Assessment and Treatment of adults with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, Fibromyalgia and other fatigue or chronic pain problems where treatable medical causes have been addressed.
We offer specialist assessment with an Occupational Therapist.
We offer individual, face to face treatment sessions in your own home or a venue local to you.
We can also provide sessions by telephone or Skype.
We provide on-going support by email or telephone.
Treatment comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
(If you feel you have not benefited in any way after 60 days of commencing your treatment with Chiron, you will be refunded in full.)
Step 1: A FREE consultation by telephone or face to face
During this we will discuss your situation and what pain or fatigue symptoms you are experiencing. It gives us an opportunity to explain the treatment in more detail and answer any questions you may have. We will also be able to find out what you would hope to achieve from having treatment with us.
From this we can establish what the best course of action will be for you.
This may include:
Further reading around the subject of mind-body therapy to ensure a clear understanding of it - often this is a new concept to people and it takes a little time to get your head round. A deeper look into the approach and its success stories may be needed to reassure you that it is authentic and effective. It's important that you feel this approach is right for you before you start the assessment process.
Starting the assessment process.
A recommendation of an alternative approach - we may agree that the mind-body approach really isn't right for you as it requires dedicated application of the strategies. If you lack commitment to your recovery then the approach is not as effective. Sometimes you need to look into different approaches that may work better for you.
Sometimes it's just not the right time for you due to finance, family or personal issues for example. It may be that you need to revisit it in a month or so.
Step 2: Comprehensive Assessment – £70
We would always recommend you consult your GP to obtain a diagnosis prior to assessment with Chiron to rule out any acute injuries or malignant conditions.
We also recommend you find out more about Mind-Body Syndrome by reading one of the recommended texts prior to assessment.
Assessment is a two-part process:
You will be asked to complete written assessment forms. Once these are completed they will be analysed.
We will then meet to discuss these in more detail in order to identify key events and triggers for your symptoms.This would be expected to take approximately 90 minutes.
The information from the written and face to face assessments will form the basis of your treatment plan.
You will then be provided with written feedback from the assessment and a written treatment plan for you to follow at your own pace.
Step 3: Treatment and Ongoing Support – £40 per face to face session
You will receive a written analysis of your assessment, including advice regarding the main issues to deal with and how best to do this.
Some people just want initial guidance regarding how to get started and feel happy to continue their recovery without further follow-up. If they felt they wanted additional support further down the line, further treatment sessions could be arranged.
This is suitable for those who have a good understanding of mind-body principles and the SIRPA approach.
Treatment uses Occupational Therapy and SIRPA's mind body approach - you can find more information about this in Chiron's Treatment Programme. You will learn a range of pain management techniques and fatigue reduction strategies to incorporate into your daily life.
The techniques used within the programme are simple to learn and to use, but do require regular use and a commitment to your own recovery in order to be effective. Treatment is in accordance with NICE clinical guidelines for treatment of chronic fatigue conditions.
The process is very much about you applying the strategies taught in order to take control of your health again and achieve success. However, you set the pace of your treatment so there's no worry about being unable to keep up due to your fatigue. Free resources are available to get you started.
We will review your progress and provide 6 e-mail or telephone support sessions as needed.
Further face to face sessions may be beneficial for more in-depth discussions.
It is also possible to follow a 6 session treatment plan - £210 for 6 face to face sessions
This would involve 6 treatment sessions (each approx 60 minutes long) at intervals best suited to you.
This provides a more structured approach to the treatment.
You are taught about mind-body principles and taught the strategies needed.
You are given support along each step of the process.
This is suitable for those new to mind-body techniques, who lack confidence in their understanding or who may need a bit of a push to keep on track!