Dr Matthew Beadman CPsychol
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I am a Clinical Psychologist and I provide services to individuals, groups and organisations to improve physical and psychological health, to reduce distress, to help people achieve their goals and create a meaningful and fulfilling life.
I work in both the NHS and in private practice. In the NHS I am a senior psychologist specialising in the application of psychological theory to the management of physical health conditions and have led (or currently lead) psychology services in pain management, cardiac and intensive care NHS services. I recently left a senior role within a City of London consultancy to develop independent private practice closer to home. Alongside my clinical work, I also deliver evidence-based psychological interventions to large FTSE 100 organisations and NHS Trusts to increase staff health, resilience and well-being. I have worked for the NHS for the past ten years.
I value raising awareness of psychological difficulties in the general population and promoting psychological models and theories that can help. I am the co-author of 'The Little ACT Workbook' and I have published psychological research in several areas.
I am committed to providing an effective service for the people I work with. This means I only use psychological models that have been found to be effective in high quality clinical research trials. I use evidence based psychological models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). For more information about these models, please see www.processpsychology.co.uk
I am particularly interested in brief, evidence-based psychological models which create meaningful change for clients within a shorter period of time.
Training, qualifications & experience
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Clinical Psychologist – Number: PYL31148
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – University College London (UCL)
MSc in Applied Psychology – University of Leicester
BSc in Psychology – University of Sheffield
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Managing the psychological impact of physical health problems, in particular recovering from a significant cardiac event and managing chronic pain.
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Sessions are charged at £110 per session for self-funding clients. Different fees apply if clients are using an insurance policy to fund sessions, since different funding agreements exist with different insurance providers. Reductions are available for those who book a block of six sessions or more.
I am a registered healthcare provider with Aviva, AXA, CIGNA, CIGNA International, Vitality Health, SimplyHealth, WPA and I am also eligible to provide treatment funded by other insurance providers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available during weekdays and during the evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|