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Why CBT?

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.

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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.

Jason Jarrett

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.

Wendy is great at what she does; she made me feel at ease immediately and really helped me work through some issues.

Tara Costello

It’s funny but from the minute I met her I felt so relaxed and she was so easy to talk to. Thank you!

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Wendy isn’t only really good at what she does, she’s also really easy to talk to.

Gabriel Wilson

I want to thank you Wendy from the bottom of my heart for guiding me through what must have been the most difficult time of my life.

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I was told she was the best and they were right.

Noelle Dray

Although I consider myself a confident person, I was really nervous when I met Wendy for the first time. I had only emailed her before so it was really nerve wracking walking up the stairs to her office. I can honestly say it’s one of the best things I have ever done. Wendy is really normal, no in fact she isn’t normal as she is unfailingly bright and smiley even when she has to listen to me moan on about how awful my life was. It feels like having a chat with somebody who just gets you and you can trust with things you have never trusted anybody else with before. The magic bit comes when things you have talked about just pop up into your head and you start to do things differently. Wendy once joked about not having a magic wand, but I think she has.

Paul Hendry

I came to Wendy with a set of problems I have never been able to fully explain to anyone, which included grief, many family issues and alcohol problems. Wendy truly has an active listening style and absorbs everything you are saying, whilst not making you feel analysed, it is an incredible skill. She astounded me at how she got to the crux of the issues so fast. So much so that we both agreed I only needed one session with her, obviously this may not be the case with everyone but I would confidently recommend her to anyone, regardless of your problems. There was no awkwardness or even clock watching, she is wonderful at what she does, take the plunge and make an appointment, you will not regret it. Life is a direction not a destination and she will get you on the path again.

JB

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