Danniella Westbrook has had a troubled past that has featured extreme drug addiction – with her nose falling apart due to cocaine abuse
Danniella Westbrook said she is training to be a therapist and holistic healer.
The soap star, 48, admitted that the thought of helping others gives her a ‘better buzz than any drug’.
Sitting down with pal Paul Danan for his podcast The Morning After, Danniella opened up about her new career path.
“I am actually going off to work at a holistic centre in Harrogate,” she revealed. “A friend of mine has opened one, they have sound healing, reiki, therapists, all different stuff.”
Danniella said she’s helping the council put together a mental health course for drug and alcohol addictions and the children of those suffering from addiction.
As well as currently studying for an NVQ in therapy, she is also training to be a yoga teacher.
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She added: “I am learning how to be a therapist I am getting there. I am training really hard and I am doing loads of different stuff and techniques. I am learning yoga and that too.”
Danniella recently reflected on the ups and downs of her life and career.
She admitted the struggles she went through helped her with her current success.
She has also struggled with her health – being misdiagnosed when she developed womb cancer, before being given the all-clear in 2019.
Getting reflective on Instagram on Monday, Danniella – who has previously said she has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and paranoia schizophrenia – says her life struggles have made her stronger.
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In a detailed post, Danniella wrote: “Today I am grateful for my journey my life my mistakes and the fact I’ve made them and faced them publicly…. People criticize me ridicule me judge me and throw hate at me … and it’s all ok.
“People are entitled to have an opinion and also freedom of speech. And I actually would like to thank people for throwing stones at me because without some of that hate I may well not be sat here today writing my third book.
“The glass is always half full never half empty people remember that no matter how hard life gets … and the fact I’ve made my mistakes and had to live my car crash addiction days so publicly is actually a blessing because it enables me to use my platform to let others that are suffering theirs in silence privately read my story and know they are not alone and that a new way of life is possible.”
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