Cheltenham Counselling Service

Anxiety

Being Anxious is really no fun at all! It engulfs your life and makes you feel exhausted from going over your problems and your lack of sleep. Through CBT techniques I can teach you how to manage your worries and fears and look at problems in more helpful ways. Many of my clients have suffered from Anxiety and now say CBT changed their life for the better and the future looks good now.
Call on 07768 696524

Or email: cbenfield@hotmail.co.uk

From Clients:

I found my time at the sessions extremely useful and feel now I 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 very much :).

From 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 and struggling to put a sentence together. I was taken to the doctor immediately, who gave me Beta-blockers and a number to ring the Let’s Talk team – all they could offer me was group sessions two months later, the same could be said of Gloucestershire Counselling service, even though I had already paid a £45 fee with the promise of being contacted 48 hours later (this never happened!).

So two weeks later, signed off work and still a total wreck, I looked on the internet and came across Chris’ website – reading her testimonials and seeing her photo was enough for me. I emailed her and got a very quick reply asking if I would like to go the next day – perfect, somebody can help me when I most need help!

I was very nervous going for my first session, but an hour later, came out already on the road to a brighter future! I felt as though Chris totally understood me and my thought process. The things she suggested, made me feel like she could read my mind – she ‘got me’, she understood!

Best of all, Chris was able to teach me how to turn situations around, to challenge them, to find evidence and to think very differently.

After five sessions with Chris, I finally like myself, I have a more positive outlook, I have put some past issues in their right place (wrapped up and tucked away), I have stopped blaming myself for other peoples actions and life in general looks so much better.

I know that I will be using Chris’ techniques whenever I need to for the rest of my life, but now I feel able to do that, one step at a time.

Best of all, after almost 8 weeks away from a job I love, I am returning to work next week!! I feel elated!

I cannot thank Chris enough and know that if I need her in the future, she will be there for me.

From Clients: 

Before I met Chris I was dealing with anxiety attacks daily and low self esteem. Within 5 weeks Chris taught me CBT methods and showed me how to stop having anxiety attacks and to live my happy life and be outgoing again.

From Clients: 

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.

From Clients:

I made contact with Christine when I was at a low ebb. My anxieties were getting the better of me and my sleep patterns were completely erratic. Chris introduced me to CBT in a manner both sympathetic and straightforward. She is not judgemental, listens with great care and enabled me to reflect upon the root of my anxiety and, very importantly, to discover ways of turning my thinking in a far more helpful direction. Over five or six sessions we explored and examined the evidence that led me to make certain judgments, the onus for a solution always being with me: Chris will be very clear, only the individual can resolve his/ her issues, but she (Chris) will teach the strategies and provide the tools that will enable this. I guess, like anyone, I shall continue to experience uncertainty and anxiety from time to time. Thanks to Chris, I now feel much better equipped to deal with this, knowing that, at root, it has been unhelpful thinking that has sometimes taken me down very tortuous paths. I owe Chris a considerable debt. Many,many thanks.

From Clients:

Suffering from anxiety for over 3 years , being on and off antidepressants, I needed to try something else. CBT therapy was advised to me by a friend and I am so grateful that I have found Chris. She is a wonderful person and a great therapist. Chris has helped me to understand my current situation and where my anxiety comes from. I can now recognise and deal with unhelpfull thinking . As a result I am far calmer now, happier and a more confident person. I can not recommend CBT with Chris highly enough. You have to try it. It honestly works !

From Clients:

Chris has been such a big help with these CBT sessions. I am a completely different person now in comparison to when I first started. I suffer with anxieties and low self esteem and in just 7 sessions with Chris I feel I can now combat these thoughts and I am able to deal with them. Chris gave me certain coping mechanisms which really did help. I have turned a corner and feel so much more positive about life and more optimistic for the future. I am in control. Thank you for everything Chris.

From Clients:

When I first came to see Christine I was so full of Anxiety and scared and always worrying. Basically I continued to beat myself up. Putting myself down before other people did! This was incorrect and all the time I was telling myself it was me. After 4 sessions I feel so settled. No more panic attacks worrying. I like myself it feels good.

I can breathe and live my life to the full. Christine has helped me to understand how smart I am. The best thing I ever did was CBT. I wish I had come sooner to see Christine. Thank you so much.

From Clients:

I made contact with Christine when I was at a low ebb. My anxieties were getting the better of me and my sleep patterns were completely erratic. Chris introduced me to CBT in a manner both sympathetic and straightforward. She is not judgemental, listens with great care and enabled me to reflect upon the root of my anxiety and, very importantly, to discover ways of turning my thinking in a far more helpful direction. Over five or six sessions we explored and examined the evidence that led me to make certain judgments, the onus for a solution always being with me: Chris will be very clear, only the individual can resolve his/ her issues, but she (Chris) will teach the strategies and provide the tools that will enable this. I guess, like anyone, I shall continue to experience uncertainty and anxiety from time to time. Thanks to Chris, I now feel much better equipped to deal with this, knowing that, at root, it has been unhelpful thinking that has sometimes taken me down very tortuous paths. I owe Chris a considerable debt. Many,many thanks.

 

From my clients

I came to seek CBT to help me deal with the pressures of work life and to teach me a balance between home and work. Since I've got to grips with more positive thinking. I can sleep better.  I canTestimonial from Counselling

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

Suffering from anxiety for over 3 years , being on and off antidepressants, I needed to try something else. CBT therapy was advised to me by a friend and I am so grateful that I have found Chris. She isTestimonial

"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 themTestimonial

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.Testimonial

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

At the start when I first came to see Chris  I felt my worries and anxieties consumed me and I found it very difficult to put things in perspective. After a few sessions and being taught how to overcome myTestimonial

My anger was out of control and I would flip easy. Now I just let it go and run ahead . I've learnt I can deal with things without losing my rag. It's good to get enough anger out ofTestimonial from Counselling

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

I came to Chris at a very low point in my life feeling worthless and scared. My Anxiety and Depression was taking over my world.To have Chris explore my past made me realise where all my fears stemmed from andTestimonial from Counselling