Meet the team
Matt Sumner is a Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years’ experience assisting individuals and families to reach their personal goals and potential.
He is genuine and straightforward in his approach as supports clients through difficult periods and onto meaningful personal change. Matt is person-centred, flexible and aims to maintain trust and comfort with his clients.
He believes that assisting people to gain insight into their unique personal history allows them greater understanding and resolution of their current difficulties. Matt has a genuine interest in journeying with people to find their strengths and overcome their challenges.
Matt’s empathetic, non-judgemental approach has assisted people across all walks of life and from many varied social, cultural and international backgrounds. He enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples and families.
He has worked widely in tertiary education, hospital and community settings from prisons to universities. He provides psychological counselling and therapy, teaching, coaching and professional supervision.
Matt uses a wide range of approaches in his clinical work including Attachment-based Therapy, Schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Matt is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. He is also an APS (Australian Psychological Society) Board Approved Supervisor and can provide supervision for Clinical Endorsement and general professional purposes.
Key interest areas
- Anxiety disorders
Depression & mood disorders
Addictions, alcohol & drug related issues
Major life transitions
Grief and loss
Adolescent & young adult mental health
Emotional regulation difficulties
Key approaches to therapy
- Anxiety disorders
- Attachment-based therapy
- Schema therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)