Cheltenham Counselling Service

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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

Fantastic listener, a great opportunity to explore my thoughts and feelings. Chris has enabled me to become more confident and deal with everyday situations.thank you for opening up areas for me to work on. I have become a stronger personTestimonial from Counselling

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

Working for myself and suffering from overthinking was becoming a really dangerous combination for me. After a particularly stressful time I thought I would seek help in learning to get hold of my overwhelming sense of worry so went toTestimonial

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

CBT techniques discussed with Chris have really helped me deal with anger issues, which had affected me for ages prior to seeking her support. I can now spot the signs and better control my anger emotions- I'm far more inTestimonial

I went to see Chris because of a dreadful stammer which developed after I entered my 80s, having no previous history of speech problems. Neurological investigations revealed nothing relevant, and speech therapy only scratched the surface; the consensus among variousTestimonial

" 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

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 learnt a new outlook on life. I feel far more relaxed about life's challenges and I feel I can deal with many things positively. I generally feel happier and positive about the future.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. SheTestimonial from Counselling