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

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

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 beTestimonial 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

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 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 the sessions I have learnt.....I have changed how to look at day to day life and how I deal with challenge. I can now recognise a situation, apply evidence to it and put it into perspective. I'm learning  toTestimonial from a student with A level Exam Stress

Testimonial...When I fist started I was a withdrawn individual who had great difficulty opening up to anyone. After a couple of months visible changes had started in my everyday life; I was engaging with people around me and had evenWhat CBT has done for me

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

"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

Terribly Anxious, visited Chris and found a great teacher.Learnt how to deal with my feelings. Instead of my life being controlled I know control myself.Testimonial