Charactermatters offers a full range of services to tackle psychological challenges. I launched character matters 5 years ago. I engage personally with every client.
I have 25 years experience as a therapist specialising in
Recovery from addiction
Recovery from anxiety
Recovery from depression
Recovery from low self esteem
I have lengthy experience as a business psychologist, recovery psychologist and character strengths coaching psychologist.
I offer a free half hour phone call/Skype to discuss working together. The therapeutic relationship is critical to success, so I prefer to have that chat before we make a decision to proceed. Following that charges are £35 per hour.
I have an MA Honours degree from Glasgow University and a Masters degree in applied positive psychology from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
My specialisms are ;
Low Self Esteem
CHARACTER STRENGTHS COACHING.
Resilience & Tough Mindedness
Personal growth through adversity.
Best possible self plan
and personal growth strategy.
I will help you to overcome your problems in 3 simple and effective stages :
1. By introducing you to a scientifically validated psychometric profile of your own individual character strengths.
2. By using this personal information we will revisit the challenges you’re facing and gain a clear understanding of them. Then, by creating a step by step individually tailored programme we will work together to overcome them.
3. I will then coach you on how to think about yourself and your lifestyle challenges in a different and more positive way to enable you to pro-actively avoid becoming trapped in your old thinking and behaviours again.
13 customer reviews
Ever since I started working with character matters, I’ve noticed significant improvements in all aspects of my life. I can now handle my personal and professional life in a better way as a compared to before and have a better handle over my emotions and strengths and how to use them to grow! It’s been amazing
Working with Barry has helped me through a particularly difficult period in my life. His approach has helped me see things more clearly and our sessions were something that, in some ways, I looked forward to. He is such a genuine person and has been a great help to me. I would recommend him to anyone who feels they need a helping hand through whatever they are experiencing. More...
I reached out to Barry in the middle of a crisis hoping to get some guidance and answers. What followed with each session was a deeper understanding of myself, the reason for the situation I was in and exploring and developing the tools necessary to navigate myself out it. I leave each session empowered, in control and with a clarity I haven't felt in years. I cannot recommend him enough, he has more than supported me through this and I'm continuing our sessions to work on a new future me. I cannot wait to see what I'm capable of and am so grateful for Barry's help through all of this! More...
I connected with Barry Docherty at Character Matters hoping for some trauma therapy. My hopes & expectations were far exceeded.
Barry is an excellent active listener who shows great humanity in his empathy, compassion, kindness and generosity in sharing his qualities of knowledge & wisdom to help people in crisis at an extremely reasonable price, a very noble gesture in our current climate of mental health.
He has helped me 'unpack' a lot more than my trauma and provided me with some great tools for my toolbox of life!
I'd lost hope and felt helpless 6 months ago, now I'm applying for volunteer work with a view to going back to full time employment.
If you're looking for someone you will be comfortable talking over your issues with, without judgement and as an equal, whether it's to get back on track or to completely change that track I would look no further than Character Matters 👌 More...
I was a bit hesitant to reach out for help as I couldn’t really pin point a main problem that I had to overcome. I got a response very quickly from barry and he has been extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with. I understand now what may have been affecting me and can say I realise that I am capable of overcoming it thanks to Barry’s help. More...
Excellent service and great response.
Barry has been fantastic so far with helping me come to terms with my past and helping me reconstruct myself.
I really found Barry to be very professional and very helpful. He helped me come to terms with my issues and I now have a plan of action and a new mindset to help me move forward in my life. I know can plan ahead for a happy new life More...
I liked the idea someone found me but not stared session yet
My experience of working with charactermatters has been outstanding. Barry Docherty has been instrumental in helping me change and grow as a person, thus enabling me to reach my potential in running a successful business and having a happy home life.
Barry helped me to regain a more positive perspective, supported me through a rough patch and, above all else, helped me to recognise my own strengths and capacity to deal with issues that had been blocking my professional creativity and happiness for years.
I had tried lots of other forms of therapy for many years, but they didn’t work.
I feel so grateful that I found charactermatters as my life now is so different.
I would highly recommend Barry Docherty. More...
Character Matters uses evidence based positive psychology to help you identify core strengths. It focuses on what you are good at and not what is wrong with you. It helps you to realise what is important so as to focus on that rather that things that are not or that you have little control over. Could be applied to work or personal life. Delivered in a no nonsense, down to earth way. Excellent! More...
Character matters have been wonderful in providing me with the tools to improve my mental health. They have given me a far better understanding of my character strengths and, as such, been a great help in guiding me towards a better future.
I needed some positive guidance at a stage in my life where I seemed to be a little lost and void of direction, Mr Barry Docherty helped me channel the positive mental tools I had and needed to achieve a positive direction again in my life, he successfully put me back on the right path to achieve my goals and ultimately feel a sense of self worth and achievement in my life that was otherwise slightly lost and misguided.