management
  • depression
  • desire issues
  • educational difficulties
  • emotional control
  • family issues
  • feeling stuck
  • gender and sexual identity
  • goal setting
  • grief
  • grief and loss
  • harmful sexual behaviour
  • identity
  • insecurities
  • issues
  • lgbtiq issues
  • life changes
  • loneliness and isolation
  • mental health disorder
  • motivation and purpose
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)
  • parenting
  • parenting children with special needs
  • personal development
  • phobias
  • pre-marital preparation
  • psycho-social problems
  • relationship issues
  • self esteem and confidence
  • self harm
  • sexual identity
  • sexual intimacy
  • stress
  • trauma
  • social anxiety
  • sleep issues
  • workplace issues
  • acceptance
  • burnout
  • career change
  • mistrust
  • upbringing issues
  • work-life balance
  • disability
  • break up and divorce
  • child behaviour and development
  • affairs
Counselling Services
$120 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
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