U Matter is a private counselling practice located in Redbank Plains, Ipswich. We provide evidence-based interventions to help you improve your mental health and wellbeing.
OUR APPROACH At U Matter we seek to:
Treat the whole person rather than focus on the diagnosis
Provide a welcoming and purposeful therapeutic relationship, and
Be our human and authentic selves as a therapist in the counselling process
RELATIONAL SAFETY Every step of the way through your counselling process, from your first point of contact, we aim to create an environment of safety and trust. It is within this connection that people are able to experience genuine, welcoming and accepting therapeutic relationships. This supports deeper self-exploration and more sustainable and positive outcomes for therapy.
EMOTIONAL SANCTUARY We take into consideration your whole experience as a client. Therapy begins as you enter our space, where you are warmly greeted and offered a cup of tea by your friendly therapist.
Alongside talk therapy, we offer non-verbal therapies such as creative and expressive therapies, and sensory-based approaches. These interventions effectively regulate the emotional parts of the brain (the limbic system and the brain stem), the areas of the brain that are often in distress when people attend counselling. This allows for individuals with differing sensory needs, verbal capacity, or who have experienced significant trauma, to have access to a variety of modalities for self-expression.
SENSORY INTERVENTIONS The therapy room has been designed to elicit an atmosphere of comfort and sanctuary to our clients, incorporating aromatherapy, and calming elements to gaze at.