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My name is Holly, I'm 27 and I'm a paediatric intensive care nurse that has been living in London for the past 6 years. HealingwithHolly was founded during the first UK Lockdown in March 2020, following a wobbly road of recovery from life-long mental illness including social anxiety, anxiety and depression. You'll find me writing about the turning cogs and weird wirings of my brain here quite often.
When I'm not writing here, or posting on my instagram (and we're not in the midst of a global pandemic), you'll often find me at the theatre, brunching with my friends, front row at a Taylor Swift concert (yes, really!) or tucked away in the corner of a coffee shop mulling over yet another book with a flat white in my hand. Please follow my instagram for mini updates and news about new blog posts! For now you can see my latest blog posts below
After 6 months of therapy, I am saying goodbye to my therapist. This is the letter I wrote to her expressing my thanks for everything she has done. I'm excited for life without therapy, but I am so nervous. Tuesday mornings just won't be the same.
A letter I wrote to the "Old Me" in trying to grieve my mental illness and start moving on from my mental health crisis. A raw letter of recovery and the realist of it not being as easy of a choice as it may seem.
I've spent years not being able to trust other people. But I've recently come to the shocking realisation that I don't even trust myself anymore.