Life has a habit of throwing things at you and now I have the tools to deal with it. I have had to face my fears but it is surprising that I can work through them. I never thought I would be able to deal with certain situations calmly but learning CBT from Chris has helped me. Changing my low self esteem by telling myself all the good things I have done.
I was in a dreadful way when I first found Christine. I felt responsible for everything and everyone, I felt invisible, and the toll that had taken on me had left me with no self-esteem and anxiety. Christine helped me realise that I have rights as well as others. I have started to look at people in a different way and recognise that their issues are just that, theirs. I can say ‘no’ without feeling guilty and I am beginning to rebuild my life. I have become a much stronger, happier person who is looking forward and not back. I am so glad I took the leap that day and had my first appointment. Thank you for everything.
when I first came to my first session I found it very difficult to get out and do things on my own and would end up shying away completely. After my second session I already felt a difference in myself. Chris makes you feel completely at ease and like you can discuss anything. Now at the end of my 6th session I have improved so much and feel like I have the confidence to do so much more and get on with my life. I would 100% recommend CBT for anyone who needs a confidence boost or a boost in self esteem.
Before coming to see Chris I felt I had nothing to look forward to in life. I felt an impending sense of doom no matter what I was doing and I found even the smallest of issues hard to deal with. However following my sessions I now have a completely new outlook on life. I am focusing more on myself and following my own interests- I feel in control of my own life instead of being puppeted by dread and doubt. Everyday I became more and more positive and it’s thanks to these CBT sessions. Take the advice Chris gives you and use the techniques because they do definitely work.
I was quite down when I first went to see Chris having had issues with low self-esteem and anxiety for many years. I had always found it incredibly difficult to socialise and meet new people, and especially talking to clients at work. Chris was excellent at teaching me invaluable CBT techniques to deal with situations that I would usually find anxiety inducing, and to prevent unhelpful thought patterns that would feed my anxiety. Now, I can quite easily face situations that I would have found too daunting before. This has made a massive impact on my life and for the first time in a long time I can say that I am happy and hopeful for the future.
I have struggled with anxiety all my life, but, in recent years, it has gotten a lot worse. I was feeling constantly anxious and guilty about even the most trivial of things. Seeing Christine has made such a difference. I’m no longer in a perpetual state of anxiety and can rationalise my thoughts and feelings. Christine has helped me to realise that I’m not inherently this way, it’s a product of my experiences, and I don’t need to be defined by my anxieties. The first time I realised that I had subconsciously used Christine’s CBT techniques to deal with a situation that would previously have had me in knots was a real Eureka moment. I can’t recommend Christine highly enough.
I was depressed and down before I came for CBT treatment. I felt as if nothing could help me or my situation. Not only did CBT help me to cope with current affairs , but it will continue to help me throughout my life. Thank you.
In just three sessions I went from having crippling anxiety about exams to feeling like they are much more manageable and something that I can deal with. It has been massively helpful!
I have really enjoyed our sessions and haven’t written off coming back when things are easier. You have helped more in the 3 hours we spent together than you will ever know. For the first time in a long time I feel positive and am looking forwards-which has included just applying for 2 jobs to address my work life balance which has been so lacking. Thank you so much
“I saw Chris because I was lacking confidence socialising in groups and struggling to meet and chat to new people. The CBT techniques that Chris taught me have really helped me to get over the barriers that existed in my mind. Chris was easy to talk to, patient and explained the CBT techniques clearly making them easy to apply. She has helped me get through the problems I was having and I am now a much happier and more confident person.”
Around April 17 I had a massive event where I was totally overwhelmed by my anxiety. I had just completed my first year of university and I was going through a particularly nasty breakup. I had attempted to seek help through the NHS for CBT but it was not available. A close family member knew how important it was for me to receive CBT which is when we found Chris. I was nervous before my first session as I hadn’t had the best experience with ‘talking therapy’ so I was curious to see what CBT was like. On meeting Chris I immediately felt at ease as she was very friendly and welcoming. The place in which my session was held was a calm and relaxing environment. Throughout my sessions with Chris we examined my past and how it has influenced my current behaviours. During the sessions we explored and changed unhelpful thinking to be more helpful thinking. Now feel I can handle anything that comes my way. My self esteem is the highest it’s ever been and I really feel I am valued as a person. Over the space of just 9 sessions Chris has really helped me change my life for the better. I would definitely recommend Chris, both she and CBT changes lives.
“I initially sought help from Chris having suffered from generalised anxiety and panic attacks. This had become so significant that it was beginning to take a toll on my work and family life and my physical health, not least because I did not know what was happening to me and this was worsening my anxiety. Chris helped me to understand what was happening to me and to identify the symptoms of anxiety. She also helped me to organise my work life more effectively and equipped me with the strategies to, firstly, manage panic attacks when they occur and, secondly, to reframe the negative thoughts that had accumulated to cause the anxiety in the first place. For the first time in over five months I am now confident that I can control my anxiety and that using these tools I will eventually eliminate it entirely. I cannot thank Chris enough for helping through this incredibly difficult time and giving me back control of my life.”
Meeting Chris has honestly been the most life altering moment. I have learnt and put into practice techniques in our sessions that will provide a structure and the perfect guide in how to manage everyday life for years to come. Chris is truly excellent and I would never falter to return for a ‘top up’ in the future. Professional compassionate and empathetic all the way . ” Chris my Guru”.
At the start when I first came to see Chris I felt my worries and anxieties consumed me and I found it very difficult to put things in perspective. After a few sessions and being taught how to overcome my unhelpful thinking with new techniques and thought records. My worries have diminished and don’t seem as big as I once thought or as scary as I once thought – as a result I have noticed how much happier I am in myself.
“Having always suffered with overthinking and a lack of confidence CBT really has helped me to overcome a number of hurdles. Chris is a great listener and has provided me with great techniques to remember self worth and remain positive, the techniques will remain with me forever and I feel much more positive when challenges present themselves”.