It’s a continual source of frustration to me that there are lots of people out there advertising themselves as being able to cure anxiety, depression, relationship problems and all manner of things when they are either unqualified to do so or very marginally qualified. The unfortunate thing at the moment is that anybody can call themselves a ‘counsellor’ and set up business. Sometimes these people cite training courses they have attended that are certified by various bodies but you can do a training course in counselling that is certified and regulated that lasts just 12 weeks, would you really want to give this person your trust (and money)? A degree in psychology is academically much better than a 12 week counselling course but even then it does not qualify people to address psychological problems, you need further training in addition to a psychology degree.
CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of therapy that is often talked about and for good reason. CBT is becoming the most popular form of therapy because it is fast and effective and recommended in the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness) as being the most effective treatment for a wide range of psychological problems. The NICE guidelines are quality standards derived from government approved sources such as the NHS and the Department of Health.
Please don’t waste your time and money with somebody not properly qualified to help. What I frequently hear is people saying that they’ve tried ‘counselling’ with somebody and it didn’t help which then makes them reluctant to work with somebody properly trained and qualified and they have to continue living with their problem.
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.