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

Working for myself and suffering from overthinking was becoming a really dangerous combination for me. After a particularly stressful time I thought I would seek help in learning to get hold of my overwhelming sense of worry so went toTestimonial

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'mTestimonial

I was quite down when I first went to see Chris having had issues with low self-esteem and anxiety for many years. I had always found it incredibly difficult to socialise and meet new people, and especially talking to clientsTestimonial

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

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

Life has a habit of throwing things at you and now I have the tools to deal with it. I have had to face my fears but it is surprising that I can work through them. I never thought ITestimonial

I was in a dreadful way when I first found Christine. I felt responsible for everything and everyone, I felt invisible, and the toll that had taken on me had left me with no self-esteem and anxiety. Christine helped meTestimonial

CBT techniques discussed with Chris have really helped me deal with anger issues, which had affected me for ages prior to seeking her support. I can now spot the signs and better control my anger emotions- I'm far more inTestimonial

----------- 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 life was increasingly being dominated by anxiety and negative thoughts that were stopping me from living the life I wanted. By chance I read an article on Low Self Esteem and recognised all of the symptoms that I was feeling. The articleTestimonial