Dr Matthew Stiff is a chartered counselling psychologist with experience of working within the NHS, charitable and private practice, including eating disorders, addiction, bereavement and general. He has assisted on training in psychometrics at City, University of London, as well as delivering talks on mental health in the workplace to senior managers in leading companies. Having previously worked at board level in the public and private sectors he has an understanding of the inherent pressures of corporate environments.
Dr Matthew Stiff is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Matthew works with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling and other addictive behaviours), autism, bereavement, eating disorders, complex trauma, PTSD, ADHD, OCD and learning difficulties. He brings to his work positivity and warmth, working with his clients to understand their problems to develop a solution-focussed approach. He uses his knowledge of person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural theory to adopt an integrative, collaborative approach to his work. His specialisms include CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, Solution-Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness and Person-Centred Therapy. Matthew has played a key role in helping to develop Cognacity’s residential addictions workshops in Manchester and runs a regular evening addictions group at Cognacity’s Harley Street clinic.
As a former archaeologist Matthew enjoys travel in the company of friends and family, experiencing the historic environment, throwing in a bit of local food and culture, along with not quite enough exercise.