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

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 wish I’d found someone like Chris to talk to years ago! I was really scared sending her the first email, but I’d reached a point where I just wanted to stop thinking the way I thought. I was tired ofDont be scared

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 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

Fantastic listener, a great opportunity to explore my thoughts and feelings. Chris has enabled me to become more confident and deal with everyday situations.thank you for opening up areas for me to work on. I have become a stronger personTestimonial from Counselling

I have found the sessions invaluable as they have really helped with my anxiety and catastrophic thinking. They have made me realise I'm strong and I can cope. I have also realised I need to look after myself and notMy CBT with Chris

I came to Chris as my Anxiety and OCD  had reached a point where I needed help to move on with my life without the constant weight of it on my mind. In just 4 sessions I feel so muchTestimonial from Counselling

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 believe I have suffered Anxiety/depression for most of my 54 years. A lot of challenges in life that I felt I had dealt with, seemed to surface almost 8 weeks ago. I was scared, bewildered, confused, shaking, crying andTestimonial from Counselling

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