I’m not sure that CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is much of a secret, but what it will do is challenge the way you think about things.
The theory behind CBT is based on the fact that our thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and behaviour are all connected.
If we think we’ll feel really nervous, you definitely will. If you think this’ll be fine, and I’ll just do it, that’s what will happen.
The great bit about CBT, is that if we know our thoughts are connected to our behaviour, emotions and physical sensations, we can target one of them to impact (change) the others.
If you feel uncomfortable at parties because you think (thought) people won’t talk to you because they don’t like you; so, you try to avoid going (behaviour). Friends realise that you never go so stop inviting you and this makes you feel hurt and low (feelings, emotional and physical).
The problem with this, is that you never give yourself an opportunity to gather evidence that people will talk to you because they do like you.
I can hear you all saying things like “ But what if nobody speaks to me” there are confounding variables and this is a simplistic example, but hopefully, you get the idea. Working one to one with people, gives me the chance to build the best way to define the problem, build a way to stop it happening, and allow for the confounding variables………because we’re all uniquely different.
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.
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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.