Chris MatchamIntegrative psychotherapist
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist, currently in Private Practice but with a lot of experience within the NHS, Charity sector and Higher Education.
I describe my specialist expertise below, but Therapy is for everyone: I strive to create a safe space for all adults (women, men, non-binary, LGBT+ or straight) who may be struggling to be understood and feel they need to be heard. Each person is an individual, and so our unique therapeutic relationship will be important in allowing you to express yourself honestly without any fear of judgement. I describe myself as working in an "Integrative" way, meaning that I take thoughts from a wide range of thinking and research linked to therapy and philosophy, in order to find a way of working that will suit you as an individual.
I specialise in dealing with the developing impacts of chronic illness and disability on sufferers or their carers. Life-long conditions or newly-acquired disabilities are not well catered-for within society and life can be difficult to navigate whilst dealing with these disadvantages.
I also have a lot of experience dealing with bereavement and grief, following the loss of something important (a loved person or pet, a job or a way of life/imagined future). The associated feelings, such as sadness, confusion, anger or anxiety can be overwhelming, but we can work together to honour those feelings find a way to accept them and live with them flexibly.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with problems such as depression and anxiety, anger, addiction, work or family-related stress/trauma, or the loss of a loved one.
Give me a call; I would like to talk to you so that we can find your own path to feeling better.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Sessions paid directly - £75
Discounts are available for front-line NHS staff.
Please contact me by email, or 07375 814194 for a free initial consultation or to arrange sessions.
All sessions are 50 minutes long
Training and qualifications
MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (2016)
P.G. Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics (2012)