Chris Meddes

MBACP Registered, In Person & Online Counselling
Thame OX9 & High Wycombe HP13
07943 289 234 07943 289 234

About me

When you find yourself dealing with an unexpected life event or feelings that are overwhelming and hard to cope with, I feel it is the power of connection in relationship that can be the greatest source of support. This emphasis on connection allows us to create a therapeutic relationship where focussing on your needs is at the heart of the work together. By supporting with coping strategies and understanding emotions and behaviours, we can work to make sense of what may be going on for you underneath the surface.

I aim to offer a space that feels safe, confidential, accepting and free of judgement, in the hope that therapy will feel as accessible and inclusive as possible to anyone reaching out for support.

My working life previous to counselling was in the corporate environment which has given me a real understanding of the pressure that comes with striving to succeed and the emotional distress it can cause both personally and professionally.

I have a huge passion for sport and offering support to process the emotional impact that can come from injury, loss of form, loss of identity, pressure to perform or having to give up the sport altogether. It can often be this element of support that is missing and yet it can be the base from which recovery can build.

I work in private practice in Thame, within a comfortable air-conditioned room which is big enough to adhere to COVID regulations and social distancing. I can also offer face to face sessions in High Wycombe from a room based in the town centre.  I offer online sessions through Zoom if that is more suited to your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CAPCB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CAPCB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPD in Conducting Online Therapy Sessions that Deliver Results
  • CPD in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Enhanced DBS checked

I currently work as a counsellor for the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe as well as supporting professional sportspeople through the charity Sporting Chance. Alongside these I continue to volunteer as a counsellor at Youth Enquiry Service in Wycombe, working with 13-25 year olds across a range of mental health issues.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Social Pressures
  • Sports Related Issues
  • Loss of Identity, Meaning or Purpose

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I can offer an initial free 20 minute phone conversation to find out a bit about what has brought you to therapy and there we can negotiate a time and frequency that would work for our sessions. 

I offer a limited number of concession rate sessions which we can discuss in the initial phone call 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9

High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP13

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom
Chris Meddes

Chris Meddes