Simon Matthews Integrative psychotherapist , W2
Hello - I am a London-based psychotherapist and father of 5. I trained for 5 years (and was in therapy myself for the duration...it's important that you know that we walk our talk!), and qualified in 2008.
I specialise in helping adults with problems in living, in particular those who are struggling with the challenges of "mid-life" and finding meaning and purpose. I also have a special interest in helping people that have been told they are suffering from Depression or Bipolar Disorder. These terms are not medical diagnoses but rather reflect a wide range of complex underlying issues. I am generally skeptical about modern psychiatric practice and often help people come off their medication and restore their own natural sense of balance and well-being through a combination of insight, mindfulness, emotional catharsis and somatic integration.
As well as one-to-one psychotherapy I am also passionate about the importance and effectiveness of group therapeutic approaches. I will sometimes recommend group work to my clients, according to their need, and have found that the combination of personal and group therapy can achieve faster and more long-lasting results than either on their own.
Training and qualifications
Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative and Transpersonal Psychotherapy
Hoffman Process Supervising Teacher
Path of Love Group Facilitator
Somatic Experiencing (Advanced trainee)
I charge £100 for a 50 minute session and offer a reduced fee for people in need. Please ask about this if you are disadvantaged in some way.
Body psychotherapy Existential Integrative Person-centred/humanistic Psychodynamic Transpersonal Issues often worked with:
Anger/violenceAnxietyCouple relationshipsDepressionFamily issuesInterpersonal relationshipsSocial communicationTrauma Availability:
1 - 3 weeks Therapy offered:
In personOn video Client groups:
GroupIndividuals Member organisations:
2 Warwick Crescent
62 Arthur Road