Cognitive restructuring is used to help patients identify and
challenge overly negative pain-related thoughts/images and to
replace these thoughts/images with more helpful coping
Problem solving methods are taught to enable clients to consider
and develop plans for dealing with sudden pain episodes and
other challenging situations.
Specific techniques to maintain what has been learnt whilst
attending the PMP are also taught.
How are clients referred?
Clients can be referred by their GP, Case Manager or be
What happens following referral?
Initially clients will have a short telephone assessment
consultation with the Pain Management Programme (PMP) lead
therapist to ensure the PMP has the potential to assist in
developing skills to manage pain. Following this initial
assessment we offer small group sessions of 4 to 12 patients
that are held weekly for 8 weeks. Each small group session last
about 2 hours.
The groups are typically led by a therapist.
Initial assessment sessions take place at our consulting room at
518 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 4BT.
PMP group sessions usually take place in the Didsbury/Withington
area at a suitable venue.
How much does it cost?
Please contact us to discuss any question you have including our
current charges. Please telephone 0845 052 3949