"Cognitive behavioural therapy for dental phobia"
About: Ealing IAPT Ealing IAPT London W13 8RA
Posted by Artists teeth (as ),
My therapist was extremely professional. She went above and beyond what I expected from the service.
She even contacted me via email and called me on the phone, when I finally Managed to get myself to a dentist, to offer additional support and reminders of the techniques we discussed. This extra assistance was what made it possible for me to overcome my phobia.
The most important thing for me was that she did not discharge me until the problem was resolved. This persistence and dedication gave me the feeling that I had somone real behind me that actually cared about whether I succeeded. And when I finally managed to get the dental work done, the feeling of achievement and celebration was shared by both of us.
After a 20 year battle with dental phobia, my life has been changed in that I can now smile in public and no longer suffer the worry and debilitating anxiety about my teeth and the work needed to repair them.
Without the exceptional care and attention I received I have no doubt that I would have failed to resolve my problem on my own.
I hope she continues to provide other people the support she gave me and I wish her the best of luck as her career grows.