I was a nervous wreck before seeing Chris, unable to find motivation and terrified of any social event or new situation. I’m impressed with how much I’ve improved and feel much more hopeful about the future in just 6 sessions.
2 months ago I was suffering from Anxiety and didn’t think I could cope with it anymore. After 6 sessions here of CBT I have turned a corner and I feel like the person I wanted to be. The difference that 6 sessions of CBT has made to me is massive. I would recommend CBT to anybody with Anxiety. Coming to receive help early on, from a bloke’s point of view is the best thing to do.
Chris, I would like to thank you for all of your help over the last few months. I was referred to you by a friend who said that you are brilliant and CBT would change my life, she wasn’t wrong! Your incredible patience and non judgemental nature enabled us to work through the events that have affected me in the past and to look at them in a different way, I now know that these things were not my fault. The timeline and ‘hot thought’ exercises were especially effective.
CBT has enabled me to become more confident and be more positive about life in general.
I will no doubt be in touch for further sessions as and when I need it.
I would highly recommend Chris for anyone thinking of CBT.
I came to Chris on a very low ebb- I was angry with everything and everyone. After a short time I became aware of my situations and how to react and manage them without being angry. I have a much more positive outlook on life.
I have felt that CBT and coming here has helped me so much. I don’t know what I would have done without all this help and support. It has opened up my eyes and made me believe I am a strong person who can deal with anything. A while ago I believed that there was no hope for me and Chris has truly helped me to see and believe that I am a strong, confident, beautiful person that deserves the best. I will forever appreciate all the help CBT and Chris has given me.
“When I first came to see Chris six weeks back I didn’t know I was having traumatic attacks. Now I don’t know what traumatic attacks are. I still care about issues, I still care about people, but I see them differently. When things don’t run to plan A instead of feeling annoyed or rejected, I simply accept that people are different. They have their own wants and issues. Accepting people for what they are, not for what I want them to be, changes the way people respond to me. Behave negatively and what do you get. Behave positively, and it comes back to you. It’s brought fun, recognition from those important to me, and opportunities from those that don’t. After just six weeks I can point to real examples of positive behavioural differences, and I’m looking forward to continuing down this path of self exploration.
And trust me, you can’t get that from a textbook.”
Before coming to see Chris my outlook on myself wasn’t good. I didn’t realise how clouded my judgement was and how wrong it was. Since coming to see Chris my life has been so much better and I have felt a lot more content and happy within myself and my family. CBT had helped change the way I view life, myself and others and I am so grateful for this and will continue to use CBT throughout my life.
Chris has helped me more than I thought possible and for that I am so grateful to her.
I have found the sessions invaluable as they have really helped with my anxiety and catastrophic thinking. They have made me realise I’m strong and I can cope. I have also realised I need to look after myself and not absorb others issues as they need to help themselves. I’m now looking at things far more rationally and looking at facts rather than looking at things emotionally which has helped my quality of life immensely.
I decided I needed to make changes to myself and to find a way of stopping my relationship with my 9 year old son deteriorating further and before the damage was too deep. After speaking to a few councillors I decided that Chris was the right person to help me. As it turned out, the relationship with my son was only one element of the things in my world that were hindered by my own negative thinking. Areas that included my marriage, work and how previous relationships and experiences had effected the way I not only dealt with things but how I looked at myself as a mother, wife, friend and professional. With Chris’s help I have been able to change the way I think about things and how I manage situations so they are no longer destructive. I feel a great weight has been lifted and look forward to my future as a mother, wife, friend and professional. I know that whenever I need her, I can call and the knowledge of having her there is a great help.
Chris is a miracle worker! I came to her with some serious self worth issues and have left a more positive, confident and bubblier person.Chris guided me through some very difficult experiences whilst also teaching me some coping techniques and thought processes. I have learnt such a lot and can honestly say I am a better person and much nicer to be around. Thank you!
Coming to these sessions has helped me to accept that despite issues in the past they can be dealt with. To not be consumed into negative thinking. Allowing me to feel positive and dealing with building on a calmer and more rewarding future.
CBT has enabled release of some of the pressure- like being in a pressure cooker- relieving that pressure and taking time to look at things more realistically.
Testimonial…When I fist started I was a withdrawn individual who had great difficulty opening up to anyone. After a couple of months visible changes had started in my everyday life; I was engaging with people around me and had even been able to finally get into work. I would never had gotten through this year without the aid and support Chris gave me during this time. I hope not to need to but know from now on Chris is there if I need her.
Losing my mum in 2012 was hard after a 9 year battle with cancer, but then losing my brother fourteen months later in 2013 to the same horrible disease, was beyond comprehension. I knew I would need help to cope mentally, as I was my brothers main carer. I knew about CBT and had done a course back in the 1990’s. Finding Chris was a God send. Not only has she helped me through one of the worst times of my life, she has also given me some very great tools to deal with the day to day issues, relationships and life, both past and present, which are invaluable. As much as I had done CBT before, this course really has been life changing. Learning CBT is one thing, but Chris showed me just how much it can help me in every areas of my life.
When I came to see Chris I felt worthless and helpless and didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t see any way out of my depressed state. The process has been easier than ever I thought possible. it’s changed my perception of life and myself. I can now move on and look forward to a happier future now. I’m a happier me and can use CBt to help myself. I have Chris to thank and would highly recommend to anyone who feels the same as I used to.
I went to see Chris when I was at a low point. I was amazed how quickly I got control of my thoughts. It was all down to the techniques that Chris taught me to apply to my everyday life. In a matter of a few weeks, I had learnt a huge amount about myself and how to deal with stressful and emotionally complex situations.Thanks to the compassionate counselling, I was able to make real changes to my life and I am now really looking forward to everyday.