What is Chronic Pain Counselling?

Chronic Pain Counsellors can help people cope with their thoughts, feelings, and attitude changes that come with chronic pain symptoms. When working with our counsellors, you can expect to talk about your physical and emotional health since you began experiencing chronic pain. Our counsellors will also ask you to discuss any worries or stresses you have that are related to your pain. Chronic pain counselling will help you to develop new ways to think about and resolve your problems. 

How does Chronic Pain Counselling work?

One of the most common types of counselling used for chronic pain is psychotherapy, and somatic-based approaches to therapy. Psychotherapy is used to increase a person’s sense of their own well-being.

By changing your thoughts, emotions and actions in response to pain, people can develop better coping skills, even if the level of pain remains the same.

Somatic therapy can help with pain relief in a few ways. First, it changes the way people mentally view their pain by changing the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours related to pain, by improving coping strategies. 

When you have several ways of taking action against the pain, you will feel more in control and able to impact the situation. You can use the techniques you learn for pain management at Shoreline Counselling to help you with other mental or physical problems you may face in the future.

Who can Chronic Pain Counselling benefit?

Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting more than 6 months at a time. If this is something you are experiencing, then you could benefit from chronic pain counselling at Shoreline Counselling.