Dr Matthew Rosen-Marsh (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 and Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.
I have experience working with a range of problems including, depression, 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, Buddhist psychology and neuroscience.
One of its key concerns is to help people develop the ability to self soothe and feel safe. Another major influence is Irving Yalom who invented Existential Therapy and is the author of ‘Love’s Executioner’.
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.
I charge £90 per hour session and £120 for an hour and a half assessment.
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.