"CBT for needle phobia has made a big difference"
About: Inclusion Matters Liverpool Inclusion Matters Liverpool Liverpool L13 1EH
Posted by AnonymousPatient (as ),
I was referred to Inclusion Matters Liverpool by my GP for CBT treatment for needle phobia.
There was a bit of a wait to have the first appointment but that's understandable. There was also flexibility in appointment times, so I could see someone after work.
The treatment was great and I have made real progress. The therapist, Sam, was really helpful. She started by explaining my phobia and how CBT worked. We worked out each stage in graded exposure one step at a time. This worked really well. The therapy has made a big difference- when I started the therapy I was anxious looking at a drawing of a syringe and needle. I can now watch people have injections, have a finger-tip blood glucose test and plan to have an injection soon.
If you're considering getting treatment for a phobia at Inclusion Matters I'd definitely recommend it- it's made a big difference to me.