A QUALIFIED psychotherapist and nutritionist from Keighley has started a new business in the town to help people suffering from stress and anxiety.

Joanne Milnes, from Ingrow, has founded Innermost Calm, which is now operating in the Aire Valley Business Centre in Lawkholme Lane. The business is open for bookings and consultations.

Mrs Milnes explained she has had an interest in helping people with stress and anxiety dating back many years.

She said her business is offering one-to-one therapy, small group relaxation sessions and larger group coping skills workshops which are designed for the workplace.

She said: "This is something I've been doing privately for a long time but I wanted to reach out to more people.

"A lot of people don't know there's help out there and are left on their own with nowhere to go.

"It's difficult not just for people who have anxiety or stress, but for their friends and family too. The NHS is so busy and overworked that people can be left on waiting lists for months, which isn't good for anyone.

"People can end up having to take a lot of time off work due to stress related conditions."