"CBT to unlock myself"

About: Ealing IAPT

(as the patient),

I've felt trapped with lack of productivity and motivation for years. The results have been bad for me which has resulted in bouts of depression that further exacerbated my issues including weight gain. So I spoke to my GP who referred me to Ealing IAPT for CBT. The waiting list was long, but worth it.

This is what I needed. My therapist was very skilled in listening to my choice of words to identify my core issue - and that was that I was a perfectionist! I knew I was, but it was only through CBT that I was able to see how much of my life this affected. And it was through CBT that my therapist was able to guide me to formulate new ways of doing things and thinking about things to change how I feel.

I now feel hugely motivated, and I am doing a lot more than I imagined I could. I feel very optimistic for the future. If only there was CBT back when I was in school!

Great experience.

Responses

Response from Mandy Hewey, Senior CBT Therapist, Ealing IAPT, West London NHS Trust

Dear Maybach,

Thank you for taking your time to write into care opinion regarding your experience of treatment with Ealing IAPT. I am really glad to hear the your therapist made a positive difference in your life and that you have been able to deal with your bouts of depression and how perfectionism had a role to play in maintaining this.

It is great to read that you are doing a lot more and that you feel more optimistic about your future. We all at Ealing IAPT wish you the very best in your future endeavours.

Warm regards

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