Matthew Wyatt

Matthew Wyatt

Southville Clinic Ltd
68 Coronation Road

07584 296600

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About me

I run both a general psychotherapy practice and a specialist collaborative service working with people suffering from persistent or complex pain.

In my private practice I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns. These have included university students struggling with issues from short term stresses to more complex difficulties; relationship issues and breakdowns, self harming behaviours, insomnia and anxiety.

As well as seeing individuals in private practice, I also work at a charity called The Harbour which provides psychotherapy for people affected by life threatening illness which has given me extensive experience of working with illness, loss and bereavement.

My approach is to provide a safe and secure setting where I can work together with you to look at how you relate to other people, yourself and your past. By working together to find a sense of the past, you can better understand your present life and discover opportunities for change.

Having worked as a movement psychotherapist before training as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I also have a particular interest in working with the relationship between our bodies and our emotions; between the physical and the psychological, and particularly in the field of pain. As a result of this interest and in collaboration with physiotherapist Jenny Wickford, we have developed a service to meet the needs of people living with complex or persistent pain.

People are never just a body, or just their emotions, and whether there is emotional or physical pain, we believe in holding the wholeness of the individual in the therapy, with their body, mind and emotions. Thus, in the therapy we consider your pain from a larger perspective. Dysfunction and pain can often be linked to experiences earlier in life, to experiences that might at first glance seem unrelated, as well as to beliefs about and meanings we assign to pain. To get to the root of your issue, we thus offer the collaborative approach mentioned above.

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Over the years of working in different places with people who have a wide range of difficulties and issues, I appreciate that for many people taking the first step towards finding help can be the hardest part and can take great courage.

I offer both short and long term therapy, and the collaborative approach for complex and persistent pain.

You can contact me by telephone or email where we can talk about arranging an initial meeting, whether this is for general psychotherapy or the specialist service for complex and persistent pain. This initial meeting is an opportunity for you to speak about what brings you to therapy, for you to see how the therapy works and how it might help you.

After this, if you would like to continue, we can agree a plan on how to move forward. We can review how the sessions are progressing when needed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I previously completed my clinical training in Movement Psychotherapy at the Laban Centre and worked with students, teachers and parents in a wide range of educational settings.

I trained as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy and am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

I continue my professional development through regular supervision and through participating in further trainings.

I am registered with the BPC.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Complex and persistent pain

Chronic pain

Therapies offered


£50 per 50 minute session.

Further information

I am a member of the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy and am registered with the BPC as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (registration number 22559). I adhere to the standards of good practice and codes of ethics of these organisations.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS3 1AS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Older adults