"I highly recommend CBT to anyone with depression"

About: Inclusion Matters Liverpool

(as the patient),

I was recently referred by my GP for CBT at the same time as starting on antidepressants. I wasn't sure how therapy would help because I felt that my depression was due to a chemical imbalance, but I was willing to try anything.

I wish I'd gone years ago. Through CBT (and therapist Bev) I have learned why my thoughts have led me to behave in a certain way, and how to change these thoughts and the way I react to them.

Having a greater insight into my depression has allowed me to communicate better with my partner who previously had felt helpless in the face of my mood swings.

I would highly recommend CBT to anyone with depression.

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Response from Heather Clarke, Manager, Inclusion Matters

Dear Mrs TL

Thank you very much for this feedback, I will ensure that Bev receives it too.

I'm really pleased you came to therapy despite your concerns and am delighted that you have now got more insight; it appears to have improved things considerably for you.

I hope all goes well for you in the future and that the techniques Bev taught you continue to be of help.

Kind regards and thanks again


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