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Mathew Marchant

Mathew is a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys helping clients explore their difficulties and pursue meaningful changes in their lives. He is interested in all aspects of the human condition, including personality and identity development, emotions and conflict, life purpose and mortality, and broadly, the ways in which we perceive and relate to ourselves, others, and the world.

 

Mathew has extensive clinical experience working with people affected by all elements of the human condition. He often sees people presenting with issues such as anxiety, depression, burnout, self-confidence, trauma, grief, and adjustment to major life changes. He has previously served as the Clinical Director for a large psychology clinic in the Northern Sydney region. 

Mathew has a special interest in addiction. He has previously served at addiction centres and gambling clinics, including the Centre for Addiction Medicine at Cumberland Hospital. He is interested in behaviours traditionally associated with addiction, such as substance use and gambling, as well as more commonly accepted but nonetheless disruptive habits including smartphone use, shopping, and food consumption. 

Mathew is passionate about ongoing training and development. He provides mentoring to early-career psychologists graduating the UNSW Clinical Psychology program.

 

Mathew is available for face-to-face and telehealth sessions

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Areas of Expertise

Mathew has a strong interest in supporting adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficulties with:

 

  • A range of anxiety issues, including chronic worry, OCD, social and performance anxiety, phobias and panic attacks

  • Depression, low mood and difficulties related to grief and loss

  • Bipolar disorder including management of low and elevated mood

  • Self-confidence, low self-esteem, and assertiveness

 

  • Addictions including alcohol and substance use, pornography, smoking, eating, and gambling

 

  • ADHD assessment, and development of organisational and coping skills

 

  • Adjustment in response to major life changes, such as injuries, relationship loss or job loss

  • Trauma from physical or sexual assaults, motor vehicle accidents, or other life-threatening incidents

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  • Stress and burnout in the context of work, home or studies

  • Insomnia and sleep-related problems

  • Grief and loss

Treatment Types

Mathew uses evidence-based treatments to support clients to meet their needs. He predominantly uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as it is one of the most well-researched and effective therapies for a range of psychological difficulties and is considered a front-line treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, and addiction.

Mathew has also trained in a number of other treatment modalities that complement CBT, including:

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

  • Schema therapy

  • Mindfulness-based therapies​

Qualifications

Mathew has completed extensive undergraduate and postgraduate training in psychology. He completed an Honours (Class I) degree in Psychology, and received the University Medal, graduating first place in his cohort at the University of Newcastle. He also completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology (with Excellence) at the University of New South Wales.

 

He is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

 

Mathew is also a registered provider with the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority and can see clients under an approved Work Cover claim.

Qualifications

Mathew is a highly qualified and trained Clinical Psychologist. 

 

He completed an Honours (Class I) degree in Psychology, and received the University Medal, graduating first place in his cohort at the University of Newcastle. He also completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology (with Excellence) at the University of New South Wales. His thesis examined anger and relationship conflict. 

 

He is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

 

Mathew is also a registered provider with the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority and can see clients under an approved Work Cover claim.

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