Here are some FAQs. If you have any other questions that I haven't addressed here then please contact me.
What will I learn from you regarding my chronic illness?
You will learn so many things. I will teach you to look forwards, not back; to accept your present condition; how to control your stress and anxiety through meditation and mindfulness; how the foods that you eat can help you heal; how to ask for help from others and much more.
Why should I use your services?
You should use me to help me through you chronic fatigue because I also have suffered with M.E. / CFS. I understand exactly what you are going through and the stresses that you feel. You will get to see me, and only me; unlike in some big organisations where you might see a different consultant at each session. We will build a relationship that you can rely on and lean upon.
How long will it take for me to feel better?
Unfortunately this question is like "How long is a piece of string?" I cannot answer it. It depends on how ill you are and on how accepting you are of my techniques. Some people find the process easier than others. But I can say that you will feel some positive vibes straight away and I can give you tools in our first session to combat any negativity and stress that you might be feeling.
Will you cure my chronic illness?
Unfortunately not. The sad truth is that, as yet, there is no cure for this chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E. But I can give you tools to relive your symptoms, to break the cycle of anxiety and therefore to help your body begin to heal itself.
Will my anxiety and stress lessen?
Yes. Most definitely. I will teach you meditation techniques to help reduce your anxiety.
Will you come to my house?
If you live within a 20 mile radius of Chalfont St. Peter, yes, I will come to you. If you live further away I could still possibly visit you so please do ask. Otherwise we can use Zoom or Skype, or you can email me.
I'm really ill and I don't think that I have the energy for a face to face consultation. Can you still help me?
Absolutely, YES. I understand that you have limits on your energy. We will work around those limits and only do what you can manage.
I'm not ill myself but I care for someone who is. Can you help me?
Yes. I can offer advice and a sympathetic ear to carers of people with chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E. and any other fatigue illness.
Can I contact you outside of our sessions?
Of course you can. I am here to support you in any way that I can. I will be happy for you, as my client, to email me between sessions. However, if you need a lot of email support then I do ask that you buy an email counselling package to cover my time in answering.