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 had suffered with Anxiety and Depression and felt nothing would help ( except for anti depressants). On my first session with Chris she said I might need 5/6 sessions and this would change my thinking and my life andTestimonial

I asked for help at a point when the problems I was experiencing became overwhelming and were affecting sleep and my ability to see my way through.  After one session I felt back in control and following several further visitsTestimonial

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

I run a small business in Gloucestershire after several years of staff problems I became quite anxious possibly even depressed, have been to the doctors several times and got prescribed tablets which did not seem to work, my wife then Testimonial

CBT has been very helpful and effective at reducing fears and anxieties that I have held for a long time and more importantly has given me he self belief that I can tackle them. Chris is a very warm, kindTestimonial

I came to see Christine after I realised that my depression and anxiety had reached a stage where I was feeling completely numb and isolated from the outside world.  I was extremely anxious about my first session however Christine immediatelyTestimonial

I have learnt a new outlook on life. I feel far more relaxed about life's challenges and I feel I can deal with many things positively. I generally feel happier and positive about the future.Testimonial from Counselling

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 ITestimonial

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 muchTestimonial

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 ITestimonial