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Enjoying life again: Katherine’s Big Life journey

My therapy has changed my life. I feel lighter – like a cloud has lifted me!

My mum died of cancer in 2000, and it wasn’t until nearly ten years later that I reached for help where I got CBT for post-traumatic stress disorder.

On top of this, seven months ago, I was told that my newborn son had Down’s Syndrome. This triggered an anxiety in me that I hadn’t felt before, and I found that the times I was spending with him in the months following simply weren’t pleasant. Similarly, stress was put on the relationship between me and my husband due to my negative moodsets.

I heard about therapy through a doctor, and was having treating within six weeks of being contacted; when my boy was about four months old.

I recommend therapy to anybody that may need it; it has been so helpful to me – specifically having access to information that we discussed in sessions inside a booklet. It has allowed me to rationalise my thoughts and get a grip of my worries.

My health worker was the nicest, most caring person as well. The best listener, she helped me realise I can help myself outside of sessions through my booklet.

My therapy has changed my life. I feel lighter – like a cloud has lifted me! I can finally enjoy things more, enjoy family time more.