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.

Counselling in Cheltenham
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

My experience with CBT has helped me develop many skills to overcome my problems. I've learnt how to deal with stress in school and stress with others. Before I learnt to use CBT I didn't understand how to control myTestimonial from young person

I made contact with Christine when I was at a low ebb. My anxieties were getting the better of me and my sleep patterns were completely erratic. Chris introduced me to CBT in a manner both sympathetic and straightforward. SheTestimonial from Counselling

I run a small business in Gloucestershire after several years of staff problems I became quite anxious possibly even depressed, have been to the doctors several times and got prescribed tablets which did not seem to work, my wife then Testimonial

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 a nervous wreck before seeing Chris, unable to find motivation and terrified of any social event or new situation. I'm impressed with how much I've improved and feel much more hopeful about the future in just 6 sessions.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 themTestimonial

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

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

Suffering from anxiety for over 3 years , being on and off antidepressants, I needed to try something else. CBT therapy was advised to me by a friend and I am so grateful that I have found Chris. She isTestimonial

After only 5 excellent sessions with Chris, my outlook on life, past, present and future has completely changed for the positive. I have a lot more confidence in myself at work and at home! Thank you Chris for teaching me5 excellent sessions