The Counselling Coach
I’m Lynsey and I am a Counsellor and Coach specialising in working with those with chronic illness and disability. I’m passionate about helping others who live with debilitating conditions.
I was first diagnosed with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in 2011/2012. The enormous change these conditions had upon my life were a huge shock. I spent such a long time waiting to ‘get better’. I was angry and frustrated – why me? What can I do? Why is nobody helping me?
One of the things that upset me the most was the lack of understanding. From friends to the medical professionals – nobody understood me. It was a constant supply of advice from well-meaning people on how I could ‘get over’ these illnesses. It was like I had a choice – when I didn’t!
Over time I have learned to live with the limitations that these conditions bring. And, I don’t feel angry about it. That’s not to say I don’t feel frustrated or upset at how my life has changed – because sometimes I do. What I have been able to do is to carve a life around it.
How can I help you?
- I can help you to navigate sudden changes to your life.
- We can explore problems and work together to manage your needs. And to set suitable goals for the future where we are able.
- My own experience helps me to really understand your struggles. Therefore, no pressure when you physically can’t do something.
- Also. If you are a loved one who is supporting somebody with chronic illness, maybe you need space to talk through how it has affected you.