Many Australians suffer from chronic pain. Statistics show that about one third of people have to deal with chronic pain at some point in their lives. When you experience pain that lasts for many months, despite medical intervention and treatment, it can be classified as chronic pain.
In many cases pain can be the result of an injury or a medical condition, such as back problems or arthritis. If you suffer from chronic pain, chances are that it could have a negative impact on many aspects of your daily life.
Psychological counselling, in combination with medication and physical therapies can help you with pain management. A Life Resolutions psychologist can assist you better understand pain and the impact it has on your life and on that of the ones around you. During counselling you can learn helpful ways of regarding your pain and manage how you experience and act on it.
At Life Resolutions our psychologists are able to teach you efficient ways to deal with pain and understand it. Gaining a better understanding of your physical and emotional condition can help reduce anxiety and you can start learning coping skills. We can teach you how to live with pain while still moving on in other areas of your life.
The Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative provides Medicare rebates for psychological counselling. Thanks to this scheme people living with mental health issues have greater access to psychologist and psychological treatments.
In order to be able to access these rebates, you need your GP to provide you with a detailed mental health assessment and refer you to a psychologist.
To find out more, or to book an appointment, please call Life Resolutions today at 1300 668 256.
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