Cheltenham Counselling Service

Young People and Children

Teaching children how to manage their worries is based on sound CBT and I am a fully qualified primary teacher with many years experience.

I have experience working with and counselling young people and children.

I enable young people to explore their unhelpful thinking and develop strategies to help themselves to see things in more helpful ways.

I have success in developing self esteem in children and young people.

For more background information on CBT for young people from The Royal College of Psychiatrists click here

Recommended reading…Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques: Cathy Creswell, Lucy Willetts:
for article…click here

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Call on 07768 696524

Or email: cbenfield@hotmail.co.uk

From my clients

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

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

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 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 was in a dreadful way when I first found Christine. I felt responsible for everything and everyone, I felt invisible, and the toll that had taken on me had left me with no self-esteem and anxiety. Christine helped meTestimonial

I have felt that CBT and coming here has helped me so much. I don't know what I would have done without all this help and support. It has opened up my eyes and made me believe I amTestimonial

Testimonial...When I fist started I was a withdrawn individual who had great difficulty opening up to anyone. After a couple of months visible changes had started in my everyday life; I was engaging with people around me and had evenWhat CBT has done for me

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

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

"Having always suffered with overthinking and a lack of confidence CBT really has helped me to overcome a number of hurdles. Chris is a great listener and has provided me with great techniques to remember self worth and remain positive,Testimonial