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

I found Chris on her website where I read a testimonial about a client who felt a lot better after 3/4 sessions,  so I thought I would give it a try. Chris is so easy to talk to and hasTestimonial from Counselling

I was depressed and down before I came for CBT treatment. I felt as if nothing could help me or my situation. Not only did CBT help me to cope with current affairs , but it will continue to helpTestimonial 

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

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

2 months ago I was suffering from Anxiety and didn't think I could cope with it anymore. After 6 sessions here of CBT I have turned a corner and I feel like the person I wanted to be. The differenceTestimonial

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

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

I found these sessions very helpful to reduce my Anxiety to what it really is. I have  found the sessions quick to pick up and all of them revolve around changing the way I was thinking. Using these techniques hasTestimonial from young person

I came to seek CBT to help me deal with the pressures of work life and to teach me a balance between home and work. Since I've got to grips with more positive thinking. I can sleep better.  I canTestimonial from Counselling

When I first met Chris I was feeling very low, I was definitely depressed and felt I had very little to look forward to. During the course of our sessions Chris enabled me to see myself in a different way.Testimonial from Counselling