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"Co Sligo CBT Therapy"

About: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services / Leitrim Child and Adult Community Mental Health Services

(as the patient),

In my early 50's I had a stroke and lost all my confidence and lost my ability to help myself mentally and to carry out my job and to hold friendships/relationships.  Although I was not giving up, I was really in a very low place and a friend suggested CBT.  I had no knowledge of that at all, but I mentioned it to my doctor.  I had to ask my doctor twice to refer me, it was never suggested by my doctor. (Really that is something that I think should change).    Although I would have difficulty trusting people with my very personal thoughts and opening up, I went along to CBT and truly it has changed my life.  I felt it was a safe place for me to explain my feelings and never be judged and I was helped by Caroline to assess each situation and I eventually realised that my negative, worried thoughts were affecting my behaviour, and causing me problems.  Going to CBT and working through it  resulted often in me realising that things were not necessarily as bad as I thought. More than that, Caroline gave me the confidence to believe in myself again, which was a huge turnaround for me. 

If you are thinking you are having troubles but that you could not trust a therapist in Sligo, then please take that step forward and try it out.  It will be the first step towards you healing yourself.  Make sure you are ready to give it your all, a lot of it is down to yourself, with their expert guidance.

I cannot recommend this service and especially Caroline enough.  She is quiet, firm and kind and listens and questions you and you finally come to the conclusions together.  You never feel judged.

I am no longer attending this CBT now.  I can remember the guidance Caroline gave me and work on things myself, if needed.

This was a life changer for me thanks to Caroline and the HSE.

Massive thanks.

THE HSE IS OFTEN KNOCKED, BECAUSE WE ARE QUICK TO CRITICISE AND SLOW TO THANK.

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