Matt WottonCognitive behaviour therapy psychotherapist
Getting the right help at the right time can change your life. I offer evidence-based therapy and coaching, drawing on the latest research into what works. Whatever issues you are facing, my aim is to help relieve your distress in the most effective way possible. I do that by drawing on approaches that are backed by decades of research, as well as recent developments in neuroscience. What type of help will work best for you depends on what sort of problem you need help with. No two people are the same and certain approaches suit some people and some problems better than others.
Talking about yourself in therapy can be hard. I will try to make it as comfortable as possible. We’ll start by getting an idea of what you’re finding difficult and how this is affecting you. I’ll explain a bit about therapy and how it might help. Some people start with clear ideas about their problems, others are less clear. Either way is fine.
Some issues can be managed in just a few sessions. Other times people need ongoing help to manage complex problems or persistent thoughts and behaviour.
I have trained in a range of psychological therapies (for example, CBT, attachment theory and couple-counselling) which allows me to come at issue with an open mind and provide the right support to suit you. The type of therapy I practice draws on recent developments in neuroscience as well as decades of research in both attachment theory and CBT. I recommend approaches which are solution-focussed and supported by evidence.
Psychologically-informed coaching helps you develop self-awareness and insight to work out what keeps you from what you want to achieve. As well as clarifying your ambitions, it also helps you build the resilience and develop the emotional competencies to reach your goals.
Psychologically informed coaching provides you with the tools you need to navigate the challenges of work and life. It also helps you understand what is blocking you and how to overcome it. Coaching generally works best for well-defined problems which relate specifically to work and are focused more on attaining goals and achieving personal fulfilment.
Coaching is somewhere you can drop your ‘game face’. Being able to be honest and open about your challenges is often the first step to overcoming them. Coaching helps leaders, executives, athletes and performers make sense of the issues they face, identify options to address them, and develop and implement a plan of action. Recent studies suggests coaching is a very effective method of achieving change.
You can book and pay for therapy or coaching sessions via my website: muswellhilltherapy.com
I am conducting work online and in person. You can book a session direct via my website: muswellhilltherapy.com (If you prefer to see me in person, just drop me an email once you’ve booked. I will share directions, parking arrangments and precise locati
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge £135 per session. Sessions are conducted via Zoom or in person. You can book and pay for a session direct on my website: muswellhilltherapy.com (if you prefer to visit in person, just drop me and email and I will share directions, parking, and precise location).
Good therapy focusses on what will relieve your distress in the most effective way possible. It is important you know that your time and money is being well spent. More than three-quarters of people who’ve had therapy say they would recommend it to a friend. Coaching also has a well researched effect on performance and wellbeing. So, if you’re serious about change, come and get the help you need.
Training and qualifications
I am Chair of The Bowlby Centre, the leading organisation in the UK for attachment-based psychotherapy.
I am also the co-Director of The London Centre for Applied Psychology - providing evidence-based training for mental health professionals.
I have a master’s degree from Warwick Business School and have also studied at the London Business School and Cranfield University. I have 15 years of executive leadership experience as well as a decade of senior-level coaching practice. I am an ILM-accredited Executive Coach (Institute for Leadership and Management).
I am also a professional member of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences and have studied sport and coaching psychology with the Open University.