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

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

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

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

"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 have felt that CBT and coming here has helped me so much. I don't know what I would have done without all this help and support. It has opened up my eyes and made me believe I amTestimonial

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

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

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

In just three sessions I went from having crippling anxiety about exams to feeling like they are much more manageable and something that I can deal with. It has been massively helpful!Testimimonial from Uni student

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