(And exactly what you can do to fix it without NHS waiting lists and anti-depressants)
See if this sounds familiar…
It’s the school run.
You drop your kids off at the gate and then rush off; can’t risk awkward small talk with the mums.
Then the weekend comes.
A friend’s 40th.
You haven’t been out in ages, but you feel like you won’t add much value.
Also, whatsername’s there and she makes you feel on edge.
You text to say your kid has just come down with something.
Night in front of the box it is.
You’re at work.
You’ve been given a big project and you’re bricking it.
“What if I mess it up? What if they find me out to be fraud?” you tell yourself.
You pass the project back. Just easier that way. Someone better can do it.
You’re in bed with your husband.
He seems distant.
You think the worst.
“Omg he’s going off me. Is he seeing someone else? I’m not good enough for him anymore”
So, you give him the cold shoulder back. He asks:
“What’s wrong with you?”
“Exactly. What IS wrong with me?” you reply.
Cos, to everyone else you have the perfect life. The job. The kids. The husband. The house. The friends.
And heaven forbid you burst peoples’ bubble of what they think of you.
But, there’s just this niggling feeling that it’s all not enough. Like there’s something missing.
You lose excitement for things.
Worry that something dreadful is around the corner. Not just once though, all the time.
You wonder: “Is this normal?” then freak out at the idea you could be depressed.
You don’t want to take pills, though.
You say: “Is there a cure to make someone happy again?” I say:
Of course, there’s a cure to make yourself happy.
So, exactly what is this cure, this fix-it solution? The way I help people with a problem is very different to a therapist or a counsellor because I’m trained to do much more than just listen.
AND YES, IT IS DIFFERENT AND MORE EFFECTIVE THAN COUNSELLING OR THERAPY, BECAUSE…
Where seeing a Counsellor or Therapist gives you someone to talk to, seeing a Psychologist
gives you someone qualified to truly understand your feelings, AS WELL as giving you
practical methods on how to overcome what’s troubling you. It’s based on science and what
has been evidence based to be most effective. Whilst being listened to can be really useful,
I’m guessing that solving problems is what you really need?
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.