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.




Client Type

groups, couples, families, children, adults, adolescents

Therapy Type

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


  • affairs

  • child behaviour and development

  • break up and divorce

  • disability

  • work-life balance

  • upbringing issues

  • mistrust

  • career change

  • burnout

  • acceptance

  • workplace issues

  • sleep issues

  • social anxiety

  • trauma

  • stress

  • sexual intimacy

  • sexual identity

  • self harm

  • self esteem and confidence

  • relationship issues

  • psycho-social problems

  • pre-marital preparation

  • phobias

  • personal development

  • parenting children with special needs

  • parenting

  • obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)

  • motivation and purpose

  • mental health disorder

  • loneliness and isolation

  • life changes

  • lgbtiq issues

  • issues

  • insecurities

  • identity

  • harmful sexual behaviour

  • grief and loss

  • grief

  • goal setting

  • gender and sexual identity

  • feeling stuck

  • family issues

  • emotional control

  • educational difficulties

  • desire issues

  • depression

  • crisis management

  • coping issues

  • conflict management

  • communication skills

  • bullying

  • behavioural issues

  • autism

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • attachment issues

  • anxiety

  • anger management

  • addiction

  • abuse


Counselling Services


$120 NZD

Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support


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