Cheltenham Counselling Service

Testimonial

Around April 17 I had a massive event where I was totally overwhelmed by my anxiety. I had just completed my first year of university and I was going through a particularly  nasty breakup. I had attempted to seek help through the NHS for CBT but it was not available. A close family member knew how important it was for me to receive CBT which is when we found Chris. I was nervous before my first session as I hadn’t had the best experience with ‘talking therapy’ so I was curious to see what CBT was like. On meeting Chris I immediately felt at ease as she was very friendly and welcoming. The place in which my session was held was a calm and relaxing environment. Throughout my sessions with Chris we examined my past and how it has influenced my current behaviours. During the sessions we explored  and changed unhelpful thinking to be more helpful thinking.  Now feel I can handle anything that comes my way. My self esteem is the highest it’s ever been and I really feel I am valued as a person. Over the space of just 9 sessions Chris has really helped me change my life for the better. I would definitely recommend Chris, both she and CBT changes lives.

From my clients

I came to see Chris for help with panic and anxiety. She has helped me over just 4 sessions by teaching me ways to manage my anxiety over work and feel in more control.Testimonial

When  first came for sessions  I was having panick attacks more than once a day but after 3 sessions it's almost stopped now as I only had one in a whole month. I feel more confident about myself due toTestimonial from 14 year old

Around April 17 I had a massive event where I was totally overwhelmed by my anxiety. I had just completed my first year of university and I was going through a particularly  nasty breakup. I had attempted to seek helpTestimonial

I wish I’d found someone like Chris to talk to years ago! I was really scared sending her the first email, but I’d reached a point where I just wanted to stop thinking the way I thought. I was tired ofDont be scared

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

Chris is a miracle worker! I came to her with some serious self worth issues and have left a more positive, confident and bubblier person.Chris guided me through some very difficult experiences whilst also teaching me some coping techniques andTestimonial after just 7 sessions

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

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

My experience with CBT has helped me develop many skills to overcome my problems. I've learnt how to deal with stress in school and stress with others. Before I learnt to use CBT I didn't understand how to control myTestimonial from young person

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