I have found my sessions very positive and thought provoking. The sessions have helped me to understand myself better.
Chris is very kind and patient giving good advice at all times and let’s me talk through things at my own pace. I am now in a better place.
Before seeing Chris I thought I would never feel myself again. I was wrong. Chris has helped me view my thoughts more clearly and in a much more helpful way. Thought records have particularly helped me unpick my unhelpful thinking, reducing my anxiety and therefore allowing me to move on with my life. I am in a better place now and I will continue to use CBT strategies to help me deal with unhelpful thoughts that arise in the future.
I highly recommend Chris and her CBT. I think CBT is amazing and makes you think in a whole different way. It should be taught to everyone! Thank you Chris for everything- you have helped me so much. You have been so welcoming and understanding.
Before I came…
*worried about lots of thing
*thought of worse case all the time
*felt guilty for feeling a certain way
Now after CBT…
*seem to have a lot more enjoyment, seem far happier.
*when something happens I can think it through and then I don’t worry so much.
Counselling for children/young people between the ages of 9 and 17.
The young person needs to want to engage
“Having spent a successful year with a counsellor, I thought I was all good to go and not look back. In fact I wasn’t quite right and thought I’d look into CBT. I contacted Chris and it was the best decision I made. After seven sessions I gained a wealth of knowledge and mindful techniques, it was a breath of fresh air. Her friendly positive attitude really helps you think about those silly things that get into your head and she teaches you how to deal with any problems that may arise. I can highly recommend Chris for CBT, she knows her stuff and makes you feel very relaxed during the sessions and most importantly of all, she doesn’t judge! I have and will be recommending Chris to others as she helped me get back on track.”
I was feeling at an all time low when I came to my first session, admittedly with a lot of doubts with preconceptions and notions of what to expect. After just four sessions, however, I can honestly say I am feeling a huge improvement. This is thanks to the techniques Chris has shown me and her kind, attentive manner. I am really glad I gave CBT a try as its helped immeasurably.
Completely changed my way of thinking and got me out of the worst place I’ve been, a really bad time. Its a really relaxed and easy environment with Chris to talk about your feelings, she made me feel welcome. CBT has put me on track to know what to do. In just 4 sessions I’ve made really good changes.
I decided to see Chris to address my issues with low mood, low self-esteem and anxiety. Chris was friendly and made me feel at ease when I arrived for a session. She was kind but she also challenged my thinking, which I really needed. I didn’t need the ‘soft’ approach, I needed a structured and direct way forward, and Chris was able to blend the two. She helped me to be more honest with myself about unhelpful thoughts and patterns of negative thinking. I would not hesitate to see Chris again if needed in the future. Many thanks again Chris 🙂
I cannot stress enough how important my sessions with Chris have been. Every hour I have spent with her has profoundly changed both my poor perception of myself and my ability to see things clearly. I am able to look back on past ‘mistakes’ and see them as I should have been able to at the time. I can look forward now with positivity. I have self worth. If your reading this you are already on the path to ‘Getting Better’. Chris will be able to help you.
When I first started with Chris I had low self esteem and was lacking confidence in myself. I couldn’t deal with any stressful situations without getting into a panic. I have learnt to think about why I am feeling a certain way and change that just by altering the way I view the situation. CBT has helped me so much in such a short time. I’ve done things I didn’t think I could.
I sought help because I was feeling anxious all the time. I felt overwhelmed and as a result I was less productive, which further fuelled my anxiety. Simply just meeting with Chris and starting to talk about it all helped, but learning about how my thinking patterns and unhelpful thoughts has really made a difference. I feel I have a way to think about my thoughts and expectations in a much more helpful way. Even within a few sessions I feel more relaxed, just because I know how to manage how Im feeling. Thank you Chris
When I first started CBT I was having some panick attacks . I found it hard not to overthink in many social situations and found I was was easily agitated or nervous. I also had a very bad image of myself which I still need to work on now. I have not had any recent panick attacks and by using more helpful thinking I find it easier to deal with social situations. Using thought records has helped me to tackle some of my unhelpful thinking which I believe has improved my anxiety.
I went to see Chris as I believed I had really bad anger issues, mostly because other people told me I did. I looked online to research the best way to crack my anger once and for all and CBT come up. I looked into local CBT and came across Chris. I read her testimonials and she seemed to be someone I was looking for who could help me be relaxed and speak freely. as soon as I had my first session I knew that it wasn’t your typical crying to a councillor talking about your issues, it was completely different, more relax, more of a conversation between me and Chris and working out plans of how to crack all of the things that were making me the way I was.
The first session with Chris was a huge eye opener as she said I suffered with anxiety. I had in the past thought attention seekers on social media only doubt with anxiety but when Chris explained what it was and how I suffered with it I knew straight away that she was right and I had it quite bad.
I discovered upon sessions with Chris that my anxiety had lead me to extreme worry which made me put barriers up and once barriers were broken with people closest to me the anger came out. I discovered the route cause of this worry and anger and we together looked at ways of coping and talking my way out of none existing situations that I made up in my head. We also looked at ways of saying no to people and to not feel guilt about situations that can’t be avoided and not feeling responsible for everyone and everything.
Chris has helped me feel better about myself, I have not had a temper rage since my 6 sessions have ended and I feel a lot calmer and completely in control of my emotions. Whenever I think something bad in my head is going to happen I can talk myself out of it really well and be able to control my emotions.
Everyone has seen the difference in me and I would 100% recommended Chris and her CBT to absolutely anyone. I think everyone needs a bit of brain retrain!
When I booked to do CBT I was unsure if it was the correct course of action to help me with how I was feeling. I contacted Chris and outlined how I was feeling and what the issues were and she got back to me very quickly that CBT could help with my issues so I booked in an assessment.
I was essentially feeling very down with myself and felt unable to deal with things I had been previously able to. Over the course of 4 to 5 sessions we unpicked how I was feeling and the causes of it, and I learnt a different way of thinking and strategies to deal with my thoughts and emotions.
“After just 2 months of having CBT, I feel like I have gained a lot more confidence in myself and as a result have adopted a healthier outlook on life. I am much more equipped to deal with things that used to worry me thanks to the techniques and coping strategies I have learnt throughout the course of CBT. It has offered me practical ways of spotting, challenging and – importantly – changing my biased way of thinking. I know what I have learnt will continue to be an essential aid in my life going forward, so I owe a big thank you to Chris.