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

I can't believe how much CBT has changed my thinking, I was always over thinking things and feeling stressed in social situations. I am using what Chris has taught me and now when anything comes up that before would haveTestimonial from Counselling

My life was increasingly being dominated by anxiety and negative thoughts that were stopping me from living the life I wanted. By chance I read an article on Low Self Esteem and recognised all of the symptoms that I was feeling. The articleTestimonial

Before coming to see Chris I felt I had nothing to look forward to in life. I felt an impending sense of doom no matter what I was doing and I found even the smallest of issues hard to dealTestimonial

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

I found my time at the sessions extremely useful and feel I now have the techniques to cope with everyday situations and my work life. "Onwards and Upwards". I'm looking forward to taking control of my life. Thank you veryTestimonial from Counselling

I have found the sessions invaluable as they have really helped with my anxiety and catastrophic thinking. They have made me realise I'm strong and I can cope. I have also realised I need to look after myself and notMy CBT with Chris

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 found Chris on her website where I read a testimonial about a client who felt a lot better after 3/4 sessions,  so I thought I would give it a try. Chris is so easy to talk to and hasTestimonial from Counselling

My Anxiety was spiralling out of control and I felt like my worries and fears were controlling my present and future. I can now rationalise, explore and 'sledgehammer' (a perfect choice of word coined by Chris) negative thoughts. I canTestimonial from Counselling

I was quite down when I first went to see Chris having had issues with low self-esteem and anxiety for many years. I had always found it incredibly difficult to socialise and meet new people, and especially talking to clientsTestimonial