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Taking Control: Kris’ Big Life journey

I was always made to feel ‘at home’. I felt valued, and this gave me so much confidence

Since I was about 18 I have suffered from anxiety and depression, and there wasn’t a way that this hadn’t affected my life somehow.

Skin and breathing conditions worsened, friendships were always on the rocks and I had far too many breakups.

When I was at home, I had nowhere near enough energy to keep on top of important daily tasks like housework, and at my job I never thought I was good enough.

I only heard about therapy through word of mouth, but it has been extremely helpful for me. I learned how to set goals and plan the weeks ahead of me. I eventually managed to take control of my drinking habits which was a great help in decreasing my depression and anxiety.

And I was always made to feel ‘at home’. I felt valued, and this gave me so much confidence.

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