Vicky Pattison is considering counselling following the death of her best friend Paul Burns.

Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison

The 30-year-old television personality was left devastated when her best friend passed away in June at the age of 37, after his heart stopped following a night out, and has now said that whilst she originally shunned the idea of seeing a therapist, she's now willing to give it a try because she knows "the results can be remarkable".

She said: "I didn't have counselling. To be honest I think I was too cowardly. I know the benefits and how much it can help you but I just didn't feel strong enough.

"It takes everything out of me and I wasn't ready but it isn't something I would rule out.

"I will probably speak to someone at some point because I know the results can be remarkable."

The former 'Geordie Shore' star is now "on a mission" to raise awareness about feelings of grief and loss, and says she got "really angry" with people who told her to stop being unhappy following Paul's passing.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column, she added: "I got really angry with people telling me how I should act. Don't tell me how I should grieve. I needed time to heal.

"I think it is so insensitive to tell people to pull themselves together or that Paul wouldn't want me to be unhappy.

"I'm on a mission to raise awareness about grief, loss, awareness. It's OK to not be OK."

Previously, Vicky had claimed she would often throw up before leaving the house after Paul's death, and said her life "fell apart" without him.

She said: "My best friend Paul died at the start of summer. My life fell apart, there's no other way to put it."

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