Cheltenham Counselling Service

Insomnia . Trouble Sleeping

The most common symptoms of insomnia are:
difficulty falling asleep
waking up during the night
waking up early in the morning
feeling irritable and tired and finding it difficult to function during the day.

You should keep a sleep diary for a minimum of two weeks, recording information such as:
the time you go bed
how long it takes you to get to sleep
the number of times you wake up in the night
what time it is when you wake up
episodes of daytime tiredness and naps
what time you eat meals, consume alcohol, take exercise and when you are stressed.

CBT can help you explore how unhelpful thinking can be managed and how to improve your situation.

Call: Chris on 07768 696524 to arrange an initial assessment

From my 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 ChrisTestimonial

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

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

How I was... I couldn't think straight. I wasn't coping or dealing with anything. Over the last few years I have had some very traumatic life changing experiences. I GOT VERY DEPRESSED!...... My family and I had experience of CBT andTestimonial

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

I have felt that CBT and coming here has helped me so much. I don't know what I would have done without all this help and support. It has opened up my eyes and made me believe I amTestimonial

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 life had gradually become controlled by anxiety and irrational fears that stopped me doing everyday things and left me feeling like a failure. Chris provided practical and simple to understand techniques that really work, giving me the skills toTestimonial

----------- Coming to these sessions has helped me to accept that despite issues in the past they can be dealt with. To not be consumed into negative thinking. Allowing me to feel positive and dealing with building on a calmer andTestimonial

I was depressed and down before I came for CBT treatment. I felt as if nothing could help me or my situation. Not only did CBT help me to cope with current affairs , but it will continue to helpTestimonial