Counselling Service for CRPS
Facing a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) whether that is as a patient, or family member, partner or carer, can be very difficult.
Burning Nights CRPS Support now offers a free confidential online virtual counselling service with a qualified counsellor who is registered with an appropriate organisation such as the BACP and has insurance.
Our counselling service is weekly one to one counselling either online over Zoom or on the phone.
What is Counselling?
Counselling, or talking therapy is where you can come and talk about whatever is troubling you.
Counselling provides a supportive, confidential environment where you can talk about your feelings as you may feel angry, upset or vulnerable. Sometimes by talking to someone who won’t judge you can be helpful. Knowing you’re not going to upset someone close to you can provide you with a sense of security.
Who is the Counselling Service For?
To access the CRPS counselling service you need to:
- be 14 years of age or over (as of August 2021 we are now accepting young people affected by CRPS with parental consent)
- either have a formal diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) by a Pain Consultant or be a parent, spouse/partner, family member, sibling or friend of someone diagnosed with CRPS
- live in the United Kingdom (U.K.)
There are some people who aren’t suitable for online counselling as we adhere to the guidance as laid out by the BACP. However our counsellors will first assess you and then will let you know if you’re not suitable after speaking with you at your assessment session.
How Many Sessions Will You Have?
You will be entitled to have up to 20 sessions of one hour each. You will initially have an assessment before you start the counselling.
At the end of your 10th session you will have a review with your counsellor. You will then be entitled for a further 10 sessions of one hour each. At the 20th or final counselling session there will be another review. You will then need to have a 4 week break without any counselling before a final review with your counsellor.
For counselling or therapy to be most effective, regular attendance is essential, therefore it is important that you can commit to attending appointments arranged.
There is a high demand for this service and places are limited. As a result if you are unable to attend your appointment you must let your Counsellor/Therapist know in advance, ideally more than 48 hours. If you fail to attend your appointments, you could lose your counselling place and you will need to be referred again should you want to attend this Service.
Cancellations can only be accepted for very serious reasons.
How to Sign Up
If you are interested in receiving counselling sessions from one of our counsellors please complete the short form below. You will then be contacted by one of our counsellors to set up an appointment with you.
If you are a health or legal professional you are able to refer clients to us, please complete the form below, indicating you are referring someone and you have their permission. You must also have a formal diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) by a Pain Specialist. Please then complete their details in the remainder of the form.
You will then have an introductory session that will enable the counsellor to understand your issues and evaluate you. You will be asked to complete some forms and questionnaires.
If you are a trainee counsellor and are looking for placements or are a counsellor wanting to volunteer with us please complete the volunteering interest form.
If you are a patient you must have a formal CRPS diagnosis by a Pain Consultant to sign up for our CRPS counselling service