You don't have to do this alone.
I have gained a particular reputation for helping those who are living with a diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (more commonly referred to as ME/CFS). As an ME/CFS Coach I can offer guidance from personal experience, as I was diagnosed with this illness myself ten years ago and have subsequently managed a very successful recovery. Fully accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists I now work with others who have this condition, to help them with their own ME/CFS recovery.
I've used my personal and professional experience to create two frameworks that guide you through the key elements that will help you to cope better today, and feel more hopeful of a partial or full recovery in the future.
Life with ME/CFS can be difficult, many people experience a long list of symptoms and only receive formal diagnosis after a long period of illness. Coping during this time is frustrating, but it’s important to be patient and recognise that there are self-led treatments that you can follow to ease your symptoms and move towards recovery. Even during the time that you’re awaiting formal diagnosis. ME/CFS brings daily challenges and the mental strength needed to ensure you are coping is important to master. My approach helps you to tackle the physical symptoms and also helps you calm your mind and stay positive.
I’d love to help you improve your life, improve your symptoms, and move towards recovery. It can be a long journey - perhaps years - and I don’t sugar-coat how long it can take to fully recover. But I see help people improve their lives in a relatively short space of time. Initially improving how they are coping with their symptoms and then setting their sights on recovery and how to achieve this.
ME/CFS Frameworks Designed to Support You
I’ve developed two frameworks that I use very successfully in my ME/CFS coaching sessions. The first is a six-step process primarily focussed on getting you to a stage where you are coping a little better with life now, and with the symptoms that you’re experiencing. It includes essential approaches that are commonly known to be of great help, such as pacing and healthy nutrition, but also some less obvious elements that I believe make my approach so successful - such as practical tips about your personal routines at home, and easily achieved tasks that could greatly improve your brain fog.
The second is a more flexible framework that starts to look towards achieving actual improvements to your symptoms and your overall health condition. Depending on where you are in your personal journey, we’ll either start at the beginning, or with the improvement focus. All of my ME/CFS Coaching approaches work perfectly alongside whatever medical support you’re getting from the hospital or your GP.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss how I can help you tackle your life with ME/CFS. You can call or email - or click the button below to check my availability and request a convenient time for me to give you a call. I offer face to face sessions in Bristol, or by videoconference if you live further afield or have difficulty travelling.
You don’t have to do this alone.