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).
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.
To access the CRPS Counselling Service you need to:
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.
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.
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.
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.