Matt Cantor is a UKCP and BACP registered integrative psychotherapist who trained for five years at Regent’s University gaining an Advance Diploma and PG Diploma.
Matt gained experience counselling children for the Place 2 Be charity, working as a psychotherapist in an NHS drop-in centre for young people in crisis and participating in ward rounds at a psychiatric unit of an NHS hospital. He has also worked extensively at a London counselling service with adults in the later stages in life who are ready to explore the way that they engage with the world in a different way.
Before training as a psychotherapist, Matt worked in the music industry as a producer and DJ, touring globally for over 20 years. This experience gave him vital insight into the unique pressures and anxieties (including status anxiety, performance anxiety, stress and burn out) that often face artists working within the music industry.
His career in the music industry gave him valuable life experience that has proved especially useful when working with DJ’s and musicians. His therapeutic work with music industry clients includes work around identity, helping clients to untangle their music industry persona from the self they have always been so they can better cope with the invariable highs and lows a career in the music business brings. Matt was recently invited on to a panel for Skiddle, exploring mental health and it’s impact on promoters.