I decided I needed to make changes to myself and to find a way of stopping my relationship with my 9 year old son deteriorating further and before the damage was too deep. After speaking to a few councillors I decided that Chris was the right person to help me. As it turned out, the relationship with my son was only one element of the things in my world that were hindered by my own negative thinking. Areas that included my marriage, work and how previous relationships and experiences had effected the way I not only dealt with things but how I looked at myself as a mother, wife, friend and professional. With Chris’s help I have been able to change the way I think about things and how I manage situations so they are no longer destructive. I feel a great weight has been lifted and look forward to my future as a mother, wife, friend and professional. I know that whenever I need her, I can call and the knowledge of having her there is a great help.
Chris is a miracle worker! I came to her with some serious self worth issues and have left a more positive, confident and bubblier person.Chris guided me through some very difficult experiences whilst also teaching me some coping techniques and thought processes. I have learnt such a lot and can honestly say I am a better person and much nicer to be around. Thank you!
Coming to these sessions has helped me to accept that despite issues in the past they can be dealt with. To not be consumed into negative thinking. Allowing me to feel positive and dealing with building on a calmer and more rewarding future.
CBT has enabled release of some of the pressure- like being in a pressure cooker- relieving that pressure and taking time to look at things more realistically.
Testimonial…When I fist started I was a withdrawn individual who had great difficulty opening up to anyone.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 even been able to finally get into work. I would never had gotten through this year without the aid and support Chris gave me during this time. I hope not to need to but know from now on Chris is there if I need her.
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 cope mentally, as I was my brothers main carer. I knew about CBT and had done a course back in the 1990’s. Finding Chris was a God send. Not only has she helped me through one of the worst times of my life, she has also given me some very great tools to deal with the day to day issues, relationships and life, both past and present, which are invaluable. As much as I had done CBT before, this course really has been life changing. Learning CBT is one thing, but Chris showed me just how much it can help me in every areas of my life.
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 my perception of life and myself. I can now move on and look forward to a happier future now. I’m a happier me and can use CBt to help myself. I have Chris to thank and would highly recommend to anyone who feels the same as I used to.
I went to see Chris when I was at a low point. I was amazed how quickly I got control of my thoughts. It was all down to the techniques that Chris taught me to apply to my everyday life. In a matter of a few weeks, I had learnt a huge amount about myself and how to deal with stressful and emotionally complex situations.Thanks to the compassionate counselling, I was able to make real changes to my life and I am now really looking forward to everyday.
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.
How I was… I couldn’t think straight. I wasn’t coping or dealing with anything. Over the last few years I have had some very traumatic life changing experiences. I GOT VERY DEPRESSED!……
My family and I had experience of CBT and how effective it can be and thankfully we found Chris’s website. How grateful am I to have found her. She has helped me in just six sessions to change my way of thinking and to realise that I can be in control of my life and deal with big and little things in a more positive and helpful way.
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.
After only 5 excellent sessions with Chris, my outlook on life, past, present and future has completely changed for the positive. I have a lot more confidence in myself at work and at home! Thank you Chris for teaching me the life skills I needed to take control of my life and I know you are always there if I need any support in the future.
Thank you so much for all your help . cbt has certainly been a great help to me and it should be on the national curriculum! I know feel much more like “ME” and after just 6 sessions an awful lot of worry and anxiety has gone . Chris is a great listener and she never makes you feel silly or lost
Thank You chris so so much
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 of being so negative about myself and fed up of hiding away and avoiding as many social situations as I could. I found her online and when I saw ‘Everyone deserves to be happy’ written on her site, I made myself send her a note.
I needn’t have been scared though – from our first meeting, Chris was welcoming, kind and friendly – and after a few sessions with her, I stopped feeling embarrassed and guilty about the things I was saying out loud. Things that I had never said out loud to anyone before.
I can’t really explain how or why talking to someone like Chris works, it just does.
I have a better understanding of why I am the way I am, but instead of feeling frustrated and confused like I did, I feel more accepting of everything. I feel better prepared to deal with things that will be thrown at me in the future, and less inclined to hide away. And I’ve learnt that I can change the way I think – it is possible – and that alone is having a really positive impact on my life.
Nothing seems as grey as it did 3 months ago – and for that I owe Chris a massive gigantic thank you!