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Fibromyalgia

We provide assessments and interventions for needs related to fibromyalgia in children and young people.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition which is often characterised by unexplained chronic pain and fatigue.

There are a number of indicators which may suggest that a child or young person could benefit from having an assessment or intervention surrounding their needs as fibromyalgia can impact on:

Fibromyalgia affects people in different ways, and when related needs have been identified, they can then be addressed to help the individual to be happy, safe and ready for life’s challenges.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

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Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion



Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.


Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.



How are needs related to fibromyalgia assessed?

Needs relating to fibromyalgia can be assessed with or without a formal diagnosis, and can usually be categorised into; cognitive and mental health needs. At HSR Psychology, we can support pain management through psychological techniques through our mental health support, but we do not assess physical symptoms.

Full history

A full history will be taken, this will include the development of needs and how an individual is affected. The history will also look at any existing reports and input which has been provided.

Cognitive needs

Cognitive needs can be assessed through a full cognitive assessment, or through an assessment which focuses on a specific area, such as attention or memory. Identifying areas of needs will allow our team to work with the individual to implement support strategies and techniques.

Mental health needs

Mental health needs associated with fibromyalgia can include, anxiety and depression. Mental health needs can be assessed through a clinical interview or questionnaires.

Specific assessments used will vary between individuals and the needs being assessed, potential assessments can be discussed during the Initial Discussion.

What happens after an assessment?

After an assessment the information will be collated to show an individual’s strengths and needs. After an assessment, a report can be delivered with the findings and may include recommendations. 

Following an assessment, our team members might recommend a bespoke intervention to target specific areas of needs, or to focus on coping strategies using identified strengths. 

Understanding fibromyalgia in more detail, including the brain’s pain pathway, and learning how to use appropriate strategies helps children, young people and those around them, which is why we offer psychoeducation of needs to parents/carers and education staff.

What interventions do we support?

Our team support many interventions. Such interventions to support needs related to fibromyalgia can include:

To allow them to best support the child or young person, we provide consultancy and recommendations to adults. To find out about interventions which we can provide and support, please contact us.

Arrange an Initial Discussion

Arrange an Initial Discussion to find out how we can help. The initial discussion lasts 1-1.5 hours, comes with a written recommendation summary and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Fibromyalgia can impact multiple areas of an individual’s daily life, in particular with areas related to cognition and mental health. Identifying the individual’s needs sooner can ensure that effective interventions are delivered in order to provide strategies and techniques. To arrange an initial discussion, or to discuss your needs further, then please contact us to speak to a team member.”


What makes us different

Access to a named psychologist

Focus on mental health and wellbeing

Joined-up approach

Bespoke services to meet needs

Multidisciplinary team

Holistic approach

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Flexible, consistent, and competitively priced

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Make a referral

To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Contact us

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email office@hsrpsychology.co.uk

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