Matt Musgrave

For the last five years, I've spent my professional career working in face-to-face case management and group facilitation within the criminal justice sector, both in the community and custodial settings.


Upon the birth of my son and the death of one of my oldest childhood friends, I felt compelled to move towards a life that was more aligned with my personal values and future goals - counselling and psychotherapy.

I have a Bachelor of Criminology from the Australian National University and am currently half way through my Post Graduate Diploma of Counselling at the University of Canberra. As such, I am currently completing my counselling placement hours with Frances and the team at Secret Keeper Counselling until the end of June.


I have cultivated a number of therapeutic methodologies over my five years of client work, including person-centered, narrative, systemic and feminist frameworks. I have particular expertise in working with complex emotions including anger, aggression, jealousy, controlling behaviour and power/powerlessness.


My primary goal is to help guide and facilitate clients into a space of personal growth and self awareness in the hope they may cultivate safer and more loving relationships, both with themselves and the people closest to them.


Outside of work, you'll find me playing with my wife, son and rescue dog Emily. I also religiously binge watch new TV shows (currently watching This Is Us), relaxing at the cinema and searching for Canberra's best coffee.

Methodologies: Person-Centered, Narrative, Systems and Feminist.


Areas of practice: Anger management, family and domestic violence, transition to parenthood, fathering, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-awareness and personal growth.


The qualifications that are most relevant to counselling are:

  • Post Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Expected graduation December 2021)

  • Bachelor of Criminology from Aust. National University

Professional Associations:

  • Australian Counselling Association

Languages: English


Hours of Practice: Wednesday and Friday 8.30 - 5pm 

Contact Me: 0492 970898 or send an inquiry via the 'contact' page.