Cheltenham Counselling Service

Testimonial

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 I decided that Chris was the right person to help me. As it turned out, the relationship with my son was only one element of the things in my world that were hindered by my own negative thinking. Areas that included my marriage, work and how previous relationships and experiences had effected the way I not only dealt with things but how I looked at myself as a mother, wife, friend and professional. With Chris’s help I have been able to change the way I think about things and how I manage situations so they are no longer destructive. I feel a great weight has been lifted and look forward to my future as a mother, wife, friend and professional. I know that whenever I need her, I can call and the knowledge of having her there is a great help.

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

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

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

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 have been struggling to cope with bereavement and the negative thinking associated with it. Chris helped me explore these thoughts, using CBT and to rationalise them. Confidentiality was important to me, and Chris was able to build rapport quickly,Testimonial from Counselling

I came to Chris at a very low point in my life feeling worthless and scared. My Anxiety and Depression was taking over my world.To have Chris explore my past made me realise where all my fears stemmed from andTestimonial from Counselling

Before I met Chris I was dealing with anxiety attacks daily and low self esteem. Within 5 weeks Chris taught me CBT methods and showed me how to stop having anxiety attacks and to live my happy life and beTestimonial from Counselling

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 has freed me from sub-conscious limitations which I didn't realise I had imposed upon myself. I know feel more confident and extremely optimistic about the future.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 becauseTestimonial