Simon Rutter

Simon Rutter



07771 666174

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About me

It could be that you have a clear idea about the concerns bringing you to therapy, but it is as likely that the reasons feel confusing. Either way, following our initial contact by phone or email we would meet for a session to discuss in detail what has prompted you to find a therapist and how the psychodynamic approach could help. This is an open conversation, an opportunity to talk about the work we would do and to think about the best way forward for you.

As a therapist, it is my role is to provide a confidential and empathic setting for us to explore the things you want to talk about and to work through them in a challenging but supportive way. The approach I practice is grounded in making sense of the ways in which the events and relationships throughout our lives affect how we think, feel and act. In talking this through in therapy, the aim is always to help you gain new understandings, enable change and to move forwards.

I work in private practice in London and Manchester as well at SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust). My therapeutic approach - psychodynamic psychotherapy - works with different types of emotional and psychological distress; interpersonal and relationship issues, depression and anxiety, loss and bereavement, abuse and working with trauma. The work tends to be long-term with weekly sessions at the same hour each week.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework and code of conduct. As well as working in private practice in London and Leigh-On-Sea, I work at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. My clinical training in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (MSc) was completed at Birkbeck, University of London. Prior to this, I graduated from the University of Sussex with an MA in Social and Political Thought and from the Open University with a BA in Psychology (1st).

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Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


£60 per hour with some concessions available.

Maps & Directions

London, E8
Leigh-on-Sea, SS9

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


All weekdays.

Types of client

Young people