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Robert's Story

“….I just wish that I had known about this type of treatment earlier, and prevented myself from suffering so severely…”

Before visiting my GP my life had been in utter turmoil, I felt that I couldn’t talk to anyone and generally felt ashamed about how I was feeling.  Following disappearing for two days my wife made an appointment for me to talk to my Doctor. My Doctor referred me to the IAPT service and talked about the treatments they offered, my GP thought that I would benefit from attending the ‘Stress Control’ Course.  I felt nervous and apprehensive about this type of treatment, however after meeting with one of the IAPT team I felt more at ease about attending the class.

I was hesitant about attending my first class, and wondered what I had let myself in for, but after the second class I understood what the course was aiming to achieve.  I was looking forward to having the tools to help control my mind and body.

Now that I have completed the course I feel I can face the world again and also have the tools to keep my condition at bay.  I can’t recommend the classes enough; they are absolutely fantastic.  I can’t praise the members of the IAPT team highly enough for their time and patience throughout. I have been able to return to work and practice methods learnt in the classes to control my depression.  I just wish that I had known about this type of treatment earlier, and prevented myself from suffering so severely.  I would recommend this class to anyone.