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 went to see Chris when I was at a low point. I was amazed how quickly I got control of my thoughts. It was all down to the techniques that Chris taught me to apply to my everyday life.CBT Testimonial

CBT has been very helpful and effective at reducing fears and anxieties that I have held for a long time and more importantly has given me he self belief that I can tackle them. Chris is a very warm, kindTestimonial

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 came to see Christine after I realised that my depression and anxiety had reached a stage where I was feeling completely numb and isolated from the outside world.  I was extremely anxious about my first session however Christine immediatelyTestimonial

"I initially sought help from Chris having suffered from generalised anxiety and panic attacks. This had become so significant that it was beginning to take a toll on my work and family life and my physical health, not least becauseTestimonial

CBT has freed me from sub-conscious limitations which I didn't realise I had imposed upon myself. I know feel more confident and extremely optimistic about the future.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

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'mTestimonial

 I have really enjoyed our sessions and haven't written off coming back when things are easier. You have helped more in the 3 hours we spent together than you will ever know. For the first time in a long timeTestimonial

" I was recommended CBT by a friend of mine after suffering from low self esteem and anxiety issues following a past situation at work. After many years of counselling I was somewhat sceptical, but knew I needed to giveTestimonial from Counselling