Does your chronic illness leave you feeling exhausted and depleted? Do you feel left out when you can’t partake in common, daily activities? Do you often feel isolated, yet also feel the need to hide your condition from others?
A person’s wellbeing is reliant not just on their physical condition, but also on their mental health. While you may be struggling right now physically, I can assist you to live a life worth living despite that.
Life is Complex
A chronic illness is never something we plan for. But one day we get a diagnosis, and suddenly, our world, and the world of our loved ones, is turned upside down.
Things we were once able to do, we may no longer be able to. Plans we once made, we may no longer be able to keep. We may lose our identity and the person we once were. Worse still, we may have people in our lives who can’t visibly see the illness and don’t understand.
Speaking with a psychologist can help you face the challenges and subsequent emotions you are dealing with. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you cope with the loss of your identity, come to terms with your chronic illness, and have strategies to cope with daily life and stressors. Rather than pushing away uncomfortable feelings, I help you navigate them and therefore, your life.
Together, we will identify your feelings, attitudes, and limiting beliefs surrounding your chronic illness, understand the origins of any damaging thought patterns, and create new habits.
If you’d like to speak to someone and learn practical strategies to help you live your life to the fullest, please reach out to me.