Do you want to make sense of your pain?

Make the first steps towards change using our interactive Free Guide: From suffering from, to living with chronic pain.

Living with chronic pain can be a perplexing and often distressing experience. For many, the journey is marked by a lack of understanding and a feeling of helplessness.

Pain is incredibly complex. There are so many facets and variables that influence our pain experience, many that can be outside of the realms of our understanding. Many early understandings and messages we learned as a child about what pain is are no longer relevant when pain becomes chronic.

The way we think about it, the way we cope with it, and the messages we take from others must all be altered to reflect new science to treat or manage our pain well.

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Better understand your pain, yourself and your journey

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Take the first steps towards positive change for chronic pain management

Consider the impact of pain across your entire life, not just your health


A new model to understanding pain

The pain-avoidance cycle

How to identify areas that require more balance (based on what is important to you)

How to live well with pain

How to set goals & actually achieve them 

How to show yourself compassion


I'm Dr Amber Johnston

At HMP, we believe there's a significant difference between suffering from chronic pain and living well with it, but so many people are stuck in their suffering.  This is what we intend to change!

As a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, I've dedicated my career to working with countless individuals battling chronic pain. Witnessing the struggles and triumphs of my patients has fueled my mission: to help those with chronic pain lead better, more fulfilling lives! Understanding your pain is the first step in transforming your relationship with it.


“Not only do I get a scientific reasoning with my therapist, I also get a very logical explanation to my emotions and we work through it together. I have been with Healthy Mind Psychology for 18 months and the experience has helped me understand my challenges so I can begin to move forward.”

Patient Seen For:Patient Seen For:Nocioplastic Chronic Back Pain

“I was shown how to cope with the issues I was going through, and through these strategies, I learned to help manage my condition. I find Healthy Mind Psychology an important part of my ongoing mental health and pain management, and continue to have sessions on a regular basis.”

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“Through therapy, I have honestly gained my life back. Amber and Healthy Mind Psychology has helped so expertly with addressing and healing my physical pain and medical issues, and at the same time taught me how to navigate my emotions and thoughts in a healthier way. More importantly, rather than resolve those issues for me, she has given me tools and changed my outlook so that I feel so competent in dealing with things on my own.”

Patient Seen For:Patient Seen For:Fibromyalgia

“Amber has managed to change my whole perception of pain and how to cope, and also helped me to understand how my condition is exasperated by stress and living life with high anxiety. With her extensive knowledge, research, and reading, I now understand not only my condition, how it arrived and above all, myself.”

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A Guide to Making Sense of Pain  
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This eBook is crafted to demystify the complexities of chronic pain and how you can use psychology to better manage or eliminate it. It's not just about the 'what' and 'why' but also the 'how' - how you can shift from a state of suffering to one of active, informed living.  Packed with information and exercises, this workbook is intended to help you find a pathway to recovery, either on your own or in conjunction with professional support.

This ebook aligns with the layers of therapy in pain management. Which includes...

  1. Creating a Safe Space: The book begins by establishing a foundation of trust and validation, crucial for any therapeutic journey.  We will show you our experience and share our specialist knowledge about the new models of pain understanding.
  2. Skill and Resource Development: It then progresses into helping you develop skills and tools for physical and emotional coping, equipping you with practical methods to manage pain.
  3. Biopsychosocial Formulation: The third layer delves into how you can gain a personalised understanding of your pain, considering the intricate interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors.
  4. Individual Therapy Work: Lastly, the book addresses the role of deeper, individual therapeutic work, with worksheets that allow you to focus on specific personal challenges and strategies for managing them.

2023 Dr Amber Johnston