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CRPS Counselling Service

Burning Nights CRPS Counselling Service

Facing a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), whether you are a patient, loved one or carer, can be very difficult. In early 2021, Burning Nights CRPS Support launched a free confidential online counselling service, providing weekly one-to-one sessions, either through Zoom video or over the phone. All of our qualified volunteer counselling team have insurance and are registered with an appropriate organisation, such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

What is Counselling?

Counselling, or talking therapy, is an opportunity to talk in confidence 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. Talking to someone who won't judge you might help, especially where you are worried to talk to the people close to you for fear of upsetting them.

Who is the Counselling Service For?

To access the CRPS Counselling Service you need to:

  • be aged 5 years-old or over (for young people affected by CRPS there needs to be parental consent)
  • either have a formal diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) by a Pain Consultant; or be a parent, spouse, family member, or close friend of someone diagnosed with CRPS
  • live in the United Kingdom (UK)

We adhere to the guidance set out by the BACP on online counselling and there might be some people for whom online counselling is not suitable. A counsellor will first assess you and, if it is determined that this service is not appropriate for you, will inform you of this decision within 48-hours of the assessment.

How Many Sessions Will You Have?

Clients over the age of 12 are entitled to up-to 20 sessions of one-hour each, subject the the initial assessment before sessions can commence.

At the 10th session, clients will undergo a review with their counsellor after which they will be entitled to a further 10 sessions. At the 20th or final counselling session, there will be another review. Following a 4-week break after the final session, a 4th and final review will take place with you counsellor before you are discharged.

For young clients aged 5-12 our Counsellor will asses as to how many sessions are required however we do offer a minimum of 10 sessions.

Are You a Counsellor or Therapist Looking for a Volunteer Placement?

If you are a counsellor or psychotherapist who is looking for a placement or if you would like to volunteer with Burning Nights CRPS Support, please complete the volunteering interest form.

How to Sign Up for our CRPS Counselling & Therapy Service?

If you are interested in signing up for the CRPS Counselling Service, please submit the registration form below. You should then receive an email from a member of the team to confirm that you have been added to the waiting list for the service.

Please be aware that there is a waiting list for the Burning Nights CRPS Counselling Service.

The service accepts referrals from health and legal professionals, who can complete the registration form on behalf of a client. Please indicate that this is the case on the form. The client whom you are referring must have given their permission for you to do this.

To be eligible for the CRPS Counselling Service, we require that you have a formal diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from a Pain Consultant or be the loved one or carer of someone diagnosed with CRPS.

Sign Up for Counselling

If you would like to sign up for the Burning Nights CRPS Counselling Service, please complete the registration form below and click 'Submit'.

Are you referring someone other than yourself for the counselling service?*



If you are referring someone else, do you have their permission to do so?*

You must have the person's permission to refer them to the counselling service. If you do not have their permission, please speak to them before completing the registration form.




Do you live in the United Kingdom (UK)?*

You must live in the UK to register with the CRPS Counselling Service.




Please provide your date of birth. If you are referring someone else, please insert their date of birth.

If you are under 18, a parent, guardian or carer will need to complete this form on your behalf.


Please include the phone number on which you can best be contacted.


Most communictions from the CRPS Counselling Service will be sent by email, so please include the email address that will be the most suitable way of contacting you. A confirmation email will be sent to you within 3-5 working days after you have submitted your registration form.




What best describes you?*

The service is available to CRPS patients as well as others affected by the condition such as parents, partners, family members, caregivers and friends of those diagnosed with CRPS.


If you have answered 'Other', please specify.


Do you have a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) from a pain consultant?*



If you are referring someone else, please put 'N/A'.

Please indicate how long you have had CRPS for. If you are referring someone else, please put 'N/A'.

Briefly describe where your CRPS is in your body. If you are referring someone else, please put 'N/A'.


If you are referring someone else, have they received a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) from a pain consultant?*

If you are referring yourself, please put 'N/A'.


Have you attended any counselling or psychological therapy before?*

Please let us know if you have previously received counselling or pyschological therapy. Please note that you cannot be accepted onto the CRPS Counselling Service if you are attending NHS or private psychological therapy sessions.


Please indicate when you last accessed counselling or psychological support. If you have not previously attended any counselling or undergone psychological treatment, please put 'N/A'.


Have you been diagnosed with any of the following?*

Please select all that apply.


Do you feel you are suffering with any of the above now?*

Please let us know if you are currently living with any of the above conditions.


Briefly describe why you have signed up for the CRPS Counselling Service and what it is that you hope to get out of therapy.


Do you agree to complete 2 surveys and a monitoring form as part of the CRPS Counselling Service?*

As part of the CRPS Counselling Service, we ask that you complete 2 surveys (one before your sessions and another at the end) as well as a monitoring form. These surveys allow us to gather important information about the impact of Burning Nights' services and apply for funding to keep them going. All information used will be entirely anonymous.


How did you hear about the CRPS Counselling Service?*

Please select all that apply.


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