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

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

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

Chris helped me loads because I was being bullied and now it's stopped. If it happens again I would know what to do. I liked going to sessions because it's helped me loads.Testimonial from a child

"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

"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

Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling helped us both to understand how to deal with our issues and work together. CBT is effective for relationship development.Seeing Chris individually within couple counselling

Meeting Chris has honestly been the most life altering moment. I have learnt and put into practice techniques in our sessions that will provide a structure and the perfect guide in how  to manage everyday life for years to come.Testimonial

I can't believe how much CBT has changed my thinking, I was always over thinking things and feeling stressed in social situations. I am using what Chris has taught me and now when anything comes up that before would haveTestimonial 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

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