About me

The therapy that I practice offers a safe and secure space in which the client is supported to approach the issues they wish to bring to the session, in order to initiate the changes necessary for health.

The developing and supportive nature of the therapy aims, over time, to enable understanding and to help articulate the client’s desire for change or healing; or simply to attempt to find a way through the sometimes seemingly impossible situations we find ourselves in. The terms 'psychodynamic' or 'psychotherapy' merely refer to the belief that certain issues can arrive out of our own experiences and often inhabit us with less consciousness than we require. By giving form and understanding to these issues in a safe and empathetic environment we can begin to change our relationship to them.

The sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes. They are weekly because of the requirement to maintain continuity and develop the process of the sessions. Anything less frequent makes it more difficult to maintain these securely. This obviously requires a big commitment but one which, hopefully, is reflected in the outcomes.

The duration of the course of therapy can be discussed at the outset or decided further down the line. Some people require only a few sessions while others prefer something much longer term.

I am working with adults on a 1-1 basis and provide a confidential and peaceful space in Central Bristol.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an HCPC registered professional Music Psychotherapist with 15 years experience working in a variety of different settings, including the NHS, a children’s hospice as well as adult mental health groups and individual psychotherapy. I offer a non-judgemental, person centred approach to therapy for a wide range of client groups. I also have safeguarding training to level three.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Arts therapies
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

£45 per 50 minute session.

Availability

Weekdays 9am to 5pm with some evening sessions available.

Further information

Located in Easton, Bristol, BS5.

Bristol
Avon
BS5

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Spanish
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Matt Davis

Matt Davis