Having trained as a yoga teacher and as a psychotherapist and counsellor, I’ve been particularly interested in the growing […] Read more...

About Me


“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

Albert Einstein

matthew-bowesBefore becoming a psychotherapist I worked for nearly 20 years as a television producer.  My own journey with psychotherapy, yoga and meditation not only became invaluable in helping to confront life’s difficulties but also opened a door to the possibility of living a more fulfilled, richer life.  We can use psychotherapy to ‘adapt to life’, for example, to help us be less stressed at work or confront traumas from the past.  Over time, we can also use it to question our lives, to explore ourselves and our world more deeply.

I have a post-graduate diploma in integrative psychotherapy from Regents College and an Advanced Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy, a type of body psychotherapy developed by Nick Totton and Allison Priestman.  I also trained for 4 years in Jungian Psychotherapy with the Guild of Analytical Psychologists.  I work in private counselling practice in Brighton and as a Psychotherapist in London for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  Previously I worked with Mid-Sussex Counselling Centre and as a Bereavement Counsellor for Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service.  I am accredited as a psychotherapeutic counsellor with the UK Association of Humanistic Psychotherapy Practitioners and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I am also a member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists for Social Responsibility (PCSR).