Cheltenham Counselling Service

I have struggled with anxiety all my life, but, in recent years, it has gotten a lot worse. I was feeling constantly anxious and guilty about even the most trivial of things. Seeing Christine has made such a difference. I’m no longer in a perpetual state of anxiety and can rationalise my thoughts and feelings. Christine has helped me to realise that I’m not inherently this way, it’s a product of my experiences, and I don’t need to be defined by my anxieties. The first time I realised that I had subconsciously used Christine’s CBT techniques to deal with a situation that would previously have had me in knots was a real Eureka moment. I can’t recommend Christine highly enough.

From my clients

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 am writing this testimony as an endorsement of Chris Benfield, I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. A big part of this is to do with my weight I have always been larger framed however I am relativelyTestimonial from Counselling

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

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.Testimonial from Counselling

I was nervous when I started my sessions. I came to control my anger that was based on frustration with my family circumstances. I've learnt how to control how I deal with my children in a positive way. I've learntTestimonial from Counselling

Thanks to Chris and her strategies I feel I am now back to my normal, my happy self 😀. The person how I was when I came for my 1st session to the Person I am now after 6 sessions isTestimonial

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

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

Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling helped us both to understand how to deal with our issues and work together. CBT is effective for relationship development.Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling

"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