When you become ill with the common cold or a short-term illness, the mind can rationalise the mental suffering that comes along with it in the knowledge that the problem will go away in time.
This isn’t the case with chronic illness or chronic pain. Often at times, those who have chronic pain or illness experience feelings of hopelessness due to the lack of control and difficulty with getting rid of the problem as they would like to –ie. making the illness disappear.
The uncertainty and lack of feelings of control, as well as the downward spiral chronic pain and chronic illness can have on your day to day life, can make it feel difficult to function on a day to day basis, causing problems at work, at home and in your relationship.
Chronic Pain Counselling in Newcastle
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling offer chronic pain counselling in Newcastle to help you manage and deal with the effects of your pain better, whether this means coming to terms with the change and loss that you might be experiencing, and/or helping you engage with life in spite of the problems it might be causing.
Our team of Pain and Health Psychologists and Long-Term Health Counsellors have a specialist knowledge of the challenges you might be facing as someone living with chronic illness or pain, and can help you develop effective coping tools.
Chronic pain counselling in Newcastle can help you whether the root cause of your problem has been diagnosed or is still uncertain. Our counselling looks at the impact the problem is having on your life, and helps you learn to deal with difficulties and disability it might be causing.
How Counselling for Chronic Pain or Illness Can Help
The empathy and support, as well as practical advice, that our pain specialist counsellors and psychologists can help you with will make you feel heard, help you move forward and develop a sense of compassion for yourself while still living the best life you can.
Though there are a range of therapies that our experienced counsellors and psychologists can offer to help with chronic pain and chronic illness, approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) can be especially helpful for those with pain and illness.
Therapy is personal to you and as such, your preferences for whether you want to be seen face-to-face, or online via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp or Facetime, or even through a telephone call are always taken into account.
Contact Us Today About Chronic Pain & Illness Counselling
By improving the relationship between the mind and the body, you are helping yourself deal with the impact of chronic pain and illness in a way that can disrupt unhelpful patterns of thinking, focus, and response to the problem.
Whether your difficulty is due to injury, neck and back pain, whiplash, dizziness or you’re looking for counselling to support you with a medically diagnosed illness such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue or dementia, our counsellors and psychologists are here to help you.
Fill in the box below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team about our chronic pain or illness counselling in Newcastle today.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist