Mathew is a clinical psychologist whose PhD thesis explored the effects of outdoor education on teenagers’ psychological development. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and has experience working alongside children, teenagers and adults in educational, corporate and government settings. Mathew aims to bring about positive change for clients by acknowledging the vital role of thinking styles and patterns of behaviour on emotional well-being and draws on a range of relaxation and mindfulness based techniques to meet individual client needs.

Mathew’s experience providing vocational support to adults has enhanced his insight into the
difficulties of balancing the demands of work and personal life, as well as the consequences this can have on mental health. His experience in educational settings allows Mathew to assist teenagers to
flourish through the many challenges that make up this complex stage of life so they may develop
resiliency and a strong sense of identity to compliment their transition into adulthood.

Mathew is passionate about helping people with:

  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Adjustment and change
  • Bereavement
  • Self-harm
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills
  • Stress
  • Anger management
  • Addictive behaviours
  • School problems
  • Parent education and support

Mathew works with:
Young people aged 12+


Marsh, H., Dicke, T., & Pfeiffer, M. (2019). A tale of two quests: The (almost) non-overlapping research literatures on students’ evaluations of secondary-school and university teachers. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 58, 1-18.
Pfeiffer, M. (2020). Enhancing Adolescent Self-Concept, Life Effectiveness and Locus of Control: The Immediate and Lasting Effects of Outdoor Adventure Education. PhD Thesis, Aust Catholic University.