Cheltenham Counselling Service

Testimonial

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 various health professionals I had seen suggested that the only alternative cause was anxiety.
I have now had six consultations with Chris, and no, my stammer has not miraculously disappeared, but I believe that she has shown me the way forward. Few people would pick me out as a person with low self-esteem, for in many aspects of my personal and professional life I have been very successful, but low self-esteem is not always apparent to others. My discussions with Chris have led me to understand where my view of myself came from, and I am now in possession of an action plan which, I hope, will enable me to stop undervaluing myself and my achievements. Whether it will cure my stammer I don’t yet know for certain, but what I do know is that I will be a happier and more contented person, and I fully expect that as a result my stammer will disappear.

From my clients

"Having always suffered with overthinking and a lack of confidence CBT really has helped me to overcome a number of hurdles. Chris is a great listener and has provided me with great techniques to remember self worth and remain positive,Testimonial

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

Before coming to see Chris my outlook on myself wasn't good. I didn't realise how clouded my judgement was and how wrong it was. Since coming to see Chris my life has been so much better and I have feltTestimonial

When I came to see Chris I felt worthless and helpless and didn't know what to do. I couldn't see any way out of my depressed state. The process has been easier than ever I thought possible. it's changed myTestimonial from a client who did suffer from Anxiety and Depression

I was depressed and down before I came for CBT treatment. I felt as if nothing could help me or my situation. Not only did CBT help me to cope with current affairs , but it will continue to helpTestimonial 

I was nervous when I started my sessions. I came to control my anger that was based on frustration with my family circumstances. I've learnt how to control how I deal with my children in a positive way. I've learntTestimonial from Counselling

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 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 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