Dr Mat King
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Dr Mat King is Consultant Psychologist with over twenty years experience of working in the NHS with adults experiencing various mental health problems. Although he has particular expertise of working with people experiencing eating difficulties and substance use, anxiety, depression and trauma are common co-occuring difficulties. As such, he is very familiar working with these types of problems.
In 2017 he was awarded the Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society which is given in recognition of several years' experience and contribution in the field of psychology.
As a qualified psychologist, Dr King's training required him to be competent in three therapeutic approaches which include cognitive behavioural (CBT) and psychodynamic approaches.
He has also undertaken specialist training in a variety of approaches including Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Schema Focussed Therapy and trauma (EMDR). As an integrative therapist, Dr King works with people to find the most effective approach which is based on opinion, clinical evidence and the preference of his clients.
He is extensive experience of helping people with:
- Panic attacks and phobias
- Relationship and work stress
- Substance misuse problems
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders and co-morbid difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I split my time between Maple and as the Clinical Lead and Consultant Psychologist at a specialist NHS Gambling Service.
I obtained my first degree in Psychology and Human Biology (Bachelor of Science) from the University of Hertfordshire and a Practitioner’s Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology from the University of Surrey. I have been awarded the title 'Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society' (AFBPsS). This is given by the BPS in recognition of several years' experience and contribution to the field of psychology.
I have extensive experience in working with people experiencing anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and panic attacks. Having been the Lead Psychologist at a specialist NHS Eating Disorders Service, I have substantial knowledge of binge eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Referrers and patients seek my clinical skills in the treatment of longstanding, chronic, difficulties where there are several key problem areas (comorbidity). Examples of this are eating disorders and addictions whereby the person has co-existing problems such as OCD or personality disorders. I have a special interest in working with people with personality disorders and has undertaken training in specialist evidence-based therapist such as Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Metallisation Based Therapy (MBT), Schema Focussed Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£120.00 - £190.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
When I work
Monday to Saturday 8am to 9pm.
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