Dr Simon Rowbottom
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In order to become a Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychologist, I studied initially for three years at undergraduate level in Psychology and then completed a four year doctoral training course at the University of Surrey. I have worked in Oxford Health NHS foundation trustâ€™s Psychological Services department, a community mental health team for Berkshire Mental Health NHS foundation trust, and have experience working within an NHS psychotherapy department. These roles involved working with a broad spectrum of psychological distress and mental health difficulties, ranging from mild to severe and enduring. Before becoming a psychologist, I worked in the music business for 12 years, and then became a stay-at-home father for 7 years. I have conducted research in the area of the male gender role, and its associated psychological distress and this is an area in which I specialise. I continue to be involved with the writing and dissemination of research in this area.