Life Long Conditions

The SMILE Together Programme is a support for people with any kind of long term condition.

Coping with Long Term Conditions

For Individuals

Any condition that lasts for more than three months is a long-term condition. Having a long-term condition can be a lonely place at times.  Together with your therapist, find new ways to cope with your condition.  You will have someone to talk to about your worries and difficulties and help you to build a fulfilling life for yourself.

In A Group

You will be made very welcome when you join our happy and positive group. Find like-minded people to talk to about you worries, concerns and difficulties.  Find new ways to help yourself, listen to new ideas, get support and make new friends.

Supporting those with long term conditions

SMILE TOGETHER offers support, friendship, help and advice.

Living with a long term condition can be a lonely place.  Even if you can manage  your condition well, there are times when you may need to talk to others with similar experiences.

Many people say they don’t want their condition to be the main topic of conversation, but also need to sometimes say how they are feeling

Many people say that when they first found out about their condition, they were bereaved for the life that they had before.

Our group can offer support and understanding at this point.

Getting Started is Easy


Free 20 Min Chat

Contact me via email or phone to discuss how I can help you to make changes today.

Book Appointment

Book a session either in person or via video call using Zoom. 

1st Session!

Start to make changes and see benefits in your everyday life.

Coping with long terms conditions can help with

Anxiety future condition

Dealing with other issues

Finding like minded friends

Getting Support

Coping with Pain

Getting out of the house

Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions will I need?

It is very difficult to say how many sessions you will need.  It depends on the complexity of your problems and your willingness to work on yourself between sessions.

How can I access sessions?

You can attend your sessions in person, talk by telephone or by video link.  For video link you need to have a smart phone, a tablet, a laptop or a PC.  During the pandemic we can only offer either video link or telephone counselling.  This will continue until restrictions are lowered enough to allow us to reopen our Clitheroe practice.

Is what I say in a session confidential?

Yes, everything that you say in a session is confidential and is kept between your therapist and yourself. However, there are circumstances where information may be shared with or without your consent. If your therapist believes that you are actively suicidal, that means that she believes that you would seriously harm yourself with an intention to end your life and that this is imminent, she would share only relevant information to emergency services in order to keep you safe.

Do I have to attend at the same time/ day every time I come?

No, you can arrange your sessions at a times that both you and your therapist mutually agree to.

Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below.

For emergencies call 111 or visit your nearest hospital

07736 067 981

Clitheroe Psychotherapy Centre, 5-7 Waddington Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2HJ