Cheltenham Counselling Service

Testimonial from Counselling

I made contact with Christine when I was at a low ebb. My anxieties were getting the better of me and my sleep patterns were completely erratic. Chris introduced me to CBT in a manner both sympathetic and straightforward. She is not judgemental, listens with great care and enabled me to reflect upon the root of my anxiety and, very importantly, to discover ways of turning my thinking in a far more helpful direction. Over five or six sessions we explored and examined the evidence that led me to make certain judgments, the onus for a solution always being with me: Chris will be very clear, only the individual can resolve his/ her issues, but she (Chris) will teach the strategies and provide the tools that will enable this. I guess, like anyone, I shall continue to experience uncertainty and anxiety from time to time. Thanks to Chris, I now feel much better equipped to deal with this, knowing that, at root, it has been unhelpful thinking that has sometimes taken me down very tortuous paths. I owe Chris a considerable debt. Many,many thanks.

From my clients

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

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

Around April 17 I had a massive event where I was totally overwhelmed by my anxiety. I had just completed my first year of university and I was going through a particularly  nasty breakup. I had attempted to seek helpTestimonial

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

I wish I’d found someone like Chris to talk to years ago! I was really scared sending her the first email, but I’d reached a point where I just wanted to stop thinking the way I thought. I was tired ofDont be scared

When  first came for sessions  I was having panick attacks more than once a day but after 3 sessions it's almost stopped now as I only had one in a whole month. I feel more confident about myself due toTestimonial from 14 year old

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

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

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