Amelia Adams has suffered from anxiety since she was a teenager – a constant worry that can leave her light-headed, shaky and exhausted.
Now aged 22, she had her first panic attack at 17 and has spent years trying to overcome her overwhelming feelings.
Today, after two courses of cognitive behavioural therapy – the standard NHS treatment for anxiety – proved ineffective,
Amelia is finally being helped by a
new type of psychological intervention:
compassion focused therapy (CFT).”
By ERICA CAMUS