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Evidence-based help,
for couples and individuals,

informed by research, to relieve distress, 
improve your life, and achieve your potential.

London Bridge: Wednesday: 5-9pm.

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More than 75% of people who’ve had therapy say they would recommend it to a friend. 

More than three-quarters of people who had therapy are better off than those who didn’t.  

Changes brought about by therapy are visible with brain imaging technology. 

Certain kinds of therapy are more effective than drugs in treating depression.

The overall effect size of therapy is larger than the success rate for flu vaccines and heart surgery.

88% of people now say they would seek counselling or therapy if they felt they needed it. 

Going to therapy when you're overwhelmed should be as normal as going to the doctor for a persistent cough or unexplained pain.


What I Offer:

I am also based in London Bridge: Wednesday 5-9pm

£185 - 50 minutes


£155 - 50 minutes


£225 - 50 minutes


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I am Matt Wotton. I offer evidence-based therapy and coaching, for couples and individuals, drawing on the latest research into what works. Whatever issues you face, my aim is for therapy to relieve your distress in the most effective way possible. Therapy and coaching are both shown to change people's lives for the better - both are a shrewd investment of time and money.


I work in Muswell Hill all week (and in London Bridge: Wednesday 5-9pm).


I was Chair of The Bowlby Centre, the leading organisation in the UK for attachment-based therapy, from 2020-2022. 

I am currently the Co-Director of The London Centre for Applied Psychology - providing training to mental health professionals and consulting to businesses on wellbeing and mental health in the workplace. 

I recently wrote a book on how to get good therapy - published by PCCS Books:

A Straight Talking Introduction to Therapy: What it is, Why it works, How to get it. 

Read more here.

I am a media spokesperson for the largest professional body of counsellors and therapists in the UK. The BACP operates an accredited register, overseen by the Professional Standards Authority. You can verify my details via their website.

I have undertaken training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approved by The British Psychological Society - the form of therapy most often used in the NHS. I am also an associate member of The British Psychological Society and member of the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and Ireland.

I am also an ILM-accredited Executive Coach (Institute for Leadership and Management) 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 studied at the London Business School, Cranfield University, and have a masters degree from Warwick Business School.



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Getting the right help at the right time can change your life.

Talking openly about yourself or your relationship 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 and the people around you. I’ll explain a bit about therapy and how it might help. Some people (and some couples) start with clear ideas about their problems, others just know something is wrong, but they are not sure what that is. Either way is fine.

What type of help will work best for you depends on what sort of problem you need help with. No two people or couples are the same, and certain approaches suit some people and some problems better than others. Some issues can be managed quite quickly - using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), for example. Other times you might need ongoing help to manage complex, long standing, problems or persistent thoughts and behaviour.

I also offer one-off single-sessions of therapy and coaching combined - which aim to provide the best of both approaches.  

I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support to suit you or your relationship. I have trained in a range of psychological therapies (for example, CBT, attachment theory, and couple-counselling) which allows 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 both attachment theory and CBT. I recommend approaches which are solution-focussed and evidence-based.

Good therapy focusses on what will relieve your distress in the most effective way possible. It is important that you know that your time and money is being well spent. There is good evidence that therapy works to ease distress in the vast majority of cases (including online therapy).


If you’re serious about change, come and get the help you need.

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Psychologically informed coaching helps you develop insight into what keeps you from what you want to achieve. It also helps with clarifying your ambitions and building the resilience and emotional competencies you need to reach your goals. 
Coaching provides you with the tools you need to navigate the challenges of life and work and helps you understand what is blocking you and how to overcome it. The British Psychological Society defines coaching psychology as aimed at ‘enhancing well-being and performance in personal life and work domains’.

Coaching generally works best for well defined problems. While there is some cross-over with therapy, coaching is focussed more on attaining goals and achieving personal fulfilment than alleviating distress.

I also offer one-off single-sessions of therapy and coaching combined - which aim to provide the best of both approaches.  

I work with established and aspiring leaders to develop their potential, resilience and emotional competence. I also work with athletes and performers to manage their emotions, clarify their ambitions, and recover from set-backs. Coaching is somewhere you can drop your ‘game face’. Being able to be honest about your challenges is often the first step to being able to work towards solutions. 

Coaching helps leaders, executives, athletes and performers make sense of the issues they face, identify options and implement a plan of action. Recent meta-analysis suggest it is a very effective method of achieving change. 

Sessions can be offered as a one-off or booked in blocks and scheduled over a period of a few months - to allow the changes you are making to take hold in your day-to-day life.
I am an ILM-accredited Executive Coach (the Institute of Leadership and Management is a professional association for leadership and management in the UK:

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. 

I have studied at the London Business School, Cranfield University, and have a masters degree from Warwick Business School.

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  • Adults of all ages and young people from the age of 16. 

  • Couples - struggling with relationship issues or family life. 

  • I have a particular interest and expertise in addictive and compulsive behaviour. 

  • I enjoy working with anyone who is looking to make a positive change in their personal or professional life. 

  • I do not see people who have significant learning disabilities, are experiencing psychosis or who are actively suicidal. 

  • Sessions are 50 minutes long, confidential, and take place in person in Muswell Hill or online via zoom (except one-off, single sessions which are 70 mins).


  • Relationship issues - arguments, break up, separation, divorce, blending new families.

  • Anxiety, depression, anger or stress.

  • Work-related issues - from recruitment to retirement.

  • Coping with the impact of early abuse or neglect.

  • Dealing with the psychological aspects of physical illness.

  • Addictive behaviour - e.g. drugs, alcohol, porn, gambling, food.

  • Feeling unfulfilled, lonely, stuck, or lacking in meaning.

  • Lack of confidence or low self esteem - increasing resilience.

  • Bereavement and grief.

  • Concern about children’s mental health, behaviour, and/ or parenting difficulties.


  • Feel calmer and less stressed

  • Sleep better 

  • Are better able to say ‘no’ and set boundaries 

  • Have improved communication with loved ones

  • Are more compassionate to themselves and those around them

  • Are better able to regulate what they eat and drink

  • Spend their time more constructively and have more energy

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You can book and pay for a session direct by using the ‘Book A Session’ tab. If you have additional questions or queries, you can contact me below.

                            Thanks for your enquiry.

I am also based in London Bridge: Wednesday 5-9pm

42 Borough High St, SE1 1XW

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