COACHING FOR CHRONIC PAIN
A science-based approach to chronic pain that will help you eliminate your symptoms and get your life back
Are you struggling with persistent physical pain?
You're afraid it's never going improve
You struggle to do the things you used to enjoy
You're anxious and stressed
You feel stuck in a cycle of pain and fear
You don't know how to break the pattern
IT’S TIME TO
take a step back
I CAN HELP YOU UNRAVEL WHAT’S GOING ON
Chronic pain is real pain. But chronic pain is not due to tissue damage in the body. Pain that has no obvious physical cause, or pain that persists long after an injury has healed is caused by the brain.
Chronic pain and other psychophysiologic disorders are caused by stress or trauma, and are driven and perpetuated by emotional factors that you may not be consciously aware of.
I will help you develop your understanding of the mechanisms of chronic pain, and guide you as you find your own unique pathway out of the pain-fear cycle.
Together, we will discover and address the factors that are keeping you stuck.
I will help you explore your emotions and thinking patterns, and learn how to unwind your nervous system to promote recovery.
THIS IS MY OWN
CHRONIC PAIN JOURNEY
From my early twenties, I suffered with muscle pain and unexplained ‘injuries’ that became increasingly widespread and persistent. I was stuck in a downward spiral, until I discovered the mindbody approach and IFS.
When I learned about the neuroscience of chronic pain, and how stress can cause significant physical symptoms, I knew it applied to me. As I worked on myself using this approach, my symptoms slowly began to fade away.
As an Internal Family Systems coach and registered SIRPA practitioner, I use a somatic mindbody approach to help you find your own path out of pain.
Read more about how IFS can help with chronic symptoms.
My Mindbody Wellness Facebook Group is for anyone interested in the mindbody connection and chronic pain. Come and join us. It's a safe place where you can get support and discuss your issues with like-minded people.
MY CLIENTS’ SUCCESS
I’m grateful to my clients for sharing stories about their progress after working with me
Working together has helped strengthen my belief in the mindbody approach and helped me develop a keen eye for finding the evidence of this in my own life (beyond simply believing the science and theories) and I have had several eye opening a-ha moments!
I am benefiting so much from this work and cultivating safety in my body and my life. In addition to reducing my pain and feel of pain, the real gift has been seeing how I can live a more grounded and conscious life where I am more in tune with my body and emotions.
Coaching sessions with Phil have been enlightening and helpful for me. In less than five sessions I have already learned a lot about chronic pain, and have gained insights into patterns and beliefs that are likely contributing to my experience of symptoms.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
- Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £50 GBP. I also offer longer sessions by arrangement. (75 minutes for £75)
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE INITIAL CONSULTATION?
This is a 50 minute assessment session, where I explain how I work and find out a little about your history. It’s also a chance for us to decide if we are a good fit to work together.
WHAT HAPPENS IN SUBSEQUENT SESSIONS?
In our subsequent sessions we will explore the causes of your pain, and come to understand your emotional triggers. I’ll suggest strategies and techniques you can use to help improve your symptoms. We can also use IFS to help understand the emotional issues that may be keeping
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
I recommend a minimum of 6 sessions. Some people only need a few sessions to learn some tools, or to get to a point where they feel ready to continue their healing work alone. Others choose to work with me over a longer time period because they want ongoing support with the emotional work.
HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?
We would generally meet weekly, at least for a while, as that tends to be more effective. But if you prefer to meet once every two weeks, I can sometimes offer that flexibility..
IS IT CONFIDENTIAL?
All sessions are confidential and I will not share the content of our sessions with anyone else.
The only time I would need to consider making a disclosure would be if I believed you were at serious risk of harming yourself or another person.
All information presented on this website is for informational only. It is not intended to be a replacement for any medical treatment. You must seek the advice of a healthcare professional about any health concerns before I can work with you.