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

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

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

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

CBT techniques discussed with Chris have really helped me deal with anger issues, which had affected me for ages prior to seeking her support. I can now spot the signs and better control my anger emotions- I'm far more inTestimonial

"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

When I came to see Chris I felt worthless and helpless and didn't know what to do. I couldn't see any way out of my depressed state. The process has been easier than ever I thought possible. it's changed myTestimonial from a client who did suffer from Anxiety and Depression

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 at a very low point in my life feeling worthless and scared. My Anxiety and Depression was taking over my world.To have Chris explore my past made me realise where all my fears stemmed from andTestimonial from Counselling

"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 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