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

How I was... I couldn't think straight. I wasn't coping or dealing with anything. Over the last few years I have had some very traumatic life changing experiences. I GOT VERY DEPRESSED!...... My family and I had experience of CBT andTestimonial

CBT has been very helpful and effective at reducing fears and anxieties that I have held for a long time and more importantly has given me he self belief that I can tackle them. Chris is a very warm, kindTestimonial

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

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

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

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

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

Chris has been such a big help with these CBT sessions. I am a completely different person now in comparison to when I first started. I suffer with anxieties and low self esteem and in just 7 sessions with ChrisTestimonial

Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling helped us both to understand how to deal with our issues and work together. CBT is effective for relationship development.Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling

At the start when I first came to see Chris  I felt my worries and anxieties consumed me and I found it very difficult to put things in perspective. After a few sessions and being taught how to overcome myTestimonial