Dr Matthew Stiff CPsychol
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 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 anxiety, depression, 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 a doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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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.
Individuals - £85 per hour
Couples - £100 per hour
Individuals - £110 per hour
Couples - £125 per hour
Concessions available for students and those on low incomes