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Patient Experiences

In this section you can read testimonials from patients who have had treatment with the italk service.

 

 

All of the experiences below are written by patients of italk. Names have been changed and models used in photographs to preserve the patients' anonymity.

Andrew's story - Managing Moods group

Andrew's story - Managing Moods group

“I thought the group was really good. I didn’t realise how much control I had over my own mental health until and I have learnt lots of techniques to take away. Since attending the group, my panic attacks have stopped, my overall mood is much better and I am getting on really well with my family.”Managing Moods is our 4 we…
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Katy's Story - SilverCloud

Katy's Story - SilverCloud

"I am so glad I've worked through this programme and it is definitely 'the nudge along' I needed when I felt lost and stuck. I think that what was I needed all along, just some help really. I am very grateful for what this programme has done for me and even just being able to go out for dinner with groups of friends and people I…
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Keita's story - Stress Control Group

Keita's story - Stress Control Group

"I can honestly say on the way to my first session I kept telling myself I was fine and that I really didn't need to attend these sessions, even going through the door was a challenge, I was constantly telling myself I didn't need this!  I'm so thankful now I took the plunge and walked through that door.It was a little strange…
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Mary's Story - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for OCD

Mary's Story - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for OCD

“I’ve really enjoyed the process! My therapist was so friendly and encouraging, even about things irrelevant to treatment (e.g. my epilepsy and my new job). I think this had the biggest impact on my success actually. I was a little sceptical of phone appointments at first but after a couple I liked that you could talk within…
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Julie's Story - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Julie's Story - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

"If someone asked me whether they should use italk, I would say the italk therapists were so kind and caring and my sessions were the only place that I could truly relax and be myself. I always looked forward to them, as however down I was feeling, my therapist always had this ability to lift my low spirits and put my worries in…
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Niki's Story - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia

Niki's Story - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia

“Having completed the programme, I consider myself a ‘recovered’ insomniac! Yes, ‘recovered’, I sleep a minimum of 4/5 hrs a night and often a lot more! If life gets in the way and I have a bad few nights (parties, too hot) I now have the skills to counteract them so it never gets more than a few nights.I honestly thi…
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Lilly's Story - Stress Control Group

Lilly's Story - Stress Control Group

"The assessor was friendly, understanding and made me feel like what I was experiencing was important and real.  When she suggested that I attend group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy I was apprehensive, but at the point where I knew that if I didn't tackle my stress and anxiety I never would.Within a few weeks I was dashing out…
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Sarah's Story - Lifting Low Mood Workshop

Sarah's Story - Lifting Low Mood Workshop

“I thought it was a brilliant group – I thought it was absolutely fantastic – I couldn’t have faulted it at all.The mixture of feedback and group work and discussion of it, I thought it was a really good course.I think a lot of it was to do with how the facilitators were as well, I think they were just the right people t…
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Kevin's Story - Guided Self-Help

Kevin's Story - Guided Self-Help

"I am contacting you as I have just completed my six sessions of italk and I would like to say a massive thank you for your kind help during one of the most difficult times of my life.I can tell you with 100% belief that without your support and kindness, getting on the road to recovery and feeling better would have taken a lot,…
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A testimonial by 'Katy'

I am so glad I've worked through this programme and it is definitely 'the nudge along' I needed when I felt lost and stuck. I think that what was I needed all along, just some help really. I am very grateful for what this programme has done for me and even just being able to go out for dinner with groups of friends and people I don't know as well without overwhelming anxiety has been such an amazing turnaround for me.

I definitely feel like my old self again, but a better version, like Katy v2.0, with more control and more knowledge about myself and my body. I'm also better at identifying moments where self-care is needed instead of just running flat out until I've run out of steam and everything catches up with me.
'Katy'

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