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Psychological Wellbeing

Psychological wellbeing is an essential part of a successful rehabilitation journey for our patients.

Pace Rehabilitation’s specialist psychological wellbeing team provides professional, evidence-based support to help our patients process trauma and loss, as well as equip them with the psychological tools and confidence to promote quality of life and resilience.

Our Services

Pre-operative Support

We understand that electing to undergo an amputation is a daunting process at a traumatic time. Our highly experienced team remain on-hand to help and guide patients at every stage of their journey, including:

  • Preparing for the transition
  • Help with decision-making and communicating their decision to others
  • Psychological preparation for individuals and their families prior to surgery
  • Promoting awareness of early warning signs of psychological ill-health and how to access support
  • Strategies to help manage pre-operative anxiety
  • Goal-setting and embarking on a plan to thrive in a new life as an amputee.

Post-operative Support

Everyone deals with changes in their own unique way, and no two recovery journeys will be the same. Our psychological wellbeing support is tailored to the individual and delivered on a one-to-one basis to support patients with:

  • Processing trauma
  • Managing and navigating difficulties with adjustment
  • Identification and evidence-based support to cope with common psychological difficulties
  • Dealing with setbacks during rehabilitation and helping to promote resilience and maintain engagement and motivation
  • Relationship issues related to changes in mood, function or behaviour
  • Substance abuse intervention and referral to specialist services.

Flexible and Bespoke Therapy

We use a variety of evidence-based psychological interventions and follow best practice NICE guidelines in the delivery of our treatment. Our experienced clinicians work alongside patients to agree on a plan for therapy, helping them to decide which therapeutic approaches will work best for them.

These therapies include, but are not limited to:

  • EMDR therapy
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion–focused therapy (CFT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).