Websites offering information on pain
Excellent information and links from an Australian site about understanding pain
12 tools to self manage pain
Award winning site providing information for people with health problems including pain
5. www. breathworks-mindfulness.org
Vidymala Burch lives with long term spinal pain and shares the values of mindfulness
http://www.healthtalkonline.org – real life experiences
Other useful information can be found at The British Pain Society:
For concerns about your psychological wellbeing:
1. mindmatters -
providing talking therapies for those aged 18+
https://serene.me.uk/ - Serenity Programme, CBT at home.
https://moodgym.com.au/ - Interactive Self Help (anxiety and depression)
https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/ - Self Help Leaflets
http://www.bigwhitewall.com – online therapy via live video calling, 6-10 sessions
http://www.silvercloudhealth.com – online CBT courses, each course lasts 4-6 weeks
http://www.catalystsupport.co.uk – services, counselling, resources
http://www.theeaves.org.uk – counselling
3. Juliet Vyvyan
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
0333 1234 106
CBT can help you to change how you think ('Cognitive') and what you do ('Behaviour'). It’s a short-term form of talking treatment that uses evidence-based (clinically proven) techniques to help you.
It’s a way of helping you to solve problems and improve the way you think and feel through a solution-focused and goal-oriented programme.
CBT therapy is a collaborative process. Together we’ll work towards resolving your issues in a safe and expert environment; making you happier at home, at work and in your social life.
Questions about your bill
What billing or insurance information will I receive?
Upon booking as a new patient, we will send you a letter detailing the cost of a new and follow-up appointment.
Are you fee assured?
I am fee assured for all insurance companies and we will work with your insurance company.
Why am I getting bills from the hospital?
This will need to be explained by your insurance company. Sometimes insurance companies put an excess in place so that you will have to pay for a portion of your treatment. Your insurance company should tell you whether they expect you to pay for a portion of your consultation (or imaging or blood tests) when you ring for an authorisation code.
Does my insurance company need to know that my consultant wants me to have an MRI scan?
If you were given authorisation for an MRI or Ultrasound when you rang your insurance company for authorisation to have a new patient consultation with one of our Consultants then you will be covered. If you don't know for certain whether you are covered for a scan, you should ring to check for authorisation before you have the scan.
Does my insurance company need to know that my consultant wants me to have a procedure?
Yes your insurer will want to know the details of the treatment planned and will want to know the procedure codes in order to authorise treatment.
Physical activity resources
To help improve your activity and fitness:
multiple physical therapies including acupuncture and physiotherapy
2. free yoga and meditation:
3. Hydrotherapy self funded at Holycross Hospital 01428 647647
and Slyfield through the physiotherapy department at Mount Alvernia
4. Tai Chi Classes Surrey – 07982 971 961
Mon 10-11am, Unitarian Church Hall
Fri 9.30-10.30am, The Church Rooms
Wed 6.15-7.15pm, Merrow Village Hall
Mon 7-8.30pm, Farncombe Infants School
Drop In Session: £12
8 Week Course: £80