Matt Davis

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MA, PG Dip.
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Bristol, Avon, BS5
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About me

There as many reason that people come to therapy as there are people.
Some of these reasons can be thought of in similar terms or categories, but the details are always particular and personal. 

Psychotherapy offers a safe and secure space in which the person is supported to speak about the issues they wish to bring. These may be, for example, issues around relationships, or problems with anxiety, depression or trauma. Or perhaps a desire to explore expectations or patterns of behaviour.

A psychoanalytic approach means a broader perspective is taken where the details of life experiences and childhood are discussed and thought about, without resorting to simple explanations or pathologies -  attempting to understand how the defining and structural aspects of our lives relate to each other, as well as how they exist within the wider social context.

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. 

The duration of the course of the 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 initially qualified as a Music Therapist - a psychodynamic form of psychotherapy - in 2006. This led to 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.

Over the last few years my practice has developed into a more psychoanalytic (Lacanian) approach that is more focussed on structure and relationship, in conjunction with the issues each person brings to the session.

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

Member organisations

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My standard fee is £55, and costs can be discussed and negotiated in line with personal circumstances.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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