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

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

I came to Chris as my Anxiety and OCD  had reached a point where I needed help to move on with my life without the constant weight of it on my mind. In just 4 sessions I feel so muchTestimonial from Counselling

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

From the sessions I have learnt.....I have changed how to look at day to day life and how I deal with challenge. I can now recognise a situation, apply evidence to it and put it into perspective. I'm learning  toTestimonial from a student with A level Exam Stress

I came to Chris on a very low ebb- I was angry with everything and everyone. After a short time I became aware of my situations and how to react and manage them without being angry. I have a muchTestimonial

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

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

Thanks to Chris and her strategies I feel I am now back to my normal, my happy self 😀. The person how I was when I came for my 1st session to the Person I am now after 6 sessions isTestimonial

"When I first came to see Chris six weeks back I didn't know I was having traumatic attacks. Now I don't know what traumatic attacks are. I still care about issues, I still care about people, but I see themTestimonial

" 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