Chronic pain may be experienced on its own or as part of a disease or illness, such as M.S. among others. Chronic pain is also commonly experienced by those with PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With my nursing background in acute and chronic pain management, and with personal experience of chronic back pain, I am well placed to help. As I am not working as a nurse now I cannot change your medication, yet remain familiar with medications.
How counselling helps
I am uniquely placed to help with your pain management through exploring with you your thoughts, feelings and behaviours around your pain and the impact it has on your life. Through this you can highlight areas of change and together we can identify strategies to help you manage your pain. We can also find ways to increase your activity levels which may help to reduce your pain, working within NICE guidelines. This may take place in individual sessions or if appropriate in small groups.
I can also offer an 8 week Mindfulness-based approach to pain management, Stress and long-term health conditions course. Please contact me for further details.