One of the main things that help to keep people stuck in the health anxiety trap is to Google symptoms. Every twinge, ache, pain or change sends them to Google which unsurprisingly comes up with some very dramatic results. Now I know that all anxiety sufferers are aware of the reality but at that moment in the grip of health anxiety they are absolutely convinced. Does Googling really make you feel better…..or does it in fact make you feel far more anxious? Try this; go for the whole day (or half if you really can’t resist) without Googling and notice how much better you feel. ‘Checking’ or reassurance seeking behaviour is just one of the things keeping you stuck in the health anxiety loop.
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
5 x Olympic Skier and presenter of BBC Ski Sunday.
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. Wendy will help you do just that!
Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire 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.