Dr Matthew Rosen-Marsh Clinical PsychologistDr Matthew Rosen-Marsh

Clinical Psychologist (HCPC)

My name is Dr Matthew Rosen-Marsh, I am a Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist with eleven years experience of working in the NHS, working at HQ Therapy Rooms in Dalston, Hackney, London E8.

I have experience working with a range of problems including, depression, stress and anxiety, complex trauma, psychosis, stress, and bipolar disorder. I have worked with children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities both individually and in groups.

As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained to integrate and apply different therapeutic models to meet the needs of the individual.

That might include elements from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic and Narrative approaches amongst others.

I am drawn in particular to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), this is a system of psychotherapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert that integrates techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy with concepts from evolutionary psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology and neuroscience.

One of its key concerns is to help people develop the ability to self-soothe and attain a feeling of safeness. Another major influence is Irving Yalom, a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist and the author of ‘Love’s Executioner’. I have an ongoing interest in Trauma and am now an accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Practitioner.

One thing I always do is to take a comprehensive history of a client. In effect, we will be writing your autobiography. Just the act of telling your story can be very therapeutic.

As Eleanor Longden says: ‘The important question isn’t “what’s wrong with you?” but “what happened to you?”’ I want to provide an atmosphere where you as my client can feel supported to face your issues and find ways to alleviate distress.

Evidence shows that the most effective therapy is when client feedback is asked for and I may do this verbally or through simple feedback sheets.

Find out more about me on and how I work with clients on my website – www.wisecompassiontherapy.com


I charge £110 per hour session and £140 for an hour-and-a-half assessment. I am currently seeing clients face-to-face, online (Zoom, Skype, etc) and by phone.

I do have a quota of clients on a sliding scale of fees which I am happy to discuss.

Before we meet for the first time, we will have a telephone conversation when I can find out a little about you and this is a chance for both of us to decide whether we are the right fit.


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Clients Matthew Works With

Client Issues Matthew Deals With

Therapy Modalities Matthew uses With Clients

Dr Matthew Rosen-Marsh – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday 10:00 – 22:00
Tuesday N/A Friday N/A
Wednesday 10:00 – 22:00 Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Dr Matthew Rosen-Marsh, Clinical Psychologist can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07813 398516
Website: www.wisecompassiontherapy.com

Training and Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

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Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.


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