Cheltenham Counselling Service

Testimonial

“When I first came to see Chris six weeks back I didn’t know I was having traumatic attacks. Now I don’t know what traumatic attacks are. I still care about issues, I still care about people, but I see them differently. When things don’t run to plan A instead of feeling annoyed or rejected, I simply accept that people are different. They have their own wants and issues. Accepting people for what they are, not for what I want them to be, changes the way people respond to me. Behave negatively and what do you get. Behave positively, and it comes back to you. It’s brought fun, recognition from those important to me, and opportunities from those that don’t. After just six weeks I can point to real examples of positive behavioural differences, and I’m looking forward to continuing down this path of self exploration.

And trust me, you can’t get that from a textbook.”

From my clients

I came to see Christine after I realised that my depression and anxiety had reached a stage where I was feeling completely numb and isolated from the outside world.  I was extremely anxious about my first session however Christine immediatelyTestimonial

Terribly Anxious, visited Chris and found a great teacher.Learnt how to deal with my feelings. Instead of my life being controlled I know control myself.Testimonial

" I was recommended CBT by a friend of mine after suffering from low self esteem and anxiety issues following a past situation at work. After many years of counselling I was somewhat sceptical, but knew I needed to giveTestimonial from Counselling

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

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

Chris changed my life after 4 sessions I've gone from being so anxious about everything. I struggled leaving the house, to feeling barely any anxiety. I feel I have the tools to apply to every situation now and feel soTestimonial

I have learnt a new outlook on life. I feel far more relaxed about life's challenges and I feel I can deal with many things positively. I generally feel happier and positive about the future.Testimonial from Counselling

"I saw Chris because I was lacking confidence socialising in groups and struggling to meet and chat to new people. The CBT techniques that Chris taught me have really helped me to get over the barriers that existed inTestimonial

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 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