Hello and welcome...thank you for taking the time to stop by and find out more about me and what I can offer you...
As you may have guessed, my name is Cherri, I am 56 years old and have been married for just over 28 years. I originally come from the outskirts of London, but have enjoyed living in Swindon and the local area since the age of 11. I have personal experience of going through IVF and the subsequent depression and anxiety that can come with this journey. I also live with Interstitial Cystitis and am an endometrial cancer survivor and I believe that these life experiences are one of the reasons I have been so successful in my practice. When my clients come to see me, whilst always remaining professional and impartial, they know that I have empathy, real life experience and, although all of our experiences are different and deeply personal, maybe a better understanding of their issues and where they are coming from. I am a woman who enjoys life and has a sense of humour, who has overcome, who is thriving and who is truly living her passion, with a solid belief that it really doesn't matter whether the glass is half full or half empty, the point is that the glass can be refilled!
I am a qualified and insured Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy, Integrated Therapy (a targeted blend of EFT, NLP and Hypnotherapy) and Reiki Practitioner. Although I originally trained as a Holistic Therapist, offering complementary therapies for over 15 years, in May 2015 I chose to give up this side of my practice to concentrate on my passion...helping my clients to help themselves to profoundly change their lives, by guiding them using the above therapies. I also hold a PCGE Cert Ed and am qualified to teach post-16, adult and community education and hold insurance to teach privately. As an experienced Reiki Master and AAMET EFT Certified Master Trainer, I am able to teach certified courses in both of these subjects and also offer a range of non-certified workshops facilitating relaxation and change.
Although I have experience of working with adult men and women, young people, teenagers and younger children, my passion is in helping women to boost their self-esteem, confidence and create the lives they want for themselves. Between the ages of 35 and 60, women are navigating their way through the peri-menopause, menopause and often through bereavement, career changes, children leaving home and the role reversal of caring for parents. I often hear the same familiar and heart-breaking phrases of "I think I'm going mad", "I'm supposed to be able to cope aren't I?", "There must be more to life than this", "I feel so anxious all the time", "No-one seems to care" and "I can't get any help anywhere", "Why do I feel like this?"...but I am here to help you realise that life doesn't have to be this way! This can be a wonderful time of great freedom and transformation, but it can also be a scary time of great emotion, confusion, self-doubt, anxiety and transition. I am passionate about helping all of my clients lead a more positive life, however my speciality is in helping women to steer a course through this often tumultuous period of their lives and in aiding all of my clients who need help to overcome anxiety, panic, negativity, limiting beliefs and anything else that may be holding you back from living the life that you truly want and deserve! Wonderful, life-affirming change is possible, all it takes are the right tools and a little help to nudge you in the right direction!
Please don't hesitate to get in touch to have a free, informal and confidential chat about your situation and whether I can help. I hope to have the opportunity of helping you to create change or learn something new and to meeting you very soon.
With warmest regards, Cherri xxx
Fellow of the Federation of Holistic Therapists,
Fellow of the International Council of Holistic Therapists
Member of the Association of Therapy Lecturers
Certified Master Trainer for the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Therapies (AAMET)
NLP Practitioner training accredited by INLPTA
Hypnotherapy training accredited by General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (Hypnotherapy).
City & Guilds 7302 in teaching
City & Guilds 7407 Level 4 Certificate in Further Education Teaching (Stages 1 and 2)
Level 5 Certificate in Post Compulsory Education (PGCE Cert. Ed)
IIHHT Diploma in Holistic Therapies and Indian Head Massage
Certified Reiki Master-Teacher
Part-time Lecturer for New College, Swindon, until September 2015, teaching adult education and community courses for 12 years
Reiki Teacher for the Wiltshire School of Beauty and Holistic Therapists from 2011 to 2014
I was CRB checked through New College, Swindon for 12 years and am in the process of renewing privately
Insured to practice and teach privately through the Federation of Holistic Therapists
Cherri Ann Matthews Therapies and Training t: (01793) 871410 m: 07720635761 e: firstname.lastname@example.org