Mental Health Speaker and Psychologist

Dr Simon Rowbottom is a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist.

He is:

A Doctor of Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology

An Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society

An accredited member of The National Counselling Society

A member of Music Industry Therapists and Coaches – an organisation providing access to high quality psychotherapy for those working within the music industry

Dr Simon Rowbottom is the lead singer, guitarist, and song writer with successful British band The Boo Radleys.

They have:

Produced 7 studio albums, the most recent released in March 2022

Toured extensively both in the UK and internationally

Had a UK number one album

Scored a major international hit single with Wake Up Boo!

Appeared regularly on UK and international television and radio


Dr Simon Rowbottom spent his formative years as a musician, before he:

Became a stay-at-home dad to two young children

Became a mature student in Psychology, studying for a BSc Hons, and winning The British Psychological Society’s prize for highest graduating mark

Produced doctoral research in the field of masculinities, focusing on normative male gender role strain

Dr Simon Rowbottom went on to train in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology.

He has worked:

In Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust's Psychological Services department

For a community mental health team for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

In an NHS psychotherapy department in Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

In his own private practice, seeing hundreds of clients, and conducting thousands of hours of therapy

With a broad spectrum of psychological distress and mental health difficulties, ranging from mild to severe and enduring

Dr Simon Rowbottom is a speaker, trainer, educator and author.

He is:

A trainer, giving such talks as Suicide Prevention for Warner Music US

A contributor to panels such as The Great Escape's discussion on mental health in the music industry

An educator, as a specialist lecturer, for Oxford Brookes University

A speaker, offering such talks as Destigmatising Mental Health for ICE services UK

An expert, offering advice to media organisations such as Demographica UK

A published novelist, with his first novel 'Thimblerigger' currently available