"There is help"

About: Inclusion Matters Sefton

(as the patient),

Last year in my final year of university, things became overbearing due to a number of factors which I won't go into but I found myself in one of the darkest moments of my short life of 21 years.

I thought that I would never feel any different and my head was telling me that I have to consistently question why I feel like this, always searching for that guaranteed answer. I tried to control my surroundings to help me recover but nearly everything that occurs in a day is out of my control.

Eventually I admitted I needed help which was in medication and CBT, the CBT was with Inclusion Matters. There I found out I suffer with GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) which spiralled out of control and I got into the habit of punishing myself for not controlling situations which were out of my control. IM's CBT was one of my best decisions to date as now I'm back on my feet as my counsellor was patient, understanding and very knowledgable.

I can't thank them enough for what they did as I would not know how I would feel without them. To be honest I don't want to know as it's not important, the only important thing is I'm back to myself and recommend anyone to get help if they have felt down, anxious or anything similar for more than a couple of weeks. There is help!

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Response from Elizabeth Forrest, CBT Therapist, Inclusion Matters

Dear 'YoungGAD',

Thank you so much for sharing your story and exerpinces of our service through Patient Opinion.

You've given a really good account of what GAD can be like and it's great to hear that you were able to get the help which you needed. I hope that your words will inspire others in a similar situation.

Please keep applying the skills which you've learnt during treatment.

Best wishes for the future.


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