Chronic Pain therapists in Bristol, England ENG, United Kingdom GB
Psychologist, PhD Clinical Psychology, AD ( HOMEOPATHY,NATUROPATHY,HERBAL MEDICINE,CBT,FAMILY THERAPY,NLP,COACHING
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24 Years Experience
Therapist, MBchB, MRCpsych, MSc psychological therapies
Not all pain has its origin in the physiology of the body. Pain can be psychological and this can manifest in the body. There is ample scientific evidence for effectiveness of therapy in helping people manage the pain both physical and psychological. I would like to meet with you to see what can be done to help you. The first session is free. This will enable us to get to know each other and see if we can work together. It’s important for you to work with someone you trust and feel safe with.
42 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychology, CBT, EMDR and Therapy, Coaching
We provide effective Chronic Pain and Illness counselling and therapy.
13 Years Experience
Counsellor/Therapist, PGDip Advanced Psychotherapy
Are you looking for a warm, understanding and empathic therapist? Someone who is open and non-judgmental? I’d say you came to the right place. I can help you with various difficulties, whether anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties or childhood trauma; as an example of a few areas my work focuses on. So, get in touch with me and let’s talk.
5 Years Experience
Psychologist, BSc MPhil CPsychol AFBPsS
Over the last 20 years I have worked extensively with sufferers of chronic fatigue and pain conditions such as ME, CFS, Adrenal Fatigue, Post-Viral Fatigue and fibromyalgia. Leading edge scientific evidence suggests that symptoms of these conditions result from changes, irregularities or dysfunctions within the mid-brain and limbic-hypothalamic-pituitary system. In academic terms this is known as the HPA axis, and is made up of the hypothalamus gland, located at the base of the brain; the pituitary gland, also located in the brain; and the adrenal glands, located on top of the kidneys. The hypothalamus links the nervous system and the endocrine system, it stimulates the pituitary gland to produce hormones and the adrenal gland to produce cortisol and epinephrine (commonly known as adrenaline). The HPA axis is a major part of the neuroendocrine system that controls and regulates almost everything to do with human survival, including digestion and appetite, sleep cycles, the immune system, mood and emotions, sexual behaviour, body temperature, energy storage and expenditure. It also communicates with several regions of the brain, including the amygdala, which generates fear in response to danger, and with the hippocampus, which plays an important part in memory formation as well as in mood and motivation. In addition, the HPA axis forms part of a complex feedback system that is constantly responding to the environment both internally and externally. In response to the information it receives, the HPA axis regulates and controls the chemicals and hormones that affect body systems. So what we can begin to see is that when irregularities are evident in these brain regions it wreaks havoc throughout the entire body – and this results in the experience of symptoms from mild to severe. In order to recover from chronic fatigue and pain symptoms we need to understand and address the CAUSE of the irregularities within the HPA axis and mid-brain structures. The first step in this process is to fully embrace the mind-body paradigm where we move away from the notion of the head and body, or psychological and physical, as being separate entities, rather we see them as one flowing interconnected system. The next step is to redefine the nature of emotion, an energy in motion, and it’s role as a feedback mechanism within body and brain. As a complex physiological process, the emotional system directly modulates brain function. Blockages within the emotional system and the emotional memory system are coded within the mid brain structures. It is these blockages that result in hypothalamic and other mid brain irregularities and dysfunction. My treatment protocol is underpinned by this new theoretical framework and understanding of the emotional system and it’s role, function and impact on the immune, endocrine and autonomic nervous systems via the HPA axis. The process involves implementing a series of tools and techniques that are designed to identify and unblock the emotional system and recode emotional memory. Energy-Flow Coaching™ deals directly with the cause of symptoms and gives you the knowledge and guidance you need to take charge of your recovery and attain health and vitality.
24 Years Experience