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- Where medical investigations haven’t really found a problem with the body that may be the cause
- Where medical treatment hasn’t really helped them manage their symptoms
It can be difficult to cope with physical symptoms that are very real, but are hard to diagnose and treat medically. Everyone’s experience of physical symptoms is different. You may have a group of symptoms which means a diagnosis has been given such as Fibromyalgia or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Or you may have a diagnosed condition (such as Epilepsy), but have other symptoms (such as dizziness, fainting) which are unexplained. Alternatively, it may be that no clear diagnosis or medical explanation of your symptoms has been provided, or a more general term has been given such as chronic pain or functional symptoms (e.g. functional headache).
- Affect your sleep and energy levels
- Make you feel helpless and out of control
- Make you angry and frustrated with yourself and others
- Affect your relationships
- Leave you feeling worried, anxious, low or stressed
- Affect your ability to work or socialise
- Stop you from doing things you previously enjoyed
- Lead to use of medication to try to control symptoms, perhaps resulting in unwanted side effects
If you book a telephone assessment please make sure you take the call in a confidential place and that we have your correct phone number. We will call you twice, once at the agreed appointment time and again 5 minutes later. If there is no answer, we will assume that you no longer want therapy and will refer you back to your GP.
You can call 0114 2716568 to self-refer whenever you are ready.
For further information and/or to book either a course or an assessment please contact us.