Dr Matthew Pugh

Dr Matthew Pugh

Psychology 30044143


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Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Schema focused therapy

About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist, accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and accredited Advanced Schema Therapist. I have worked in mental health settings for over 15 years, including NHS and private services.

I have over 10 years experience working in NHS eating disorders services as a senior therapist, clinical supervisor, and lead psychologist.
I am highly experienced in working with range of difficulties including eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), anxiety (e.g. generalised anxiety, social anxiety, work-related stress, etc), depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, and childhood trauma.

Alongside my clinical work, I have a number of other professional roles. These include being a researcher and research supervisor, therapist trainer (, lecturer (University College London), and writer/author.

Areas of interest

Anorexia nervosa; Bulimia nervosa; Binge-eating disorder; Eating disorders not otherwise specified; Emotional overeating; Body image distress; Body dysmorphic disorder; Anxiety; Bereavement; Childhood trauma; Depression; Generalised anxiety; Low self-esteem; Perfectionism; Relationship problems; Social anxiety; Schema therapy; Stress; Worry.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders

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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (1-5)

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