About me

I am a psychotherapist practicing in central Bristol, offering a safe and secure space in which the client is supported to approach the issues they wish to bring to the session. These may be, for example, issues around sex and relationships, or problems with anxiety, depression or trauma.

The developmental and supportive nature of the therapy aims to support the client articulate their situation and enable understanding of their unique circumstances that can sometimes lead to distress and difficulties; or simply to find a way through the 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. Giving form and understanding to these issues in a safe and empathetic environment can begin to change one's 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. Depending on the nature of the issues brought some people require only a few sessions, while others prefer something much longer term.

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

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session.

Availability

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

Further information

Located in Easton, Bristol, BS5 and also BS1.

Bristol
Avon
BS5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Spanish

Matt Davis

Matt Davis