Dr Matthew Stiff MBACP MBPsS
57 Woodstock Road
I am an experienced psychological-therapist specialising in cognitive-behavioural, humanistic and integrative approaches to working with my clients. I bring warmth, empathy and a collaborative style to my work, enabling clients to discuss their problems and what they hope to achieve in therapy.
My specialisms, training and experience are centred on working with men and women with addictions, eating disorders, anxiety and phobias. I also have extensive knowledge of working with bereavement and loss, and provide supervision to bereavement volunteers working with Oxford Cruse.
I work at a practice based in North Oxford but am also available for consultation in London. It is sometimes possible to undertake home-visits within Oxfordshire and I am also able to provide online support via Skype by prior arrangement.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Psychology and an MSc in Counselling Psychology and am currently writing up my thesis in completion of a doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University.
In addition to my core person-centred, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic training, I have received specialist training in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E) and Behavioural Couples Therapy for addictions.
Since 2010 I have worked in hospital and community settings as a psychological therapist, in both the NHS and charitable sectors working with clients with addictions, eating problems, depression, anxiety, phobias and experiences of bereavement and loss. I am actively engaged in research into the experience of men with eating disorders and am contributing to a pioneering initiative to facilitate mental-health support at a community level. Having previously worked as a middle and senior manager in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, I bring real-World understanding of the experiences and pressures of life that can lead to psychological distress or act as a block to fulfilling potential.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also provide Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT), aimed at supporting relationships where one partner is recovering from an addiction. BCT is currently the only couples therapy endorsed by NICE.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
£70 per 50-minute session.
Initial 90-minute assessments are also charged at £70.
Rates for home visits will vary and are available on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Fridays 08:00-19:00 Appointments at weekends by arrangement. Home visits may be possible, although additional charges will apply. Please enquire.