I was in my office in Wilmslow yesterday checking through my day’s list of appointments which always feels like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. As I read the names I automatically tune into where they are emotionally, so in the space of a couple of minutes I can go from feeling totally and frustratingly stuck, to incredibly fragile to utterly bewildered. It’s a really strange thing I know, but when you work as a psychologist (therapist, psychotherapist, counsellor, coach, call it what you will), you will understand that when the currency you work with is people’s emotions and the goal you are always aiming for is positive emotion or behaviour, it’s never an ‘average’ day at work.
Anybody who knows me already realises that I sometimes find it very difficult to actually pick up the phone, particularly after a long day at work; you are much more likely to get a text or an email from me. I fully appreciate how frustrating this is, but by the time I have the space to be able to think about anything other than work, I’m emotionally exhausted, I have nothing else to give. It’s so much easier to send a text or an email as you can just ‘send and go’ and there is no emotional engagement needed.
I just wondered yesterday how much this bright new world of social media is eroding our ability to engage emotionally and what the impact of this is on our relationships?
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.