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About: Change Grow Live Cambridgeshire / Wisbech

(as the patient),

I met with an amazing guy called Adrian at CGL in Wisbech to discuss my drinking issues... 

I wasn't sure what to expect from this session - I'm quite guarded and put up a big front - he saw straight through that - let me relax, let me talk, and listened.... He didn't criticise or make me feel anything negative, his care and compassion was amazing (along with his sense of humour) :)

I left that meeting feeling like a different person - full of hope and self belief  - he has been encouraging me ever since... 

Today, I attended my first group session ' Retrain ya Brain' - again, I wasn't sure what to expect - I met the MOST amazing people there - we are all fighting our own demons - but as the 'newby' - I was welcomed with open arms, and I felt at home and safe - and able to be honest - something I haven't been able to do for a long time  (until Tuesday, with Adrian)- and it also made me realise that I wasn't alone - that in itself was like a big hug and reassurance.

My only regret..... I wish I'd met Adrian and done this years ago..... 

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Response from Paul Pescud, Service manager, Cambridgeshire, Change, Grow, Live 2 months ago
Paul Pescud
Service manager, Cambridgeshire,
Change, Grow, Live
Submitted on 01/10/2021 at 16:35
Published on Care Opinion at 16:35

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Hi Claire008

What a way to finish the week and head off into the weekend! Just love what you have written. Adrian is great and Ill pass on your feedback. It is so powerful being part of something positive. being alongside others that know what you are going through is something that helps so many people. We will be there alongside you but of course it is you who is in charge of your future. Take the support available, make good choices and you wont be far from where you want to be. I look forward o hearing more about your story!!


Paul Pescud

Service Manager

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