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

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

Chris has been fantastic. I'm really strong now and I never thought I'd feel like this. I have coping strategies to deal with situations now that I didn't have before.Testimonial from Counselling

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

My Anxiety was spiralling out of control and I felt like my worries and fears were controlling my present and future. I can now rationalise, explore and 'sledgehammer' (a perfect choice of word coined by Chris) negative thoughts. I canTestimonial from Counselling

Suffering from anxiety for over 3 years , being on and off antidepressants, I needed to try something else. CBT therapy was advised to me by a friend and I am so grateful that I have found Chris. She isTestimonial

Chris, I would like to thank you for all of your help over the last few months. I was referred to you by a friend who said that you are brilliant and CBT would change my life, she wasn't wrong!Testimonial

I found these sessions very helpful to reduce my Anxiety to what it really is. I have  found the sessions quick to pick up and all of them revolve around changing the way I was thinking. Using these techniques hasTestimonial from young person

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

Chris helped me loads because I was being bullied and now it's stopped. If it happens again I would know what to do. I liked going to sessions because it's helped me loads.Testimonial from a child

I went to see Chris when I was at a low point. I was amazed how quickly I got control of my thoughts. It was all down to the techniques that Chris taught me to apply to my everyday life.CBT Testimonial