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 believe I have suffered Anxiety/depression for most of my 54 years. A lot of challenges in life that I felt I had dealt with, seemed to surface almost 8 weeks ago. I was scared, bewildered, confused, shaking, crying andTestimonial from Counselling

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 feltTestimonial

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 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 notMy CBT with Chris

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

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

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!Testimonial

After only 5 excellent sessions with Chris, my outlook on life, past, present and future has completely changed for the positive. I have a lot more confidence in myself at work and at home! Thank you Chris for teaching me5 excellent sessions

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 myTestimonial from a client who did suffer from Anxiety and Depression

"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