Matthew Stiff MBACP MBPsS
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.
I offer general counselling for the treatment of a variety of common problems, including anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, phobias, bereavement, loss, addictions and eating disorders.
I have particular special interests and expertise in eating disorders, addictions, bereavement and loss.
I practice in Oxford and Central London (Farringdon). It is sometimes possible to undertake home-visits within Oxfordshire and Central London, as well as Walking Therapy sessions. I am also able to provide online support via Skype or phone to supplement face-to-face sessions.
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.
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 Bereavement, 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
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.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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Fees are charged on a sliding scale, depending on time and location. Please enquire for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Fridays 08:00-19:00 Appointments at weekends by arrangement. Home visits may be possible, although additional charges will apply. Please enquire.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|