Anxiety by itself can be life-limiting but combined with chronic pain can make a person feel miserable. Consultant psychologist Dr Sue Peacock is a specialist in pain management and anxiety. Here she shares how she treats the patients that she sees in her clinic.
We've asked one of our top psychologists Dr Sue Peacock to discuss how a mental state of anxiety can make physical pain feel worse. Read more on how anxiety and pain are interlinked and what serious diseases that this has the potential of leading to if left untreated.
Body image issues affect a huge proportion of people in the UK, and can sometimes be the foundation for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Many of us know a friend or two who is struggling with their body image, so here are some practical tips on what you can do to support someone, from expert consultant psychologist Dr Sue Peacock.
For those with fibromyalgia, it may feel that living in chronic pain and fatigue is really challenging. Thankfully, leading psychologist Dr Sue Peacock is on hand with her advice on tried and tested methods on how to cope with fibromyalgia flare-ups.
For many people, hypnosis is a magic trick performed by entertainers on TV or on holiday. However, it can also be a powerful tool in the world of pain management. Hypnotism in one form or another has been used throughout history to alleviate pain and suffering of patients with mental, physical, and emotional issues. Dr Sue Peacock gives us a brief history of hypnotism and some of the key figures in its development.
Cancer patients not only have to deal with a life-threatening illness, but also the psychological effects of knowing they have cancer. Top psychologist Dr Sue Peacock explains the impact it has on their mental wellbeing and gives some top tips on how to deal with these feelings to take back control of your life.