About: Compass House Compass House Exeter EX2 4TL
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I went to the service for severe anxiety and sadly did not find the service helpful.
They were kind and responded quickly but I did not feel confident in the abilities of the person I saw and it was not made clear to me what their qualifications were (if any).
I found the help offered to be very basic indeed, and involved some very patronising worksheets that I was told to fill in at home.
No actual work was done in sessions.
I found this very frustrating considering that I had explained in detail the things I had already tried for my anxiety, including CBT, hypnotherapy and mindfulness.
I found that the mindfulness course I was completing at home from a book to be massively more help than the DAS. I think their approach would be appropriate for someone who had never had any help, but I found it very disappointing and it seemed to me to be a 'mental health by numbers' approach.