"I feel that the sessions I have attended have enabled me to get back to normal life"

About: Inclusion Matters Sefton

(as the patient),

I was referred to Inclusion Matters and was able to attend an appointment within around 3 weeks. I attended after an overnight stay in hospital (diagnoses of 'inappropriate sinus tachycardia', a high heart rate) and stress from this experience.

My therapist guided me through the ways in which 'panic' manifests and the vicious cycle that it has. I had around 4 sessions here and was then referred to a different clinic in which I would be able to gain more specific treatment for my needs.

Within one month I was contacted to attend this second clinic and was given an appointment quickly.

The therapist was very understanding of what I had been through and was never judgmental in any way. She listened carefully and asked how different situations made me feel. I feel that the sessions I have attended have enabled me to get back to normal life and I am very glad and happy to have used the service.

My therapist suggested ways in which I could help myself get back to normality.

Thank you for everything that has been offered to me by the very friendly Inclusion Matters,

I would highly recommend the service to friends and family: ).

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Response from Elizabeth Forrest, CBT Therapist, Inclusion Matters

Dear Acacia875,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story with us via Patient Opinion.

I'm pleased to hear that you received the help which you needed and are now getting back to normal life.

I hope that your story will encourage others to ask their GP for a referral to us.

Keep using the skills that have been suggested to you during treatment and I wish you all the best for the future!

Yours,

Lizzie

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