Matthew Bartolo is a counsellor specialising in Sex and Relationships. He is founder of Willingness Malta, a multi-disciplinary team working together to offer professional services related to family; sex; and health. His background is in psychology (B. Psy(Hons) University of Malta), counselling (Post Grad. Adv. Dip. in Humanistic & Integrative Counseling) CPPD Counselling School, London) and teaching (PGCE (PSD) University of Malta). He is also a qualified Sex & Relationship therapist (MSc in Sexual and Relationship therapy).
Matthew has presented in international and national conferences. He gives talks about motivation; parenting; sex and sexuality, and more. He has taught and delivered talks to diverse professional organisations about the importance and way of dealing with sex and sexuality with clients / patients. Having worked with a lot of different organisations, he has learnt a lot about life’s challenges and how different people cope. Matthew has worked with asylum seekers, addicts, couples, children, LGBTIQ, and children in homes, amongst others. These people have all taught him a lot about life and what a difference counselling and a positive attitude can make.
He takes sex education very seriously and has written booklets for both parents and children; produced radio and TV programs discussing sex and sexuality. He is a visiting lecturer on diverse Master level courses in Malta and Lithuania. His professional, yet informal way of approaching and discussing the subject makes it easy for listeners / viewers / professionals and parents to discuss the topic.
Matthew is also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. British Association for Sex Educators, Malta Association for Counselling Profession, and College for Sex and Relationship Therapies.