September 10, 2013 - 12:10 BST hellomagazine.com Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack admits she sought profesional help to overcome anxiety brought on by work and love stress Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack has told how she sought professional help to help her overcome anxiety brought on by stress in her professional and personal life. The bubbly TV host was treated with Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a technique which helps patients look at how they address stressful situations. When asked about what brought on her anxiety, 33-year-old Caroline told the Daily Mirror: "It was all manner of things which just built up… "Work stresses, life stresses, family stresses and relationship stresses.Talking to someone just helps as a problem shared is a problem halved. "I loved it and to be honest it got me through quite a lot." Caroline famously dated One Direction star Harry Styles from October 2011 to February last year, while he was 17. Their relationship attracted much attention, largely because of the 14-year age gap between them. Caroline is over the split and says she has a much more positive outlook on life since undergoing therapy. "You have your down days and your up days so something like NLP definitely helps. I'm very happy now," she says.