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 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 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

I had suffered with Anxiety and Depression and felt nothing would help ( except for anti depressants). On my first session with Chris she said I might need 5/6 sessions and this would change my thinking and my life andTestimonial

My anger was out of control and I would flip easy. Now I just let it go and run ahead . I've learnt I can deal with things without losing my rag. It's good to get enough anger out ofTestimonial from Counselling

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 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

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

Before coming to see Chris my outlook on myself wasn't good. I didn't realise how clouded my judgement was and how wrong it was. Since coming to see Chris my life has been so much better and I have feltTestimonial

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