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RBR Therapy for Depression In Cheltenham
Many people suffer from depression have tried Counselling, CBT and Mindfulness and nothing seems to work, and their lives can be very miserable indeed. From my practice in Cheltenham I work with my clients using RBR (Rapid Behavioural Reconditioning) Read the testimonials telling how fast and effective this newest form of therapy is. Most people who suffer depression feel trapped as very often they don’t know why they get so depressed. Depression can be a chemical imbalance in the brain such as a Serotonin Deficiency and some clients are therefore encouraged to seek medical help from their GP or Psychiatrist in the form of drug treatment and this can help immensely. Depression can be caused by Bereavement, Postnatal Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Other forms of depression can be a result of our thinking.

Depression has so many symptoms from:

Continuous sadness and feeling low
Feeling hopelessness and helplessness
Low self-esteem
Tearfulness
Feelings of guilt
Irritability and intolerant
Lack of motivation or interest
Difficulty in making decisions
Not enjoying life in general
Suicidal thoughts or self harm
Constant feelings of anxiety or worry
Speaking and moving slower than usual
Change in eating habits either more or less
Bowel movement problems
General aches and pains
Lack of energy and lethargic
No sexual drive
Menstrual cycle changes
Problem sleeping
Not keeping up with work commitments
Avoidance of social situations with family or friends
No longer taking interest in hobbies or sports
Relationship problems

There are varying degrees of depression and the impact upon a persons life varies according to the degree of the depression:

Mild depression and general malaise can have some impact of a persons life.
Moderate depression can have a serious impact on how a person functions in life generally
Severe depression can devastate a persons life and lead to being totally unable to cope with everyday life and eventual breakdown


I had always considered myself to be mentally very strong but 2016 was an immensely painful and difficult year for me. In January 2016 something happened which caused me to experience a mental breakdown which I would never have believed I was capable of and, in fact, I refused to acknowledge for several months until physical symptoms also began to manifest. I had tried conventional counselling in February/March 2016 but found this a terribly negative experience and therefore very counter-productive. I stopped attending and thought I could simply carry on with my life and "power through" the difficulties. However, I became progressively more unwell and by May I was unable to work or to properly function in day to day life. It was at this time I recognised that I needed help beyond standard counselling. Through a search engine I came across Gary and, like you now, I read the testimonials. The issues I was battling with were complex. I could see no resolution to my problems and I felt there was no realistic prospect that I could be "fixed". I had six weekly sessions with Gary in May/June 2016. Unlike the earlier counselling I had undertaken, the sessions with Gary were a proper two-way interaction. I did not need to go into too much intimate detail and yet Gary had incredible insight into why I was reacting to situations as I was and he helped me to understand how I "ticked", how past events had shaped my behaviours. Gary has a very calm manner and made me feel very at ease. His help also extended beyond the actual sessions and he would send text messages and provide links to useful information to read. To my amazement I did not need to actively change or do anything. I simply felt what I can only describe as a mental "inner shift" one day, leaving me calm, at peace with myself, and in control. Most notably I have learnt to accept what I cannot change and to always live for the "now", that the past has gone and cannot hurt me. Plainly and simply, Gary's methods work. I will always feel a huge debt to Gary for his support and, most particularly, for his guidance towards achieving a happier life. I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Gary to you.
J, Gloucestershire. January 2017
When someone close to me suggested therapy, I honestly didn't think it would be for me in any way, shape or form. What? To sit with someone who doesn't know you and then you tell them personal things? How can this help? All I can say is that a weight has been lifted from me. Some things that I carried around for years have now left, never to return. It's hard to explain but when the penny drops, it's like you know your never going back to dragging all that unwanted baggage around again. To be open and honest in safe environment has changed everything for me. If a hiccup occurs (which I highly doubt) I know Gary will be there to put me back on track.
Mr C.P. Stroud 2014
I was very troubled at the time when I saw Gary. After the second time talking to him I experienced a wave of relief. Though I slipped back into anxiety, I found each session helpful. Sometimes just being understood, sometimes being able to rethink, at other times helpful ideas would occur to me much later. It was a process I had to go through, but it helped immensely to talk to someone I found highly intelligent, perceptive and with a philosophy which challenged me to examine my often unhelpful ways of thinking. I have seen several counsellors and even one or two psychiatrists in my time, but I would have no hesitation in saying that Gary helped more. If you are looking for an effective, kindly and even challenging counsellor to help you, then I would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Gary.
Huw. Cheltenham