Cheltenham Counselling Service

Testimonial from Counselling

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 and struggling to put a sentence together. I was taken to the doctor immediately, who gave me Beta-blockers and a number to ring the Let’s Talk team – all they could offer me was group sessions two months later, the same could be said of Gloucestershire Counselling service, even though I had already paid a £45 fee with the promise of being contacted 48 hours later (this never happened!).
So two weeks later, signed off work and still a total wreck, I looked on the internet and came across Chris’ website – reading her testimonials and seeing her photo was enough for me. I emailed her and got a very quick reply asking if I would like to go the next day – perfect, somebody can help me when I most need help!

I was very nervous going for my first session, but an hour later, came out already on the road to a brighter future! I felt as though Chris totally understood me and my thought process. The things she suggested, made me feel like she could read my mind – she ‘got me’, she understood!

Best of all, Chris was able to teach me how to turn situations around, to challenge them, to find evidence and to think very differently.

After five sessions with Chris, I finally like myself, I have a more positive outlook, I have put some past issues in their right place (wrapped up and tucked away), I have stopped blaming myself for other peoples actions and life in general looks so much better.

I know that I will be using Chris’ techniques whenever I need to for the rest of my life, but now I feel able to do that, one step at a time.

Best of all, after almost 8 weeks away from a job I love, I am returning to work next week!! I feel elated!

I cannot thank Chris enough and know that if I need her in the future, she will be there for me.

From my clients

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

" 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

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

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

"I initially sought help from Chris having suffered from generalised anxiety and panic attacks. This had become so significant that it was beginning to take a toll on my work and family life and my physical health, not least becauseTestimonial

2 months ago I was suffering from Anxiety and didn't think I could cope with it anymore. After 6 sessions here of CBT I have turned a corner and I feel like the person I wanted to be. The differenceTestimonial

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

Losing my mum in 2012 was hard after a 9 year battle with cancer, but then losing my brother fourteen months later in 2013 to the same horrible disease, was beyond comprehension. I knew I would need help to copeTestimonial

Meeting Chris has honestly been the most life altering moment. I have learnt and put into practice techniques in our sessions that will provide a structure and the perfect guide in how  to manage everyday life for years to come.Testimonial

Testimonial...When I fist started I was a withdrawn individual who had great difficulty opening up to anyone. After a couple of months visible changes had started in my everyday life; I was engaging with people around me and had evenWhat CBT has done for me