matilde erikson
Hello, my name is Matilde Tomat and I am The Resting Tree.
I am a counsellor, therapist, recovery coach, existentialist, writer and artist; and a Perfect Daughter.

Born in Italy at the end of the ’60, I studied and travelled extensively until I settled in Lancashire. I have been a teacher, a tutor and a mentor. Since arriving in the UK, I studied Counselling & Psychotherapy and realised I could not run away from the addiction that has always been present in my family: I embraced her past and founded The Resting Tree; to inspire and support people with any addiction, and their families; to get people engaged & focused; to infuse hope, to help people discover various options and possibilities, to assist people in creating their own future, to support them in envisioning a reachable accomplishment. Since then, I have created an effective (and intense) 6-week programme in a residential rehabilitation centre, and a series of successful workshops which include my knowledge of Counselling, Teaching, Spirituality and Philosophy, Creative Writing and Self-Development.

I am now working on Shame in the Creative Process and its implication in Art. A strong believer in Erikson’s theory of development, I am dedicated to my own very personal self-development and since Sept 2018 I have gone back to College to study Art & Design. In May 2019 I held my first solo exhibition centred on memory, loss and existential perspective, titled CONSERVATION.

A background in glottology, German philology and semiotics, allow me now to freely explore links between language, signs, significant and signifier, expressivity, creativity and (lack of) real communication – including in therapy – existential alienation and the intimacy of confiding, the limitation imposed by words and that area in between Language and Being Understood – or, how I call it: the Loneliness of Language.

People say that I understand loss.

You can find my creative journey here.

My e-book “The Men at my White Table” can be found on Amazon.co.uk here.

My latest book on addiction, recovery, trauma, and Nichiren Buddhism “Rebeltherapy” can be found here.

A strong believer in Erikson’s theory of psycho-social development, I am presenting now a brand-new series of workshops on Shame and the Creative Process.


Should you need any further information, please:
email : info@therestingtreelancs.com
facebook : facebook.com/therestingtreelancs
twitter : @therestingtree
or please use the form below:

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!






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