Cheltenham Counselling Service

Testimonial

“I initially sought help from Chris having suffered from generalised anxiety and panic attacks. This had become so significant that it was beginning to take a toll on my work and family life and my physical health, not least because I did not know what was happening to me and this was worsening my anxiety. Chris helped me to understand what was happening to me and to identify the symptoms of anxiety. She also helped me to organise my work life more effectively and equipped me with the strategies to, firstly, manage panic attacks when they occur and, secondly, to reframe the negative thoughts that had accumulated to cause the anxiety in the first place. For the first time in over five months I am now confident that I can control my anxiety and that using these tools I will eventually eliminate it entirely. I cannot thank Chris enough for helping through this incredibly difficult time and giving me back control of my life.”

From my clients

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

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

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

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 have struggled with anxiety all my life, but, in recent years, it has gotten a lot worse. I was feeling constantly anxious and guilty about even the most trivial of things. Seeing Christine has made such a difference. I'm no longer in a perpetual state of anxiety and can rationalise my thoughts and feelings. Christine has helped me to realise that I'm not inherently this way, it's a product of my experiences, and I don't need to be defined by my anxieties. The first time I realised that I had subconsciously used Christine's CBT techniques to deal with a situation that would previously have had me in knots was a real Eureka moment. I can't recommend Christine highly enough.

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

I made contact with Christine when I was at a low ebb. My anxieties were getting the better of me and my sleep patterns were completely erratic. Chris introduced me to CBT in a manner both sympathetic and straightforward. SheTestimonial from Counselling

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

Thank you so much for all your help . cbt has certainly been a great help to me and it should be on the national curriculum! I know feel much more like “ME” and after just 6 sessions an awfulThank you so much

CBT is not something I would have thought would have been helpful. I was desperate so wanted to try anything. Chris has helped me by what she has taught me and now I can use it everyday. IT REALLY HELPS!Testimonial from a young male