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Out of My Comfort Zone: Therese’s Big Life Journey

Having someone guide me through developing techniques which help me deal with my anxious symptoms was very supportive

I first realised I had anxiety when I was about 11, and I’ve had it ever since. I avoided most people and situations in fear of having my anxiety take over, as my body’s response to this was just to become very emotionally withdrawn.

My GP told me about CBT and Exposure therapy and I’ve found it very helpful. Having someone guide me through developing techniques which help me deal with my anxious symptoms was very supportive, and this was helped by the fact that my health worker was very friendly and understanding. I am very grateful I was put with him.

As a result of accessing therapy, I am more able to stop my feelings of anxiety and depression which stop me from interacting with the world and the people I care about.