For a condition that affects around a million people of all ages, it is still disappointing there is little emotional support for people who live 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 our GP.
I will start to look at some of the problems I face with Cerebral Palsy. In future blogs I shall explain the differences between Counselling, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and CBT and will be looking at the suitability factors that match the condition to the therapy.