Chronic Illness

chronic-illnessAccording to the Department of Health, approximately 15 million people in England have a long-term (chronic) physical condition such as Parkinsons, cancer, stroke, asthma, IBS, MS or heart disease.

People with such conditions are 2-3 times more likely to experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

Acceptance, may seem a useful way forward, but it can be challenging to ‘accept’ that which you do not want?

For many people, being diagnosed with a long-term health condition can be a frightening and disorienting experience and diagnosis of a chronic condition may cause a person to reassess their life, future plans and relationships with others. During this process it may be necessary for a person to grieve, whilst also making changes to their everyday life to incorporate treatments or adjust to physical limitations.

Here at Morency Therapy, we often see clients who are impacted by the all-encompassing nature of a chronic illness. Through various therapeutic approaches which are we endeavour to help clients manage a wide range of emotions and reactions, such as stress, grief, rage, fear, denial, depression and anxiety, which often accompany their changing situation.

We also offer couples therapy as chronic illness can affect close relationships finding that often spouses can assume differing roles and responsibilities once their partner has been diagnosed with a chronic condition. Keeping relationships strong despite a chronic illness requires good communication between couples so that anxieties and needs are clear.

Morency Therapy provide chronic illness counselling for South Birmingham and Worcestershire, including Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Bromsgrove and Redditch.