Emotional support

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.

17 Aug, 2010

4 thoughts on “Emotional support

  1. The saddest thing is that there is little emotional support for anyone with any disease or disorder. Sure there are doctors to counsel and hand out medications, but is that any comfort for one that has been struggling alone with a problem for day, months or even years. The emotional support that was found by myself was never enough until I learned to be emotional support to myself. I was only able to comfort myself after gaining knowledge and it’s the knowledge that has made me strong enough to carry on in a life that becomes more fulfilling every day.

    1. I totally agree with you Brian. That’s exactly what I have done too. Forewarned is forearmed! It’s great to hear from you.

  2. I agree. There is little emotional support out there. Even in the family you don’t get the support you need and doctors just want to put you on the newest drug craze. We have to learn to support ourselves and seek out what little we can find elsewhere.

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