Cheltenham Counselling Service

Chris Benfield CBT Counsellor

CRB cleared
I believe in valuing each and every one of my clients. My own strong ethical values ensure confidentiality for clients and I use The Ethical Frameworks of The BACP/BABCP as guidelines. I am not a member.

Qualifications:

  • BEd Hons (Primary Teacher)
  • Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Schema Focus Therapy
  • Certificate in Supervision

Training Institutes:

  • DeMontfort University
  • RFDC College
  • University of Gloucestershire

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Email: cbenfield@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 07768 696524

I provide counselling to clients across the county including ..

  • Cheltenham
  • Bishops Cleeve
  • Tewkesbury
  • Gloucestershire
  • Worcestershire
  • Evesham
  • Broadway
  • Oxfordshire

 

Counselling in Cheltenham

CBT Can help with a wide range of problems including….

Stress, Depression, Self Image, Exam/Presentation Stress, OCD, Post Traumatic Stress, Bereavement and Loss, Anxiety, Weight loss, Young People & Children, Couple Counselling, Work Stress, Family Stress, Anger Management, all benefit from coming to Counselling in Cheltenham.

CBT counselling is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You’re shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.

From my clients

I wish I’d found someone like Chris to talk to years ago! I was really scared sending her the first email, but I’d reached a point where I just wanted to stop thinking the way I thought. I was tired ofDont be scared

Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling helped us both to understand how to deal with our issues and work together. CBT is effective for relationship development.Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling

My life was increasingly being dominated by anxiety and negative thoughts that were stopping me from living the life I wanted. By chance I read an article on Low Self Esteem and recognised all of the symptoms that I was feeling. The articleTestimonial

I have been struggling to cope with bereavement and the negative thinking associated with it. Chris helped me explore these thoughts, using CBT and to rationalise them. Confidentiality was important to me, and Chris was able to build rapport quickly,Testimonial from Counselling

----------- 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 andTestimonial

From the sessions I have learnt.....I have changed how to look at day to day life and how I deal with challenge. I can now recognise a situation, apply evidence to it and put it into perspective. I'm learning  toTestimonial from a student with A level Exam Stress

I came to Chris as my Anxiety and OCD  had reached a point where I needed help to move on with my life without the constant weight of it on my mind. In just 4 sessions I feel so muchTestimonial from Counselling

I found these sessions very helpful to reduce my Anxiety to what it really is. I have  found the sessions quick to pick up and all of them revolve around changing the way I was thinking. Using these techniques hasTestimonial from young person

"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,Testimonial

Chris has been fantastic. I'm really strong now and I never thought I'd feel like this. I have coping strategies to deal with situations now that I didn't have before.Testimonial from Counselling