Dr Matthew Stiff

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MSc DPsych DPhil CPsychol - Counselling Psychologist
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London, EC3A
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About me

I am a chartered counselling psychologist, 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 psychology 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 anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions, bereavement and loss.

I practice in Central London (Liverpool Street and Marylebone). I am also able to provide online therapy via Zoom and Teams.

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 a doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

In addition to my core person-centred, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic training, I have received specialist training in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), 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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also provide Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT), with particular experience in supporting relationships where one partner is recovering from an addiction. BCT is currently the only couples therapy endorsed by NICE.

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£120.00 - £150.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Cigna
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

          Individuals - £120-£150 per hour
          Couples - £140-£170 per hour

Concessions available for keyworkers, students and those on low incomes

When I work

Monday to Fridays 08:00-19:00 Appointments at weekends by arrangement. Home visits may be possible, although additional charges will apply. Please enquire.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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Dr Matthew Stiff
Dr Matthew Stiff