"My therapist gave me a new lease of life and has literally taught me a new way to think"
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Posted by Nails269 (as ),
I am 39, and for 17 years I have suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder for intrusive thoughts and feelings.
It was only until this point in time that I have managed to make sense of why I have these thoughts and how I can manage them through learning and practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques.
Through the years, I have suffered quite a few serious breakdowns and depressions because of my OCD and natural tendency towards depression. I have been placed under care of quite a few psychiatrists, therapists and doctors; but sadly, each time I have fallen through the net of being given a chance of real help through this therapy. I have asked for it over the years, but have time and time again faced refusal.
My last breakdown happened over the recent Christmas, and it was the worst yet. I have never been closer to suicide than I was at that point. After demanding a new approach - literally - from the mental health team at Fozakerly Hospital - I was finally referred.
I only wish I could have been given this help many years ago, as I could have lived a fuller life.
My therapist was fantastic and second to none. She gave me a new lease of life and has literally taught me a new way to think. I still have some way to go, but I am finally on the mend.
This therapy should be considered before all medication!