Meet the Authors of ‘Living with Chronic Pain’

This is the second series of ‘Living with…’ – ‘Living with Chronic Pain’. Authors working with Anglia Counselling share and educate on issues that matter. We have five guests sharing their personal stories about living with chronic illness/pain.

Five days of unique authors sharing up close and personal accounts of their experiences of living with debilitating pain and suffering – emotional and physical. They share much to be positive about, it is far from down-beat!

Day One

Opening for us is Jo Gifford, mum of two and inspiring creative entrepreneur. Jo shares her story of CFS and ‘endo’ and how she manages to create workarounds to accommodate the challenges these conditions bring. (See: Living with Chronic Pain – Day 1)

Day Two

Therapist and trainer Maggie Stanley shares her insight into expectations of others around her connective tissue disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis challenges – just because she is a therapist! (See: Living with Chronic Pain – Day 2)

Day Three

Meet Angela, passionate about reducing stigma and although her decades of pain have had physical attachments – they were predominately of a psychological nature. Angela demonstrates just how devastating the effects of multiple mental illnesses were – and how she has found a new, healthier way of being. (See: Living with Chronic Pain – Day 3)

Day Four

Jenny Rush educates others with tenacity and fervour – via her eloquent prose – about Lyme Disease. No, I knew nothing of this illness either! Read this account to enjoy the inspiring manner in which Jenny has overcome her unique challenges – and which is available to many. (See: Living with Chronic Pain – Day 4)

Day Five

Journalist, Julia Buckley closes the week with her accounts of living with Ehlers-Danlos – and Thoracic Outlet Syndromes! Read and learn what this means to her life. (See: Living with Chronic Pain – Day 5)

Please join in these courageous journeys each day; shared so others who are suffering can benefit – and for those who are are not, they can share and celebrate the incredible energy, tenacity and creativity of those who everyday, exist to live better.

About the author
Bob Brotchie

Bob Brotchie is a counsellor, life coach and creator of Conscious Living by Design™. He writes for Anglia Counselling, is featured on various other websites and introduces us to many guest writers all covering topics related to mental health and wellbeing.

Bob provides bespoke counselling services to clients in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at his Anglia Counselling company office, located near Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Bob also provides professional online counselling, for local, national, and international clients. The therapeutic models offered are bespoke to the client’s needs, especially those in receipt of 'childhood emotional neglect' (CEN), whilst integrating a mindful approach to psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) principles. For clients experiencing trauma and/or phobia, Bob offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).

Meet the Authors of ‘Living with Chronic Pain’

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