I am Matt Wotton. I offer evidence-based therapy and coaching, which draws on the latest research on what works. Therapy is shown to change people’s lives for the better. It is a shrewd investment of time and money. Whatever issues you are facing, my aim is for therapy to relieve your distress in the most effective way possible - drawing on approaches that are backed by clinical trials and research.
I am also an ILM accredited Executive Coach and have 15 years of executive leadership experience as well as a decade of senior-level coaching practice. I am a professional member of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences and have studied sport and coaching psychology with the Open University.
I have a master's degree from Warwick Business School and have also studied at the London Business School and Cranfield University. I offer coaching for all aspects of life.
I regularly contribute to professional journals and publications in the area of counselling and psychotherapy and have recently edited a peer-reviewed journal on mental health and early attachment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently Chair of the Bowlby Centre, the leading organisation in the UK for attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I am also the Co-Director of The London Centre for Applied Psychology, which provides training to other mental health care professionals. I trained at the oldest provider of counselling services in the UK, and have undertaken further training at The Tavistock Clinic, UCL, and the Jung Institute in Zurich. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - the largest professional organisation for therapists and counsellors.
I have worked in forensic mental health for 25 years and more recently have provided psychotherapy and counselling for a prominent mental health charity.
I am an ILM-accredited executive coach and have over a decade of senior-level coaching practice. I am also a member of the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM), which is the foremost professional association for Leadership & Management in the UK.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular interest and expertise in the area of addictive behaviour, but I enjoy working with couples and individuals who are looking to make a positive change in their personal or professional life.
£135.00 per session
£135/ hour (50 minute session)
Fees reflect my skill, experience, level of training and location, and may well be higher than those of other local therapists.
My reduced-fee sessions are currently fully booked.
You can book a time to suit you and pay for your session online by visiting my website.
I currently have limited availability. You can check this via my website, where you can book and pay for a session.
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. Some problems can be managed in just a few sessions. Other times you might need ongoing therapy with someone in your corner to help you manage complex problems or as you grapple with persistent thoughts and behaviour.
I draw from a range of models to provide the right support to suit you. I have trained in a range of psychological therapies and this enables me to approach issues with an open mind. The type of therapy I practice draws on recent developments in neuroscience as well as decades of research in attachment theory. I tend to recommend approaches which are solution-focussed and supported by research and clinical trials.
Good therapy should focus on what will relieve your distress in the most effective way possible. I work with people who want to know their time and money is being well spent. There is good evidence that therapy works to ease distress in the majority of cases.