4am is the hour of the over-thinkers. The worriers, the planners, the anxiety, fear-ridden the women just like you, who start every sentence with ‘but what will I do if that happens?’ I would suspect that even if your sleep isn’t disturbed, it’s because you’re just so plain exhausted from your day. You run the […]
There’s not a person alive who hasn’t been in this place at some point in their lives. Your house has been flooded, you lose your job, and your significant other decides to leave suddenly. The list is endless and we all react to huge and unexpected stressors in the same way. We panic and decide […]
Of course, we all want to do things well, a quest for perfection can be admirable. There is however, a huge difference between wanting to do things well and having a problem with perfectionism. It’s incredibly frustrating when people persist in perfecting tasks and attending to detail in a way that makes tasks take much […]
I’m a bit of an old romantic….actually, that’s a total understatement. I’m a ridiculous, overly sentimental sucker for love and romance, whose favorite book is Wuthering Heights. I know that’s probably difficult to believe with my small person syndrome/Scrappy-Doo exterior, but that’s just how it is. Unlike some psychologists who consider themselves far too important […]
The 4 best things to say to somebody who is depressed 1. I’m here for you. People with depression are trapped in a cycle of self – loathing and are unable to reach out to others. Don’t assume they realise you want to support them, shout it from the rooftops. 2. What can I […]
Mental health help is an absolute sh*t show. It’s unregulated, disregarded and hardly anyone seems to get the help they need. It takes real courage for you to stand up and admit you’ve got something you need help with, to end up feeling confused, worthless and worse off. I’m beginning to get really pi**ed off […]
That feeling of hot, prickly anger that overwhelms you. Clenched teeth and nails digging into your palms. Anxiety can often trigger debilitating anger. It may be triggered by that insensitive joke. Or remembering how badly you were treated. Or maybe by frustration with yourself. Anxiety gives you that sense of being out of control of […]
Xmas is the time of year that tests relationships more than any other, and relationship problems start to become more obvious. Without the usual routine of work to dilute and mask the cracks that have appeared, things can start to feel really strained. When you’re at the point when just the sound of them breathing […]
People pleasing is exhausting and usually leaves you feeling frustrated, angry and downtrodden. It’s ingrained behaviour and usually, goes hand in hand with low self-esteem. People pleasers usually think this behaviour makes them feel better about themselves, as others like them more. What often surprises people pleasers is that when they manage to adjust their […]
I get really excited when I’m alerted to new research. I am, of course, waiting for that magical piece of clinical research telling me how to solve problems more efficiently. Magic wand territory, unfortunately. I’ve just read some really interesting stuff about ‘life purpose’. It’s been found to help with the following: Treats depression. Reduces […]
Dare to dream big and Wendy’s THE person to help get you there.
X Factor winner with a long list of sell out tour successes under her belt.
The most exciting thing in the world is getting a chance to tear it all up and start again. Keep all the things you want and throw out everything you don’t.
Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychologist such as Wendy in the Manchester area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.