"CBT started to help me find solutions"

About: Inclusion Matters Wirral

(as the patient),

I had been put in a role at work that was wrong for me. I had warned my boss but left to get on with it. Months of anxiety, sleeplessness, fear of failure – I was so wound up. I had physical symptoms and was referred to A&E – to rule out the possibility of strokes. This was a real scary wake up call. I ended up off work and my GP referred me to Inclusion Matters.

My confidence was low, I felt stupid and useless. I went back to work in a different role but now with the same team. So not ideal, all my anxieties remained. But I started CBT therapy. Working life is still pretty awful but CBT started to help me find solutions and challenge my own thinking and seek alternative views. I have a little tool-chest of techniques now. My well-being practitioner was a greater listener and very supportive. Thank you

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