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Facing Fears: Helena’s Big Life Journey

I can now say I have less anxiety, I am a more positive person, and I know how to improve my situation

I suffered from phobias as a teenager. Early treatment helped me with this, but I was still left with some residual anxieties which worsened over the years as I gradually forgot the techniques I was taught.

This affected my life in more ways than one. Other conditions I suffered from such as Pre-Menstrual Syndrome and Irritable Bowel Syndrome worsened, my relationships took a hit; I was either too shy or didn’t care enough to maintain a social life. I lived alone during this time as well, and I found my home became my comfort blanket.

My doctor first told me about getting some help and I found it difficult at first, but after a few sessions I began to absorb what I was reading and got more positive results.

I achieved this by writing the goals I wanted to set and the details behind my issues in a journal. I can now say I have less anxiety, I am a more positive person, and I know how to improve my situation. Therapy has changed my life as I am more outgoing, kinder to myself, and mainly because I simply understand myself more.