Confession time..

All this facing your fears, kicking anxiety to the kerb, putting your brave pants on kinda stuff used to make me feel overwhelmingly anxious and send me running for cover. Like huge, serious, shrinking my world, everything’s a problem kind of anxiety. Why? Because when you know and have experienced that terrifying, stomach churning dread that hits you as soon as you […]

I’m grateful for you

  If you’re reading these words, it means you’re alive. And that means you have a treasure trove of things for which to be grateful. A quick browse around Waterstones and all the gratitude journals promising to change your life, reminds me exactly how cliched being grateful has become. So yes ……….I’m going to send […]

Let’s make it happen by giving you a huge discount

I’m assuming that reading this wasn’t by accident. You’ve landed here because there are things you’d like to change, right? I’m all about creating change, so you’re definitely in the right place. Please allow me to introduce myself……… I’m Wendy Dignan and I’m a psychologist. Actually, after a couple of glasses of wine, on a […]

Parent mental health day

  I think every parent has an image in their mind of what being the perfect parent looks like and how we imagined parenting would be. Maybe it’s time to reflect on the fantasy of perfect parenting and accept that there’s no such thing. As you go about the next week or so, catch yourself […]

It’s never too late..

Maybe you know the answer to this, but we were all talking in the office about which actor has earnt the most money in their career.  We were thinking about Tom Cruise or Nicole Kidman or possibly Tom Hanks; all actors who have been busy and have been around for a few years.  All good […]

It’s me, hi, I’m the problem.

How are you feeling at the start of a new year? ​Now you know my feelings about this ‘new year, new me’ shizzle, but in all seriousness, if there are changes you’d like to make, read on………..​I was listening to Taylor Swift being interviewed about being TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year”. I wouldn’t call myself a Taylor Swift fan, I think she’s a fantastic songwriter. And her smash […]

Weebles wobble but the don’t fall down.

Those of you old enough to remember the weebles, will recognise the slogan…. “weebles wobble but they don’t fall down” I think this is a great way to deal with the (sometimes constant) body-blows that life deals us. We’re all allowed a wobble from time to time; this may be a bit of a rant, […]

Happy 2023!

Well, Xmas is nearly over for another year, which is when things start to look-up for all of us Xmas humbugs. If you’re a Xmas lover or a Xmas hater, new year is here and it’s time to take-stock.  ❄️At this point, those of you who are tough on yourselves will decide that this year […]

Your problems will all be the same.

The things that send people through my door are not always (to the outside world) the huge things, but often an accumulation of things, sometimes across a lifetime. I’ve seen a client this morning who I last saw about 15 years ago. The problem that’s driven her through my (virtual) door, sounds like a different […]

How much joy do you have in your life?

“Watching the weeks pass by and not being able to bookmark anything special happening.” Some sentences have such power, they stay with me, a bit like that song that gets stuck in your head. When I’m writing notes as I talk to a client, I write ‘life without joy,’ because this is exactly what you’re […]