In this section you can read testimonials from patients who have had treatment with the italk service.
Mary's Story (Treatment 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 the comfort of your own home, there was no transport cost, and at times I actually felt I could open up slightly more over the phone as opposed to face to face. I’m quite confident anyway but for people who may be more nervous or shy I can see them benefitting from phone appointments! I really liked the structure of my CBT treatment because it was very easy to understand and easy to monitor progress. Everything was explained so well and I now feel capable to tackle any lapses of traits, if they were to reappear. I also feel very reassured by my review appointment in 3 months time. Overall I’d recommend the service to anyone else suffering with OCD, and have done once already.”
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.