Treating Chronic Pain

Living with Chronic Pain can be a life-altering experience. It is now well understood that the experience of Chronic Pain has an underlying psychological element, and that secondary issues such as Depression and Anxiety can serve to complicate this health picture.

Psychological Effects of Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain sufferers will often experience:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Irritability
  • Chronic tension
  • Grief
  • Sleep problems
  • Problems in the workplace
  • Drug or alcohol abuse.

Treatment of Chronic Pain

At Gates Psychology Cairns, we will help you to better manage your Chronic Pain through a Cognitive-Behavioural approach to pain management. This involves cognitive therapy for Depression, learning relaxation skills, re-assessment of life goals, learning how to pace activity levels, modifying self-talk and developing more positive attitudes.

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Contact Gates Psychology

(07) 4080 7326

The Boland's Centre
14 Spence St (Cnr Lake St.)
Cairns QLD 4870

Tel: (07) 4080 7326
Fax: (07) 4080 7355

Boland Centre
Gates Psychology Office