Simon Rutter PsychotherapistSimon Rutter

Psychotherapist (BACP)

My name is Simon Rutter and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.

It may be that you feel clear about what has brought you to therapy and counselling, but it is every bit as likely that it feels confusing.

Following our initial contact by email or phone we would meet for a session to discuss in detail what has prompted you to seek out therapy and how the psychodynamic approach could help. This is an opportunity to get a sense of the way we would work and to ask any questions you may have, an open conversation without obligation in which we would think about the best way forward for you.

My role as a therapist is to provide a confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship to help you 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 of our lives affect how we think, feel and behave in the world today. In talking this through in therapy, the aim is always to help you gain new understandings and to move forwards.

As well as working in private practice at HQ Therapy, I work in the NHS at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in Denmark Hill. 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).

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK. I am committed to their ethical framework and code of conduct.

If you would like to book an appointment or ask any questions please contact me. I am currently seeing clients face to face, online (Zoom, Skype, etc) and by phone.

***If you are interested in contacting Simon Rutter, or needing information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Clients Simon Works With

Client Issues Simon Deals With

Therapy Modalities Simon uses With Clients

Simon Rutter – Working Hours

Monday 12:00 – 20:00 Thursday 12:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 20:00 Friday N/A
Wednesday N/A Saturday N/A

Contact Details

Simon Rutter, counsellor and psychotherapist can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07771 666174

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.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

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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