Many Australians suffer from chronic pain. Statistics show that about one third of people have to deal with chronic pain at some point in their lives. When you experience pain that lasts for many months, despite medical intervention and treatment, it can be classified as chronic pain.
In many cases pain can be the result of an injury or a medical condition, such as back problems or arthritis. If you suffer from chronic pain, chances are that it could have a negative impact on many aspects of your daily life.
Psychological counselling, in combination with medication and physical therapies can help you with pain management. A People Psychology Brighton psychologist can assist you to better understand pain and the impact it has on your life and on that of the ones around you. During counselling you can learn helpful ways of regarding your pain and manage how you experience and act on it.
What we can do
At People Psychology Brighton, our psychologists are able to teach you efficient ways to deal with pain and understand it. Gaining a better understanding of your physical and emotional condition can help reduce anxiety and you can start learning coping skills. We can teach you how to live with pain while still moving on in other areas of your life.
Psychological treatments are proven to help people with their issues by helping them to develop better coping skills and change negative patterns of thinking so that they can deal better with life’s conflicts and stresses.
Psychological therapies can help a person to recover and can also prevent issues from reoccurring. Psychological treatments can include Relaxation Skills, Psychoeducation, Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Inter-Personal Therapy (IPT), Behaviour Therapy, and Hypnosis.
Medicare rebates are available to those who are eligible. Rebates can be paid directly into your bank account when sessions are paid for using cash, cheque or EFTPOS.
How to Get Help
To find out more about pain management or to make an appointment with our psychologists for clients in Brighton, Bayside suburbs or all over Melbourne, please feel free to contact us on 03 9133 0996