When I first started CBT I was having some panick attacks . I found it hard not to overthink in many social situations and found I was was easily agitated or nervous. I also had a very bad image of myself which I still need to work on now. I have not had any recent panick attacks and by using more helpful thinking I find it easier to deal with social situations. Using thought records has helped me to tackle some of my unhelpful thinking which I believe has improved my anxiety.
I went to see Chris as I believed I had really bad anger issues, mostly because other people told me I did. I looked online to research the best way to crack my anger once and for all and CBT come up. I looked into local CBT and came across Chris. I read her testimonials and she seemed to be someone I was looking for who could help me be relaxed and speak freely. as soon as I had my first session I knew that it wasn’t your typical crying to a councillor talking about your issues, it was completely different, more relax, more of a conversation between me and Chris and working out plans of how to crack all of the things that were making me the way I was.
The first session with Chris was a huge eye opener as she said I suffered with anxiety. I had in the past thought attention seekers on social media only doubt with anxiety but when Chris explained what it was and how I suffered with it I knew straight away that she was right and I had it quite bad.
I discovered upon sessions with Chris that my anxiety had lead me to extreme worry which made me put barriers up and once barriers were broken with people closest to me the anger came out. I discovered the route cause of this worry and anger and we together looked at ways of coping and talking my way out of none existing situations that I made up in my head. We also looked at ways of saying no to people and to not feel guilt about situations that can’t be avoided and not feeling responsible for everyone and everything.
Chris has helped me feel better about myself, I have not had a temper rage since my 6 sessions have ended and I feel a lot calmer and completely in control of my emotions. Whenever I think something bad in my head is going to happen I can talk myself out of it really well and be able to control my emotions.
Everyone has seen the difference in me and I would 100% recommended Chris and her CBT to absolutely anyone. I think everyone needs a bit of brain retrain!
When I booked to do CBT I was unsure if it was the correct course of action to help me with how I was feeling. I contacted Chris and outlined how I was feeling and what the issues were and she got back to me very quickly that CBT could help with my issues so I booked in an assessment.
I was essentially feeling very down with myself and felt unable to deal with things I had been previously able to. Over the course of 4 to 5 sessions we unpicked how I was feeling and the causes of it, and I learnt a different way of thinking and strategies to deal with my thoughts and emotions.
“After just 2 months of having CBT, I feel like I have gained a lot more confidence in myself and as a result have adopted a healthier outlook on life. I am much more equipped to deal with things that used to worry me thanks to the techniques and coping strategies I have learnt throughout the course of CBT. It has offered me practical ways of spotting, challenging and – importantly – changing my biased way of thinking. I know what I have learnt will continue to be an essential aid in my life going forward, so I owe a big thank you to Chris.
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. Chris is truly excellent and I would never falter to return for a ‘top up’ in the future. Professional compassionate and empathetic all the way . ” Chris my Guru”.