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 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 inTestimonial

I went to see Chris because of a dreadful stammer which developed after I entered my 80s, having no previous history of speech problems. Neurological investigations revealed nothing relevant, and speech therapy only scratched the surface; the consensus among variousTestimonial

When  first came for sessions  I was having panick attacks more than once a day but after 3 sessions it's almost stopped now as I only had one in a whole month. I feel more confident about myself due toTestimonial from 14 year old

 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 timeTestimonial

CBT techniques discussed with Chris have really helped me deal with anger issues, which had affected me for ages prior to seeking her support. I can now spot the signs and better control my anger emotions- I'm far more inTestimonial

My Anxiety was spiralling out of control and I felt like my worries and fears were controlling my present and future. I can now rationalise, explore and 'sledgehammer' (a perfect choice of word coined by Chris) negative thoughts. I canTestimonial from Counselling

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 amTestimonial

Thank you so much for all your help . cbt has certainly been a great help to me and it should be on the national curriculum! I know feel much more like “ME” and after just 6 sessions an awfulThank you so much

I found my time at the sessions extremely useful and feel I now have the techniques to cope with everyday situations and my work life. "Onwards and Upwards". I'm looking forward to taking control of my life. Thank you veryTestimonial from Counselling

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 dealTestimonial