What is Pain Management Therapy?
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Daniel Royce, Cognitive Analytic Therapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
19th January, 20150 Comments
Pain Management Therapy is for anyone who is currently experiencing emotional difficulties due to physical pain. Those that can benefit are people who are currently experiencing physical pain resulting in emotional difficulties such as depression and/or anxiety or those that have experienced physical pain in the past from accidents, health diagnoses, genetic illness etc. and as a result are experiencing emotional difficulties.
All individual therapy will commence following an assessment appointment, this appointment allows client and therapist to meet, understand the main difficulties and agree the number of therapy sessions. This can range between a single session through to eight sessions, however the average is around three to six sessions. Sessions will normally last between 45 and 60 minutes depending on the therapy model used. Sessions are expected to be weekly as this maintains focus which allows for the most positive outcomes.
Pain management therapy can be either one to one or in a group setting. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Therapy can help facilitate emotional and behavioural change and sometimes acceptance of a current difficult situation.
Evidence has shown that therapy during or after experiencing physical pain can improve emotional well-being by a large percentage, some studies report over 70% improvement in well-being after therapy.
About the author
Daniel Royce is a Psychological Therapist who works for an NHS IAPT service as well as in private practice for the last 5+ years. He has been offering Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT) to clients in the local area achieving successful outcomes.
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