Adjustment to long term health conditions

Having a physical health condition can affect the whole of your life. People who have recently been diagnosed or have lived with a long term condition for some time often find that this can have an impact on their emotional health.

Feelings of low mood, frustration, sadness and anger are very common – especially after a diagnosis.  Normal everyday activities, work, relationships and your social life can be affected by your condition. Specific symptoms like chronic pain and a changed sleep pattern can make life even harder.  Sometimes people find it difficult to cope with taking their medication every day. Stress and anxiety are common and people tell us that they can become irritable and moody – especially with their loved ones. They may feel that no-one understands how hard it can be to live life with a long term condition, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stroke
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer

Talking Therapies can offer different types of therapy and support for these types of difficulties. To discuss how talking therapies might help you please – Refer Yourself and you will be contacted to arrange an initial First Appointment.