Chris MatchamIntegrative psychotherapist
Therapy is for everyone: I strive to create a safe space for all adults (women, men, non-binary, LGBT+ or straight) who are 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 am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, meaning that I take thoughts from various schools of therapy to find a way of working that will suit you as the individual client.
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.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Sessions paid directly - £75
Discounts are available for NHS staff/key workers.
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)