"Care above and beyond expectations!"

About: Inclusion Matters Liverpool

(as the patient),

I have struggled with anxiety, depression and self harm for a number of years. I had seen a number of counsellors and therapists on a private basis, but struggled to open up and talk about my issues.

My GP referred me to inclusion matters Liverpool and I had 18 sessions with a fabulous therapist. She was very patient to me, even when I refused to talk. We discussed and addressed my issues at my own pace. She was very caring, and due to her professional yet friendly manner, I felt at ease and discussed issues that I had hidden for a very long time.

The therapist always remembered all of the details and was able to refer back to things I had discussed in previous sessions, she delivered a very personalised care plan, which I found helpful for my therapy. It was almost like talking to a friend, but without the worries that she would share it with family or friends.

I still have a long way to go with my recovery and we hit many bumps in the road during my treatment, but I would recommend inclusion matters to anyone who needs help. Particularly those with milder mental health problems, because the sooner you get help the greater the chances of a full recovery. Don't hide it or put it out of your mind for 10 years like I did, as its a much harder hurdle to climb.

Thank you inclusion matters, you have helped me take my first steps to getting back to me!

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Response from Tracey Murden, Inclusion Matters

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It can be very difficult to feel comfortable enough to disclose your personal thoughts and feelings to a therapist, but I am glad that in time, you were able to do this. I am pleased that you felt valued as an individual and that therapy has helped you to make some steps towards getting back to your old self. I'm sure you words of advice and encouragement will be appreciated by other people who may be considering therapy.

I wish you well on your journey towards recovery.


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