Pain is a very unpleasant experience which can cause significant differences to the way you would normally view the ‘world’. It can cause you to think, feel and do things differently. Seeking psychological assistance allows you to better understand the nature of your pain and develop more efficient ways to ensure your pain becomes less intrusive of everyday life.
Stress in itself can have an adverse effect on pain. Our psychologists and counsellors will teach you appropriate relaxation techniques and stress reduction strategies. These strategies and techniques include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization Response (EMDR), Psychoeducation, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness.
Visiting our psychology and counselling team may help you reduce the perceived level of importance of your pain. We will help facilitate health producing behaviours, minimise adverse pain management methods and help you become less reactive to their pain.
Meet Jude King, our pain counsellor.
Meet Dr Brian English, our pain and trauma psychologist.