Melinda Messenger on her journey from Page 3 to psychotherapy: "It's the most rewarding thing I've ever done"

Model and TV presenter Melinda Messenger told the Loose Women that she has no regrets about swapping fame for a new career as a psychotherapist in her 40s.

"I thought, I can carry on doing what I'm doing but how painful would that regret be?" she explained. " I made the decision to go for it and I've been practising for the last five years and I can tell you, it's the best thing I've ever done."

Melinda, who shot to fame as a glamour model in her late 20s, explained how she'd downsized her life in order to pursue her dream.

"What helped me understand it was the process of psychotherapy itself and also I'd reached a point where money and having fabulous things was not meaningful to me in anyway and I wanted to be of service."

"I downscaled everything, sold everything. As everything does, it becomes self-rewarding. The pleasure I get from it is through the roof," she said.

Watch Melinda's full chat about her transformation in the video above and catch Loose Women on the ITV Hub.

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