Fibromyalgia Counselling Wolverhampton
Fibromyalgia Counselling in Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Fibromyalgia is characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure. Other symptoms often include feeling tired to such a degree that normal activities may be affected, for example sleep problems. Some people also report restless legs syndrome, bowel or bladder problems, numbness and tingling, and sensitivity to noise, lights or temperature.
Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder.
The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown; however, it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors with half the risk attributed to each. Environmental factors may include psychological stress, trauma, and certain infections.
The pain appears to result from processes in the central nervous system and the condition is referred to as a “central sensitization syndrome”. Diagnosis involves first ruling out other potential causes and verifying that a set number of symptoms are present and so we always recommend that sufferers consult their GP before seeking any kind of psychological support.
Recommendations for the treatment of fibromyalgia often include getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may also be helpful.
Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2–8% of the population. Females are affected about twice as often as males. There is controversy about the classification, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia. While some feel the diagnosis of fibromyalgia may negatively affect a person, other research finds it to be beneficial.
Learn How to Thrive & Overcome Fibromyalgia
If you want to learn the tools, techniques and coping skills to overcome fibromyalgia then you should consider following the Thrive Programme with Paul here at Tranceform Psychology.
Thrive is an evidence-based training programme that uses applied psychology and CBT principles to help you understand and then change any unhelpful thinking styles and limiting beliefs that have an adverse impact on your symptoms.
Over the course of ten one-hourly sessions you will learn about and develop personal insight into how your core beliefs have either helped or hindered you over your life course and then how to use a range of proven scientific methods to bring about changes which directly impact on your experience and the way that you feel.
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FREE Initial Consultations for Fibromyalgia
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your Fibromyalgia.
During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Thinking Errors Associated with Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia related problems may be exacerbated by any number of common thinking errors that people tend to ‘suffer’. You can find out more about each of these by clicking on the links below:-
- Catastrophising – Making mountains out of molehills
- All or Nothing Thinking – Ignoring the middle-ground
- Fortune Telling – Trying to predict the future
- Mind Reading – I know what you’re thinking!
- Emotional Reasoning – Feelings aren’t facts
- Overgeneralising – Always, Never and Everybody
- Labelling – Successful / Failure
- Imperative Thinking – I need to, I have to and I must
- Confirmation Bias – He didn’t mean I was good because I know I’m not
- Processing Positive Experiences – I didn’t really deserve that Nobel Prize
- Low Frustration Tolerance – It’s too hard I can’t stand it / I can take it I’m worth it
- Personalisation – it’s always my fault when things go wrong
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