Cheltenham Counselling Service


I was in a dreadful way when I first found Christine. I felt responsible for everything and everyone, I felt invisible, and the toll that had taken on me had left me with no self-esteem and anxiety. Christine helped me realise that I have rights as well as others. I have started to look at people in a different way and recognise that their issues are just that, theirs. I can say ‘no’ without feeling guilty and I am beginning to rebuild my life. I have become a much stronger, happier person who is looking forward and not back. I am so glad I took the leap that day and had my first appointment. Thank you for everything.

From my clients

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

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

Losing my mum in 2012 was hard after a 9 year battle with cancer, but then losing my brother fourteen months later in 2013 to the same horrible disease, was beyond comprehension. I knew I would need help to copeTestimonial

"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

Chris helped me loads because I was being bullied and now it's stopped. If it happens again I would know what to do. I liked going to sessions because it's helped me loads.Testimonial from a child

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 first came to my first session I found it very difficult to get out and do things on my own and would end up shying away completely. After my second session I already felt a difference in myself.Testimonial

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 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

I have been struggling to cope with bereavement and the negative thinking associated with it. Chris helped me explore these thoughts, using CBT and to rationalise them. Confidentiality was important to me, and Chris was able to build rapport quickly,Testimonial from Counselling