B.A.Hons, Post Grad Diploma Sex & Relationship Therapy, Dip H.E. Counselling, PGCE

Humanist weddings, funerals and namings

Matthew conducts Humanist (non-religious) ceremonies. If you are looking for help with a wedding, or funeral, or naming ceremony, please visit his website at . That will give you plenty of information about the kinds of ceremonies he can provide, and the costs. You will also find him on the Humanists UK (formerly BHA) website.

  To contact Matthew, please ring or text him 07957 536248. There is a landline ( 0114 2661573 ) but you are far more likely to reach him on the mobile. Alternatively, you can email him at:

Matthew works mainly from home: 34 Dover Road, Sheffield S11 8RH .  Dover Road is off Ecclesall Road, the main thoroughfare between the City Centre and Hunters Bar. It is opposite the well-known Italian restaurant and café called "Nonnas". There are bus stops near the end of Dover Road, and all the buses from the city centre numbered 80–88 stop there, approximately every 10 minutes. There is on-street parking near his house. There are two steps up from the pavement to the house (i.e. not fully accessible for people with disabilities.)

Matthew was born in 1952 in Newcastle, went to school in Exeter, and came to Sheffield originally to study English Literature. After working as a commis chef, and then teaching and managing in education, he switched to voluntary work and to helping people with emotional distress. He later qualified as a professional sex therapist.He frequently broadcast on local radio on mental health issues. He closed his psychotherapy practice in 2016 and now concentrates on humanism.

Matthew Simpson   34 Dover Road, Sheffield S11 8RH       Tel: 07957 536248