Cheltenham Counselling Service

Testimonial from Counselling

When I first met Chris I was feeling very low, I was definitely depressed and felt I had very little to look forward to. During the course of our sessions Chris enabled me to see myself in a different way. She helped me to look at my skills, my knowledge and my abilities.

My self esteem was at an all time low but through gentle coaxing we were able to explore where these feelings came from and how I could build on a more positive picture of myself. With Chris’s help I have been able to start feeling motivated and recognise my skills and my worth.

I feel I have benefitted a great deal from our sessions going from a place of feeling I had nothing to look forward to; to now looking forward to the summer and all the things I will be doing. Thank you Chris.

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

I came to see Christine after I realised that my depression and anxiety had reached a stage where I was feeling completely numb and isolated from the outside world.  I was extremely anxious about my first session however Christine immediatelyTestimonial

----------- Coming to these sessions has helped me to accept that despite issues in the past they can be dealt with. To not be consumed into negative thinking. Allowing me to feel positive and dealing with building on a calmer andTestimonial

I believe I have suffered Anxiety/depression for most of my 54 years. A lot of challenges in life that I felt I had dealt with, seemed to surface almost 8 weeks ago. I was scared, bewildered, confused, shaking, crying andTestimonial 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 relativelyTestimonial from Counselling

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

I asked for help at a point when the problems I was experiencing became overwhelming and were affecting sleep and my ability to see my way through.  After one session I felt back in control and following several further visitsTestimonial

Coming to these sessions has helped me to accept that despite issues in the past they can be dealt with. To not be consumed into negative thinking. Allowing me to feel positive and dealing with building on a calmer andTestimonial

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

My life had gradually become controlled by anxiety and irrational fears that stopped me doing everyday things and left me feeling like a failure. Chris provided practical and simple to understand techniques that really work, giving me the skills toTestimonial