Helping You to Take Back Control and to Be You Again.

Introduction

Musculoskeletal injury and pain can negatively affect how you feel and what you can do. This can then affect how well and quickly you recover or whether the injury or pain returns or becomes chronic.

If an injury or pain continues over time, it can affect your mental, social and physical health, and ultimately, your experience of who you are and how you fit into the world. This is particularly so for working professionals and athletes who are used to functioning at high levels.

Who Our Support is For? How Do We Support You?

Our support is specifically designed for working professionals and athletes with musculoskeletal injury or pain, and is available on-line and face-to-face. Guided by research and good practice, our proactive approach aims to:
 

  • Strengthen your control of the healing process and to promote a good recovery.
  • Strengthen your ability to manage pain.
  • Protect and promote your psychological wellbeing.

Everyone’s experience of injury and pain is different, and only you will know how it feels and affects you. We listen, help you make sense of what you are experiencing, and help you to use your psychology to achieve your best outcome. Hopefully, this will be returning to your normal life and you as quickly as possible. If not, to find the new you that can live a fulfilling life despite any continuing restrictions.

Our Expertise

  • We are post-doctorate, British Psychological Society (BPS) Practitioner Psychologists (Sport & Exercise Psychology) with HCPC practitioner registration, Enhanced DBS and safeguarding training.
  • We have personal experience of how injury and pain can effect the ability to work and perform as usual, and personal, professional and/or athletic identity.

We therefore know how important it is for you to recover.

Our 3 Step Support Process …

Step 1 (Required): ‘Can We Help You?’ A quick, 10 ‘agree or disagree statement’ survey to see if we can.

Step 2: Starting Your Support. A thorough assessment to better understand your injury or pain, and how you can best move forward.

Who should book a Starter Consultation?
You, if we have discussed your situation with you and told you that you can book a Starter Consultation via video call.

Have we supported you within the last 3 months? If yes, but you have a new injury or pain, please email us with a brief overview of your new situation. We can then let you know how best to continue.
 
A Starter Consultation is one video-call or face-to-face consultation that includes:

  • A review of your injury or pain experience, and the psychological and lifestyle factors that are affecting your injury/pain recovery and management.
  • A post session report that helps you understand the impact of your current psychology and lifestyle on the injury/pain. This includes personalised recommendations to help you improve your approach to injury/pain management.

Prefer Face-to-Face Support? We come to your office or club during normal work hours: This might also help promote your confidentiality. Cost depends on session length and our travel: We are based in the SE England.

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Step 3: Continuing Support Options. If you would like further support, we offer 3 options…

A single coaching session that includes:

  • Support for a specific injury/pain-related psych concern identified in the Starter Consultation.
  • A post session report that includes individualised recommendations to help you address the discussed concern.

Who should book an Individual Follow-Up Consultation? You, if you would like:

  • Support for a specific injury/pain-related psych concern identified in the Starter Consultation.
  • To top up a multi-session support programme (see programmes below).

‘Think to Recovery’ is a personalised, 3 month injury psych rehabilitation programme that supports you through the different psychological stages of the injury recovery process, i.e., from initial emotional impact and day-to-day difficulties to returning to normal activity.

It will help you understand how psychology affects injury rehabilitation and support you through the key changes required to help you think, feel and act your way to better recovery.

Using Behaviour Change theory, the programme is deliberately paced to give you the best chance of: staying in control; managing the psychological, physical and social impact of injury; and confidently returning to normal activity.

‘Think to Recovery’ Content Overview:

  • 6 one-to-one coaching sessions over three months (up to 60 mins via video call).
  • Information and worksheets to help you understand the psychology of injury and what affects it.
  • Goals, plans and direction on what to change and how to make change manageable.
  • Regular reviews to ensure appropriate programme personalisation and progression.
  • Email support between sessions to help keep you accountable and on track with your injury psych rehab strategies.

This programme has limited availability to ensure that we can appropriately support every client. If you are interested, please contact us to register your interest and we will get back to you within a couple of days to let you know when spaces are available.

Who should book for Think to Recovery?
You if you:

  • Have recently been injured, i.e., within the last three months.*
  • Are not healing at the expected rate.**
  • Have negative thoughts or feels about your injury or are roller coasting between emotions.

*The sooner you are able to think, feel and act positively about the injury, the greater the chances of an effective recovery and a safer return to your working/sporting life.
**Every injury is different, but tissues typically heal in three months. Ask your medical support for a timetable of recovery milestones so you can gauge how you are doing against the expected.

Are others helping you with your injury? With your consent, we can be work alongside others, e.g., medics and managers, to provide timely and co-ordinated support. Please mention this when you register your interest so we can discuss required co-ordination and costs.

‘Retrain the Pain’ is a personalised, 3 month pain management programme that helps you better understand the pain and supports you through the key changes required to help you think, feel and act your way to better pain management.

Using Behaviour Change theory, the programme is deliberately paced to give you the best chance of regaining control and to manage the impact of pain on your work, sport and life, both now and the future.

‘Retrain the Pain’ Content Overview:

  • 6 one-to-one coaching sessions of up to 69 minutes over three months.
  • Information and worksheets to help you understand the pain and what affects it.
  • Goals, plans and direction on what to change and how to make change manageable.
  • Regular reviews to ensure appropriate programme personalisation and progression.
  • Email support between sessions to help keep you accountable and on track with your new pain management strategies.

Who should book for Retrain the Pain?
You if:

  • Pain is affecting your ability to work or take part in sport/activity as normal.
  • Injury-related pain is not going away as you would expect.
  • You have a pain without any obvious injury and with no other medical concern.

Please note, the sooner important changes to manage pain are taken, the greater the chance of effective management and recovery.

This programme has limited availability to ensure that we can appropriately support every client. If you are interested, please contact us to register your interest and we will get back to you within a couple of days to let you know when spaces are available.

Are others helping you with your pain? With your consent, we can be work alongside others, e.g., medics and managers, to provide timely and co-ordinated support. Please mention this when you register your interest so we can discuss required co-ordination and costs.

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Still got a question?

Please note: We’re unable to offer injury and pain psychology support unless within a paid-for consultation.