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Fibromyalgia Therapy & Counselling

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which you may experience chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure.

You may also get tired to such a degree that normal activities are affected, for example you may develop problems getting to sleep.

Additionally, you may also experience restless leg syndrome, bowel or bladder problems, numbness and tingling, and sensitivity to noise, lights or differing temperatures.

Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The actual cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, although it appears that environmental factors and genetics may play equal roles.

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Behaviours

If you suffer from Fibromyalgia then you may experience:

The pain appears to result from processes in the central nervous system and is often referred to as a central sensitisation syndrome although this theory is yet to be proven.

Getting a medical diagnosis involves first ruling out other potential causes and verifying that a set number of symptoms are present.

Because you may have underlying medical reasons for many of the symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia, we recommend that you consult your GP before consulting for any psychologcal help.

Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2–8% of the population.

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Causes of Fibromyalgia

Despite many years of research there is still no known cause of Fibromyalgia.

It is thought that the central nervous system, which is responsible for transmitting chemical signals to the brain, over-emphasises the signals coming from pain receptors.

Furthermore, other potential cause include emotional problems, infections, physical injuries and stress.

It also seems reasonable to assume that psychological factors are involved.

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Therapy & Counselling for Fibromyalgia

We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for fibromyalgia and related problems.

Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:

  • How long you have had the problem.
  • Your personal preferences.
  • How your problem is affecting you today.

You can read more about the different types of therapy for anxiety on the following links:

Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.

Research suggests that this therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.

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Arrange a FREE initial consultation

If you’d like to find out more about coping with or managing your fibromyalgia then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.

During this consultation we will discuss your particular problems and the potential solutions in a safe and confidential environment without you having to commit to any therapy or counselling going forward.

This consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet our therapists and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.

Call Paul on 07434 776125 or e-mail him on paul@leepsychology.com

Call Joan 0n 07434 776504 or e-mail her on joan@leepsychology.com

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Hypnotherapist Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

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