About Us

U Matter Counselling is a trauma informed Therapy Centre with expertise in ‘Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery’. 

Our therapists provide interventions so that survivors can move forward positively in their lives, no longer being defined by the violence and trauma of their experiences. 

We are one of the few UK based organisations that delivers treatments and protocols that are specific to the recovery of trauma survivors.

What We Do?

U Matter works with individuals who are in need of that extra support and will benefit from a range of therapeutic interventions.

We specialise in trauma work, arising as a consequence of abusive relationships; individuals who have been human trafficked either sexually or for modern day slavery. In addition to this we also provide Empowerment Self Defence in group work.

Empowerment self-defence is a violence prevention education tool which aims to reduce the incidence of abuse by integrating a program that teaches a variety of skills enable a person to recognise and prevent abuse. The aim of the tool is to help recognise abuse, coercion and boundary violations; assertive communication and personal advocacy when under stress as well as enabling someone to physically protect themselves from violence committed by anyone.

From our research it has shown that the combination of traditional therapy and physical defence work facilitates moving through trauma, the associated guilt and shame, clearing space for cognitive processing. Research shows that trauma is held within the body, consequently the physical movement goes to release the trauma enabling the cognitive processing.

Diversity is at the heart of what we do, we work with people of all ages, genders, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and national origin, creating a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.

From our research it has shown that the combination of traditional therapy and physical defence work facilitates moving through trauma, the associated guilt and shame, clearing space for cognitive processing. Research shows that trauma is held within the body, consequently the physical movement goes to release the trauma enabling the cognitive processing. 

Diversity is at the heart of what we do, we work with people of all ages, genders, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and national origin, creating a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.  In addition to English speaking, we offer services in Albanian, English, Greek, Italian and Turkish. 

Real Testimonials

I would like to express my gratitude to my dearest therapist Sarah, who has been absolutely open-minded and an incredibly empathic person who has made me feel that I could talk about anything. Speaking about situations and emotions I have been through it is never easy. However, she made me overcome and helped me build my character. She made me understand my values, and the growth I felt from her sessions is amazing. I can never really thank Sarah enough for this – I will be forever grateful and forever my favourite therapist. Sarah, I’m happy I found you and I’m happy that now I know where to go whenever I feel I need help! Sarah has been so supportive, kind, and facilitated my journey beautifully! I would really recommend ‘ U Matter’ to everyone. No matter how small you think your problems are, it will be a huge weight off your shoulders when you clear them!
Anita K
Anita K
A huge thank you to Sarah for all the support and dedication throughout the whole process. She has gone above and beyond to make sure my needs are fully analysed and met. This is much appreciated and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs specialised treatment.
Griselda Berhani
Griselda Berhani
Un jam shum e kenaqur me seancat qe bej ,me Joniden punen qe bejne e bejne te saket jam shum m falenderuese ju pershendes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Bukurie Uka
Bukurie Uka
very good
Juliana
Juliana
Lavdrim Hilaj
Lavdrim Hilaj
Extremely happy to have met such a wonderful woman as Sarah. She is super professional, caring and efficient psychologist. I highly recommend.
Rovina Dushku
Rovina Dushku
No enough words to describe how happy I am to find this place. All the therapists are lovely and so helpful
Ana Masha
Ana Masha
Te kalosh nje depresjon esht shum e veshtir, Por me terapit prej dy vitesh qe kisha me U Matter Counselling me psikologen time Sarah. Une ja dola dhe sot e them pa frik se fal Sarah Nuk i tremmbem me asgjeje dhe jam e zonja vetes.faleminderit nga zemra Sarah❤️🙏.
Matilda Beshi
Matilda Beshi
Jesmina Kallaj
Jesmina Kallaj
U Matter, serious, correct and professionals
Ermand Golemi
Ermand Golemi

Therapies we offer

  • One-to-one talking therapies
  • Trauma related interventions 
  • Couples therapies 
  • Group work and support groups 
  • Child Play Therapy 
  • Art Therapy
  • ESD- Empowerment Self Defense
  • Professional Coaching 

Our Impact

Vision

Our vision is to facilitate physiological and physical therapeutic interventions, which specifically empowers persons to move through emotional and physical trauma, striving towards the discovery of the best version of themselves, regardless of past experiences.  We will be the destination for any individual seeking to transform their personal traumas into their greatest strengths.

Mission

Reducing mental health stigma regardless of cultural backgrounds. We provide support and empowerment for anyone who has or who is experiencing trauma and associated mental health issues. We believe that by raising awareness of the stigma associated with mental health, we can empower people to overcome and move beyond trauma experienced, navigating through the uncertainties and challenges of life.

Our Goals

U – Unstoppable
M – Mindfulness
A – Ambition
T – Togetherness
T – Transformation
E – Empowerment
R – Resilience. 

About Us
About Us

Our Values

The way we ensure you are at the heart of everything we do is by adhering to our four key values that form the foundation of our work.

Our Team