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The Speakmans

Date published: 09 July 2014


Littleborough based therapists to the stars, Nik and Eva Speakman have a new series on ITV - The Speakmans - starting next Monday (14 July).

Nik and Eva attempt to successfully treat ordinary people with extraordinary problems.

In a bid to succeed where counsellors, doctors and other therapists have failed, Nik and Eva will see a range of people with debilitating psychological issues and attempt over the course of one programme to cure them.

Nik and Eva will meet sufferers of conditions from Agoraphobia to post traumatic stress; each programme will see a contributor introduce viewers to a problem that is affecting their life and then follow the experts in action as they seek to cure them.

Eva says: "Hope you'll join us at 2pm daily on ITV from 14 July, treating OCDs, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, Phobias, Self Harm, Dermatillomania and Trichotillomania."

Episode three on Wednesday 16 July at 2.00pm was partly filmed in Rochdale at Jamilla Paul Hair and Beauty on Nelson Street in Rochdale town centre.

Danielle has been suffering from Trichotillomania for the last 18 years, which means that she has a compulsion to pull her hair out. After she has pulled out her hair, she then bites the roots as she loves the crunching sound it makes. Danielle has several bald patches which has caused her to have a serious lack of confidence and she claims that she hasn’t been able to go out with friends or enjoy a social life for a long time. Danielle is desperate to stop pulling her hair out, and her parents are equally desperate for her to.

In family mediation, the family make an emotional plea in an attempt to help Danielle to overcome her condition.

In therapy, The Speakmans discover that Danielle was badly bullied at school and as a result she began to pull her hair out.

Can The Speakmans successfully treat Danielle? Will Danielle stop pulling her hair out? Can The Speakmans help Danielle gain back her confidence?

You can find out between 2.00pm and 3.00pm on Wednesday 16 July.

Nik and Eva will also appear on This Morning this Friday (11 July) and on Jeremy Kyle for the last 20 minutes of his show on Monday 14 July.

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