Chris Matcham, MBACP, MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
585A Fulham Road
I believe that each person I work with has their own individual circumstances and reasons for wanting to come to therapy, so I want each of my clients to feel safe in telling me things that may be very personal and private.
You may be dealing with anxiety, caused by relationship or work/exam stress, or maybe you are dealing with a bereavement, a betrayal, an addiction or a chronic illness. Maybe you are just feeling sad or anxious for no discernible reason. I will provide a confidential and non-judgemental space for you to express whatever you feel and I will provide honest feedback where it will be of benefit to you.
We may talk about your life history or how you currently see your functioning within the world, but there will be a joint aim to explore the things in your life that matter to you. From there, we can start to piece together what may be the source/s of your problem/s, what may be keeping you from moving on and how to address these issues to reach a calmer, more flexible state of mind.
I will help you reflect on your experience, but You will be the one making the significant changes in your life and finding your own path to a more peaceful way of being.
Some of the issues that counselling can help with include:
- Self-esteem issues
- Childhood trauma or abuse
- Identity issues
- Long-term/chronic Illness
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a counsellor and pychotherapist for IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services at the Maudsley Hospital in South London, specialising in short-term work (6 -20 weeks) and also have experience of longer-term counselling within the charity sector.
I have a Master's degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (MA) from the University of Roehampton, which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), of which I am a registered member. I also received a certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics from Birkbeck College at the University of London in 2012.
Previous to that I have volunteered at Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton, assisting patients with acute mental illness in secure wards, and as a responder for Sane, the mental health charity, as well as the Emergency Services.
I feel that these experiences have put me in a position to understand how non-sensical and scary life can be, but also how strong people can be when they want to feel better, in whatever circumstances they find themselves.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
First session - £40
Fees for further sessions will be agreed at the beginning of our time together and are negotiable
Sessions generally cost between £50 - £70
(All sessions are 50 minutes long)
New to Therapy?
It can be daunting to speak to someone about issues that you may have been dealing with for a very long time. You may never have told anyone how you have been feeling.
There will be no pressure go any faster or deeper than you yourself want to go. You are the expert on your own feelings: My role is to help you make sense of those feelings which may be confusing or difficult to deal with.
If you are unable to meet in person, I offer online therapy via Skype. This can be useful for those who find it difficult to get out of the house due to physical or mental disability, or for those whose hectic lifestyles puts time a a premium.
Please get in touch to discuss any options for therapy which may suit you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French & Italian|
Spaces currently available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|