These email dialogues are with a lady (Denise) who had been suffering for 2.5 years from severe anxiety / panic with obsessive thoughts that had an ‘existential’ theme
She would swing from hope to despair and did a lot of ‘reassurance seeking’
In the course of the discussions it became clear how her anxiety has been created
It took several months before the understanding and practice finally took hold
and she is now doing very well
**NOTE** ‘D’ was so glad to be getting free help (that she felt was working) she expresses a lot of ‘gratitude’ in her emails. Obviously this is not a necessary part of any dialogues between a therapist and a client but I left it all in because it shows how much she was connecting at a deeper level with what she was learning.