Consultant Profile

Matthew Bordonada

Speciality: Childhood Development and Trauma

Get in touch

01273 059700

Professional Experience 

I am the Lead Therapist at Elysium Therapy Brighton.

I am an integrative psychotherapist drawing on humanistic and psychodynamic therapeutic approaches, and utilising techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to holistically meet the needs of patients.

I’ve been practising as a psychotherapist for nearly 15 years providing both short-term and long-term one-to-one therapy and psychoeducational groups in a variety of settings including charities such as the NSPCC, and in universities including Brighton, UCA and Winchester, including 5 years of managing therapeutic services for students.

Areas of Interest 

Childhood Abuse, Sexuality, Additions, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health


Master of Arts, Counselling and Psychotherapy (2009)
Postgraduate Diploma, Counselling and Psychotherapy (2007)
Bachelor of Arts, English (2000)

Professional Memberships

Senior Accredited Registered Member, National Counselling Society (NCS)
Accredited Registered Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


Masters research – MBTI types in practising therapists and the impact on therapeutic alliance and outcome

Personal Interests and family

Originally from the USA, I have lived in the UK for nearly 20 years.

Clinics dates/times

Monday – Friday

What others said…

“Over the last two years my medication has been decreased and I am a healthy and happy individual again.”