Cheltenham Counselling Service

What is CBT Counselling

The Department of Health recommends CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) counselling as the most effective approach in its guidelines for the treatment of emotional disorders.

CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) practitioners help each person identify and change their extreme thinking and unhelpful behaviour. In doing this, the result is often a major improvement in how a person feels and lives.

CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) counselling can help you learn to:

  • Develop better self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Change negative thinking patterns which keep you from fulfilling your goals.
  • Look forward in a positive way.
  • Gain a clearer sense of direction.
  • Improve your sleep patterns
  • Improve your relationships
  • Help young people with self esteem/eating disorders/fear of exams/pressure of schoolwork

CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) counselling is proven to work with issues such as:

  • Depression and mood problems.
  • Anxiety and worry.
  • Panic attacks and phobias.
  • Low self esteem.
  • Relationship and family problems.
  • Bereavement grief and loss.
  • Crisis management.
  • Body image and eating disorders.
  • Post traumatic stress disorder.

CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) counselling is widely used because:

  • Its based on common sense and easy to use ideas.
  • Research shows that CBT counselling really can help, and often quite quickly.
  • Evidence shows that people who have been treated with CBT counselling improve rapidly and stay problem free for longer periods of time.

CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) counselling is proven to be effective for a wide range of emotional disorders including depression, anxiety and low self esteem, in trials it has been shown to be as effective as antidepressants in treating cases of mild to moderate depression.

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CBT Can help with a wide range of problems including….
Stress, Depression, Self Image, Exam/Presentation Stress, CBT for Teenagers, OCD, Post Traumatic Stress, Bereavement and Loss, Anxiety, Weight loss, Young People & Children, Couple Counselling, Work Stress, Family Stress, Anger Management, all benefit from coming to Counselling in Cheltenham.
CBT counselling is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You’re shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.

From my clients

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 came to Chris on a very low ebb- I was angry with everything and everyone. After a short time I became aware of my situations and how to react and manage them without being angry. I have a muchTestimonial

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 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

My anger was out of control and I would flip easy. Now I just let it go and run ahead . I've learnt I can deal with things without losing my rag. It's good to get enough anger out ofTestimonial from Counselling

In just three sessions I went from having crippling anxiety about exams to feeling like they are much more manageable and something that I can deal with. It has been massively helpful!Testimimonial from Uni student

Losing my mum in 2012 was hard after a 9 year battle with cancer, but then losing my brother fourteen months later in 2013 to the same horrible disease, was beyond comprehension. I knew I would need help to copeTestimonial

Chris has been such a big help with these CBT sessions. I am a completely different person now in comparison to when I first started. I suffer with anxieties and low self esteem and in just 7 sessions with ChrisTestimonial

"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

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