Life just went on, but I pushed everybody away


“When I turned 50 I knew I had to turn my life around.

“I went to weight management and she mentioned ARCH to me,” she said.

After an initial chat with a counsellor, she was added to the waiting list for five or six weeks before her sessions began.

“I just wanted to get back some sort of control.

“I saw a counsellor on a regular basis, I wasn’t an easy client, but all the staff are absolutely brilliant.

“When you walked in everyone made you feel comfortable,” she said.

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