Matrix Program®

An intensive non-residential treatment program for addiction

Support and Education to help people master a life without addiction

Why work with Us?

At Ashcliffe Psychology, we're passionate about supporting people to overcome unhelpful thinking and unhealthy cognitive patterns or behaviours, such as addiction.


This is why we offer the Matrix Program® in Perth.

what is the matrix program®?

  • an intensive non residential treatment program for addiction. 
  • the program is a combination of evidence based treatments to support people with their recovery from addiction to substances.
  • facilitated by Accredited Health Professionals

The Matrix Program is a group program which provides Cognitive behaviour therapy, Schema Therapy, skills and strategies important to recovery which include behaviour and arousal management.  Psychometric assessments, and Drug and alcohol screening are also part of the program as well as Support and education for family and friends.


The Program sits in between residential treatment and regular counselling. For people who need more than regular counselling but due to work and family commitments cannot commit to residential treatment.

Intensive Phase

The Intensive phase of the Matrix Program® requires participants to attend a minimum of 3 sessions a week for 20 weeks. Read More...

Maintenance Phase 1

The first part of the maintenance phase allows participants to begin to become more independent with their routine and choices. Read More...

Maintenance Phase 2

In this second phase of maintenance the group attendance reduces to once a week for 14 weeks. Read More...

about us

Kerryn Ashford-Hatherly and Michael Tunnecliffe

Michael Tunnecliffe

Michael is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the profession for more than 30 years.

He has held senior positions of Executive Manager and Director in and government and non-government agencies.

Kerryn Ashford - Hatherly

Kerryn is a Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience working with dual-diagnosis, alcohol and drug issues, domestic violence and trauma.

The Matrix Program® is not for everyone

It asks a lot from participants, and as such, our facilitators and lived experience mentors are all incredibly supportive.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Matrix Program®

What is the Matrix Program®?

The Matrix Program® is a combination of evidence-based interventions to support and assist individuals in recovery from addiction to methamphetamine, ICE, cocaine, alcohol, cannabis, prescription medication and similar substances.

For anyone looking to address their substance abuse and addictive behaviours in Perth, our clinic may be able to help

How do I start the Program?

The Matrix Program® is a combination of evidence-based interventions to support and assist individuals in recovery from addiction to methamphetamine, ICE, cocaine, alcohol, cannabis, prescription medication and similar substances.

For anyone looking to address their substance abuse and addictive behaviours in Perth, our clinic may be able to help


 For details on the entry process please download the information brochure here.

How much does The Matrix Program® Cost?

There is a deposit paid on enrolment which includes the first week of the group program and the 3 individual sessions to get you started in the program as well as the psychological assessments we conduct as base line measures for treatment. 

If you would like further information on costs please email us to send you the costing details.

Can I do a trial?

Yes, First you need to book in for an information session which involves a booking fee.

During the information session you will be given all the details about the program and our Matrix Clinician will assess whether this is a suitable program for you at this stage in your recovery.  After the information session, and should the program is deemed suitable for you,  you will be invited to attend 2 trial sessions.

There is no obligation to join the program.  The trial sessions are an opportunity to see how the program works and hear from other people their experience of recovery in the Matrix Program®.

What makes this program different from other addiction programs?

The Matrix Program® in Western Australia is a 48 week program which sits in between residential treatment and outpatient counselling.  The following points explain further the components of the program.

  1. As the Matrix Program® is an intensive, non-residential group treatment, it suits the needs of those seeking assistance, but prefer not to enter a residential program, due to family or work commitments.
  2. With the use of 110 rehabilitation topics, the Matrix Program® group sessions teach participants how to maintain their abstinence-based addiction recovery. At the same time, participants learn how to incorporate the important skills needed for an alcohol-free or drug-free life.
  3. The Matrix Program® is one of the few treatment programs that encourages participants to bring a partner, spouse, family member or support person to one session each week. This allows participants and their supporters to be involved in education and discussion on the important role family support can play in recovery.
  4. The Matrix Program® includes psycho-medical assessments in the program intake to assist in catering for the needs of each individual and establish baselines for recovery.
  5. Program participation is underpinned by consistent client motivation, positive regard and on-going encouragement from the staff team.
  6. Group sessions are facilitated by experienced Mental Health professionals to assist participants to learn about the essentials of recovery and abstinence.

You can find out more by going to the FAQ Page


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