Having a long-term or major health condition often brings stress, worry and physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes, all which impact on your life. Treatments and medications can cause or add to symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, breathlessness, pain and stress. It can be difficult to do activities which you have to do, never mind doing any activities which bring joy or help you to continue to ‘be yourself’.
If you have had a major or long-term health condition, or share your life with someone who does, chances are you, will have already developed a number of helpful strategies for the various tasks and activities you do in your day.
My aim is to work in partnership with you to build on these strategies. Together we can identify practical ideas and techniques to help reduce symptoms and live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Working together to change the things you can change
Illness and disability can leave you feeling as if there's little you can do to change what’s happening. Our work together can help you identify and address areas of your life which you have power to change in some way. We will consider what is most important to you, what may be possible, and work together to identify ways to achieve your goals.
"Grant me the serenity to accept the things
I cannot change,
Courage to change things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference"
Free support sessions during COVID-19
In addition to free sessions to discuss your requirements, I am currently offering longer support sessions to essential workers. These sessions are for people experiencing increased stress, distress or other difficulty in light of the current situation, for example difficulties managing routines or keeping motivated to be active.
I offer a variety of approaches to manage stress and worry, and sessions can help you feel more comfortable and safer in your environment. Treatments such as relaxation and hypnosis can help keep your immune system working as well as it is able.
If you are interested to find out more, or to book a session, please contact me to discuss.