In this section you can read testimonials from patients who have had treatment with the italk service.
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 at first, but after the facilitator introduced herself and gave us a brief of the sessions I felt a lot more relaxed. I left the first session feeling absolutely brilliant, I don't know why but I felt good and positive and all I had done was listen to what was being said.
I couldn't wait for the next session and met some really nice people who were suffering from similar issues to myself ,after every session I left feeling even better than the last, everything was explained simply and clearly , we were given homework to do after every session but it was our choice if you wanted to do it or not , it wasn't like at school where this was then handed in and marked , the homework for our benefit and like most things in life the more effort you make and put in the more you gain from it.
I really cannot thank italk enough for the help they have given me ,without having accessed this vital service I dread to think what my life would be like now."
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.