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I am able to use CBT to tackle my way of thinking. I am much more active now, in fact, more so than I have been in over a year, but its my mental state that is so vastly improved. I feel so well that I actually realise that I have been ill for a lot longer than I thought.
I am surprised how quickly I am feeling better!! Pleasantly surprised of course! I guess I was very ready to get well again. My partner has noticed a difference in me, so he is happy! My fuse is so much longer now, in fact, I'm not even sure if I have one! things that used to wind me up just don't now, I am able to rationalise before I react, and that is such a valuable tool to be able to apply to so many situations. I am doing really well, thank you for recommending this to me.
My experience at the Psychological Therapies Team was very helpful. I was really struggling at the time with checking taps, doors windows etc before I could leave the house, sometimes I would break down because my mind wouldn’t let me leave the house. I got my GP to refer me on a specialist to help me with this. It wasn’t long before I was seen by my therapist I saw two therapists which I saw for 12 weeks. My therapist got to know me and my condition and how it is affecting me and found ways of helping me to overcome this with exercises and little experiments to conduct which I enjoyed and worked really well. The people who work at the psychological therapies them are really helpful and really want to help people. After 12 weeks I found that I could leave the house without panicking or having a meltdown, which is all I wanted. Without the help and support from the team I wouldn’t of been able to walk out my house without panicking or having a meltdown.
I would definitely recommend the psychological therapies team in Telford for anyone suffering with OCD or depression.
In my early sixties, I found myself overwhelmed by the pressure of trying to help family members who had been let down by professional services whose purpose was to support them.
I exhibited a whole range of physical symptoms brought on by anxiety and depression and had withdrawn from most of my normal activities. My doctor prescribed anti-depressants which lifted my mood a little, but they were no answer for me and produced their own problems. At that time referral was through one’s doctor and I did have to wait much longer than I hoped. I attended a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which we agreed would be the best way forward. It was.
At the end of the course, held in a group setting but in no way threatening, I had regained my ability to think logically again. The physical problems like sleeplessness and shaking had subsided and I no longer needed any medication. Everything felt better and I could function again.
Now, when faced with the inevitable crises and stresses, which are still there of course, I can work my way through them. It is reassuring to know that I can refer myself was I ever to be in that position again. I cannot praise the psychological therapies team enough.
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