Contact Details
Name: Matthew McDonald
Specialist Areas: Abuse, ACC, Addiction, Adjustment to chronic illness, Adjustment to physical disability, Adolescent development, Alcohol & drug issues, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger's syndrome, Assertiveness training, Assessment/measurement in sport, Attachment, Attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), Autism, Behaviour problems, Bipolar disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Brain injury, Bullying, Child development, Conflict resolution, Corporate Psychology, Criminal behaviour, Cross-cultural, Cult involvement, Cultural Supervision, Dementia, Depression, Dissociative identity disorder, Divorce/separation, Domestic violence, Eating disorders, Emotion regulation, Fertility issues, Forensic, Gambling, Gay/lesbian issues, Gender Dysphoria, Grief and bereavement, Health Anxiety Disorder, Health psychology, Identity difficulties, Impairment assessment, Insomnia, Intellectual assessment, Intellectual disability, Leadership, Learning difficulties, Life transition & adjustment issues, Management of offenders, Maori, Men's health, Mental health, Mental illness, Migrant adjustment disorders, Mindfulness, Mood disorders, Motivation in sport, Neuropsychological assessment, Obesity, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Online/telepsychology via Skype or similar, Organisational governance, Pain management, Parenting, Performance management, Peri & post natal depression, Personality assessment, Personality disorder, Phobias, Positive psychology, Post traumatic stress disorder, Professional burnout, Professional supervision, Psychopathology assessment, Rehabilitation/injury counselling, Relationships, Return to work, Rural mental health, Self-esteem & self development, Sex offenders, Sexual abuse, Sexual issues, Shyness & social skills deficits, Sleeping disorders, Smoking cessation, Somatoform disorders, Sport performance anxiety, Suicide, Terminal illness, Transgender, Sex and Gender Diverse, Trauma, Trichotillomania, Victim of crime, Weight management, Women's health, Work stress
Treatment Areas: Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Compassion-focussed therapy, Couples therapy, Critical incident stress debriefing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion focussed therapy, Executive coaching, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Family Therapy, Life coaching, Mindfulness-based therapies, Online/telepsychology via Skype or similar, Positive psychology
Client Types: Adolescent, Adult, Child, Couple, Family, Infant, Older adult, Organisation, Pre-school
Address: 169 Don Street Invercargill 9810
Practice Name: Mind Your Head Psychology Ltd with Dr Matthew McDonald
Location: Invercargill
Phone: 02108804248
Email: mindyourheadpsych@outlook.co.nz
Website: https://mind-your-head-psychology-ltd.business.site
Bio: Dr Matthew McDonald at Mind Your Head Psychology Ltd


Registered Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, Invercargill and will travel.


Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (with Distinction), Bachelor of Science with Honours (First Class). 

Mind Your Head Psychology Ltd 

Phone 021 0880 4248

Website: https://mind-your-head-psychology-ltd.business.site

Matt is a seventh generation Southlander who enjoys working with adults of all ages, young people, and their parents, all seeking to make positive change in their lives. His special interests include rural mental health, anxiety, depression, grief, loss and trauma,and he is ACC registered. 


Over the years he has been employed in child and adolescent mental health, community health, corrections and palliative care. Matt believes that in therapy,”one size does not fit all” and it is important to take time to talk with his clients and come up with a plan together to ensure that it works for them. 


Matt is trained in various therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brain-based and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which ensures tailored treatment based on client needs. 


He researched psychometrics and neuropsychological functioning in older people for his PhD and uses these principles in his practice to help diagnose neurodevelopmental conditions such as Intellectual Disability and Autism. 


Matt says that he spent far too many years training at the University of Otago, and is enjoying being back home in Southland, being involved in the local community and spending time on the family farm. 


He is a full member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) and New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) Institute of Clinical Psychologists.




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