In this section you can read testimonials from patients who have had treatment with the italk service.
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 of the house, stressed out because I had to leave the kids with a babysitter, thinking 'is this really worth it? Have I just made up these feelings? Pull yourself together.' I was giving up an evening of marking, planning and cleaning to listen to someone tell me all about stress. 3 months later and I can safely say that it was the best sacrifice that I have ever made."
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.