"When I first met Jadzia my life was in a mess. I had no friends and my relationships with my family were fraught and difficult. Everything I said seemed to come out the wrong way. I was also suffering from low self-esteem and often felt I was invisible. I had an eating disorder and was seriously overweight.

Since working with Jadzia I have received an honours degree with the Open University and I have been re-united with my family. Last year I spent a marvellous Christmas with my husband, step-son, daughter and grand-children.

This year I am writing a book about binge-eating and am planning to give lectures to parents and children on the dangers of yo-yo dieting.

Thanks to Jadzia my life has been transformed."