For a condition that affects around a million people of all ages, it is disappointing there is little emotional support for people who deal with cerebral palsy.
As a child growing up in the 60’s, although there was little support in the community, apart from the mandatory hospital check ups that were available on the NHS, I have had to find my own way as an adult.
Many years have passed and counselling is now open to many people who deal with a wide spectrum of different conditions including depression, OCD, PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress) and Eating Disorders such as Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa. Other forms of counselling are available privately, with referral from a GP.
I will start to look at some of the problems I face with cerebral palsy. I’m shall also explain the differences between counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatry and CBT and will be looking at the suitability factors that match the condition to the therapy.