Cheltenham Counselling Service

Testimonial from Counselling

I am writing this testimony as an endorsement of Chris Benfield, I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. A big part of this is to do with my weight I have always been larger framed however I am relatively intelligent and know the good and bad things to be eating. My issue has always been self control and the will power to continue on a healthy eating life style. I was initially referred to a eating disorders clinic, however there scope for CBT is extremely limited and based around a disorder, I have no disorder I had an unhealthy relationship with food, whilst I was keen to explore what CBT could do for me. This is the point I choose to speak to Chris to see if she was able to assist me. Even after our first meeting she offered such great insight into the human mind and how my unhelpful think was effecting my eating. With Chris’s help I was able to set sensible targets and relieve myself of decade’s worth of unhelpful thought processes. Whilst my time with Chris was brief the effects will last a life time. I can highly recommend this therapy to brake the cycles we all find ourselves in.

From my clients

When I booked to do CBT I was unsure if it was the correct course of action to help me with how I was feeling. I contacted Chris and outlined how I was feeling and what the issues were andTestimonial

After only 5 excellent sessions with Chris, my outlook on life, past, present and future has completely changed for the positive. I have a lot more confidence in myself at work and at home! Thank you Chris for teaching me5 excellent sessions

when I first came to my first session I found it very difficult to get out and do things on my own and would end up shying away completely. After my second session I already felt a difference in myself.Testimonial

Suffering from anxiety for over 3 years , being on and off antidepressants, I needed to try something else. CBT therapy was advised to me by a friend and I am so grateful that I have found Chris. She isTestimonial

I was at rock bottom when I started CBT and it was difficult to speak at first but it got easier. I used to not be able to speak about my emotions. Now I have an open clearer mind andTestimonial

Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling helped us both to understand how to deal with our issues and work together. CBT is effective for relationship development.Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling

Having suffered with Anxiety for many years, I decided to give CBT a go. I wasn't sure if it would help as I have tried many other things in the past but even after the first session with Chris ITestimonial

Chris, I would like to thank you for all of your help over the last few months. I was referred to you by a friend who said that you are brilliant and CBT would change my life, she wasn't wrong!Testimonial

 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

Chris is a miracle worker! I came to her with some serious self worth issues and have left a more positive, confident and bubblier person.Chris guided me through some very difficult experiences whilst also teaching me some coping techniques andTestimonial after just 7 sessions