Having MS is difficult, not just physically but emotionally too. If you are feeling alone, isolated, scared, confused, sad and unable to cope you are not the only person.
As part of a holistic approach, counselling is a very important part of what we offer.
Counselling is a safe place which allows you to talk about any issues. Our counsellor will help you come to terms with your diagnosis, how it affects your life, your relationships and will help you make changes. Attending counselling will not solve your problems but will give you the tools to enable you to.
You may need one session to help you understand your feelings or you may benefit from a series of appointments. Our counsellor will talk to you about your needs and together you will decide what will be more beneficial.
Counselling is open to anyone affected by MS including partners and other family members.
'(After counselling) I started to live my life again. It gave me the confidence to make decisions. Rather than tell me what to do, it helped me see the options. The mental impact of MS was much harder than the physical side. My mum has even commented on the difference in me. It has had such an effect on my life and without it I would be in the exact same place as I was before. Gone is Kelly with MS, now I am Kelly. MS is no longer the determining factor.’
Counselling is taking place online or via telephone at the moment. We are also running online mindfulness courses - look out more for details on our blog.
Days and Times: Tuesday afternoon
Therapist: Leigh Blyth
How to sign up
Our counsellor, Leigh, manages his appointments. To request an appointment please send us a message or telephone 0118 901 6000 to speak to Pippa. Leigh will contact you to discuss availability.