Is it work stress? Are you overworked and underpaid, or been looked over for promotion? Did you choose the wrong career and now you regret it?
Are you a frazzled, exhausted parent?
Do you have financial stress, are you deep in debt, and struggling to pay bills?
This is one of the greatest tricks alcohol plays on us all. It presents itself as the solution to all your problems, no matter what they are. If you drink, all your problems are gone.
They’re just waiting for you to wake up tomorrow from another rubbish nights sleep, feeling more terrible than you did before you had that first drink.
Alcohol pretends to make your problems better and winds up making everything much worse.
Throughout your life, alcohol companies and the pop culture presentation of the poison they dispense have likely led you to believe that alcohol can solve some, or all of your life problems.
All it actually does, is allow you to hide from the problem for a few hours and then be less equipped to deal with it the next day because you’re so tired from drinking and not sleeping, the night before.
That’s how drugs are designed to work. They trick you by offering temporary relief in exchange for compounded misery later.
If you can get through the toughest part — the first two weeks of withdrawals — when everything seems 100 times worse, I think you’ll find over time that everything gets 100% better.
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.