Counselling / Psychology


Our expertise

Professional counselling is a confidential collaboration between a qualified counsellor and a patient to promote mental health and wellbeing, enhance self-understanding, and resolve identified concerns. Counselling is about helping people to gain clarity, peace and acceptance in their life. It is also about working with people to explore goals that help to create a more fulfilling and meaningful future for them. Patients are active participants in the counselling process at every stage.

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How our counsellor can assist

Managing and treating chronic pain 

Understanding pain using pain assessment tools

Exploring the emotional effects of chronic pain

Developing individual coping plans and strategies

Creating and achieving quality of life goals

Conditions we treat

Examples of conditions

Chronic pain management

Family and relationships counselling

Grief and loss counselling

Weight loss support


TREATMENT APPROACH

Our Counsellors use scientifically supported interventions and tools skills to facilitate change and improve the mental and emotional wellbeing of patients.

They use empathy and understanding to establish positive working relationships and counselling aims to make patients feel safe, understood, respected, and accepted without judgement.

They will work with you to determine your needs and what approach will suit you best.

Our treatment for chronic pain involves working with our therapist to understand your pain better and change how you perceive and react to it.

Some of the outcomes you can expect from counselling include change in perspective, new insight, new ways of thinking about situations, new awareness of feelings, enhanced capacity to tolerate and regulate feelings, new actions or behaviours, and new decisions about life.

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FAQs

Counselling questions

How can counsellor help me in reducing chronic pain?

We know that strong and negative emotional responses such as anxiety, depression, anger, frustration or feeling misunderstood can worsen chronic pain conditions. Our highly trained and qualified counsellors draw their expertise arising from evidence based psychological approaches. They can teach you skills to help you think in a positive way to overcome negative thoughts. This way you can take active responsibility for managing your own pain condition.

How often should I see a counsellor?

Every individual is different and so does their problems and goals. Counselling therapy is often seen as a space for self-development and growth to help you manage challenges you are facing. You may feel comfortable in few sessions, however more frequent sessions may be required to develop coping strategies to reduce and manage complex and long-term problems.

What to expect in my counselling consultation?

In your initial consultation, our counsellors will ask you certain questions about you and your life to better understand your problem. These questions relate to your personal history, current situation, issues you are facing and your feelings. Given counselling is a team effort, we encourage you to be open, be prepared, be honest about your feelings and ask questions during your counselling sessions to make it as successful as possible.

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