When you suffer from chronic pain you often feel alone and vulnerable. Your pain may impede your everyday living, prevent you from working, or from enjoying things that you used to give you pleasure.
Chronic pain can isolate you from friends and family, as they do not understand what it is like to live with pain on a daily basis. People, although well-meaning, may have lost patience with your limitations or suggested that your pain is all “in your head,” unknowingly crushing your already disheartened spirit.
Counsellors, with experience helping others manage Chronic Pain, know your pain is genuine and unique to your situation. They understand that your pain affects all aspects of your wellbeing including your emotional health. Using compassion, realistic strategies, and practical problem-solving techniques a trained therapist can help you gain greater control of your pain, allowing you to move towards the life you wish to live.