Chris Meddes

Chris Meddes

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Thame

Thame OX9
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  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

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 belief 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 alongside understanding emotions and behaviours, we can work to make sense of what may be going on for you underneath the surface.

Practice description

My private practice is 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, as well as offering online sessions through Zoom if that is more suited to your needs.

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 for anyone choosing to reach out for support.

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.

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 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.

My first session

I offer an initial free 20 minute phone conversation to find out a bit about what has brought you to therapy and to negotiate a time that would work for our sessions. Here we will also be able to discuss the potential cost of sessions as I offer a sliding scale of between £40 & £60. I have taken this decision to allow you some control over how much you are able to pay for therapy while still making it as accessible as possible to as many people as I can.

From there I offer 50 minute sessions which would ideally be weekly as this consistency and frequency supports the building of the relationship, however this too could be negotiated based on your needs and availability. 

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken