Rich, North Warkshire, Former Engineering Administrator now working in the Education Sector.
I cannot thank the IAPT team enough for throwing me a lifeline when I really was at my lowest ebb. Physical health problems were making me reluctant to leave the house or to go beyond my “comfort zone,” without resorting to what I now recognise as “safety behaviour.”
It wasn’t the first time that I had used IAPT’s services, having suffered with depression and anxiety issues for many years. The two courses of CBT (Standard and then High Intensity), with talk therapy sessions in between have helped me to understand and deal with many issues.
I’m not going to say that there is a “magic cure,” (the physical issues aren’t going away anytime soon), but with a determination to work through the therapies and to use the tools and techniques learned in the sessions, I’m very pleased to say that things have improved considerably!
I would like to thank the therapists for their help, hard work and dedication from the bottom of my heart!
My therapist was amazing. I cannot thank you enough for the support over the last 6 weeks. The way you spoke to me during the sessions was supportive and I could tell you genuinely wanted to help me! My understanding of anxiety and low mood has increased, and the strategies suggested are benefiting me to no end. I am so glad I reached out for support- wish I had done this sooner. I have been managing my anxieties and worries for years however the new ways that I have learnt to actually deal with them has changed my life. I know I am only still beginning my new journey, but the progress has been seen by my family and colleagues already. Thank you!
I think this service was my life saviour. I never thought I’d be under the influence of depression. My therapist was patient, and her way of explaining and listening to me really helped. She is brilliant and the service is. I feel I have got a second life. Thank you IAPT, I appreciate all the help that you provided.
It is impossible to express how grateful I am for the help and advice I received from IAPT. At first I was very reluctant to seek help for my anxiety; I didn’t think anybody would be able to adapt my outlook on life. But now I can confidently say it is one of the best experiences I have been through. Truly life transforming and will provide me with long-term solutions to combat those bumps in the road which are beyond my control. Overall an extremely positive and productive experience. Thank you so very much!
Without the support of my counsellor over the last nine months I don’t think I would of coped with everything that has happened. It would have been twice as hard. I know there is not a cure, but feel I have been given the tools that able me to cope the best way I can. I am reassured that I can contact IAPT again if needs be.