Counselling and Therapy for Chronic Pain & Illness Problems

Chronic Pain and Physical Illness Counselling in Newcastle

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The effects of chronic pain and physical illness can cause significant emotional and physical distress, as well as causing problems with functioning at work, in relationships and in day to day life.

Whether the cause of your pain or physical symptoms is known or not, talking therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) have been shown to help people manage pain and physical illness, improve quality of life and to function better in day to day life.

At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, our team offer effective talking therapies that can help you manage your mood, reduce feelings of pain and overwhelm, and deal with the associated difficulties that come with physical pain and physical health problems. 

Counselling for Chronic Pain and Physical Illness

Though talking therapy is often considered as most relevant for helping mental health, there are a range of talking therapies that can help you adjust to difficulties or cope with chronic pain & illness.

Talking therapies, such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for pain, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) among others have been shown to help with:

  • Adjustment following physical illness or disability
  • Reduce head, neck, and back pain
  • Manage arm, leg, and limb pain
  • Reduce recurrent headaches & migraines
  • Manage dizziness
  • Improve mobility and strength
  • Overcome sleep problems
  • Adapt emotionally and functionally following work related accidents

Therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)  are particularly helpful in managing emotional reactions to pain and difficulty, and can help you re-engage with meaningful activity to improve your quality of life so that your pain or disability doesn’t hold you back.  

Other approaches such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness can also help you live the best way you can in spite of your situation so that you enjoy life physically, mentally and emotionally.

Overcoming Chronic Pain and Illness

At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, we provide psychological support for chronic pain & illness within a professional and caring environment.

Our trained team of psychologists and counsellors are qualified to help you change the way you relate to your thoughts and feelings, and in turn, alter the way your brain processes pain as well as help you improve your overall quality of life.  Many of our therapists are also skilled in various relaxation approaches to help reduce the tension and anxiety that can come with pain and illness.

It is possible to improve your quality of life in the face of chronic pain & illness, including a reduction of your symptoms, better-quality sleep, and finding meaning in life with effective therapy for chronic pain & illness offered by our experienced team at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling. 

Taking the First Step to Coping with Chronic Pain and Illness

Chronic pain & illness can feel overwhelming and difficult to deal with, but we are here to help you benefit from the proven strategies that will help you to live a higher quality of life in the face of difficulty.

Face to face and online therapy via Skype, Zoom, Facetime and WhatsApp Video is available for those unable to visit our clinic or who want to see us from their own home.  

Call us now on 07966 645 198 or send us a message below to speak to one of our chronic pain & illness psychologists,  counsellors and therapists.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler
Chartered Psychologist
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling

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Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, Dobson House, Regent Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3PF

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Fleming Business Centre, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE.

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