Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), is a very common issue that a great many of our clients suffer from.  IBS can be exacerbated by anger, anxiety, depression and/or stress.  Research has shown that there is a very strong link between the physical symptoms of IBS and our emotional responses.  Essentially, if you are having problems dealing with an event in the past or the future, or perhaps even struggling with day to day life, then your chances of being susceptible to IBS symptoms are increased dramatically.  They can be abdominal pain, discomfort around the whole stomach area, bloating, and changes to your bowel habits.

Although the medical professions concede that there is no actual cure for IBS, there are many treatments that can relieve the symptoms.  There is absolutely no substitute for medical care but once a GP has examined you and is happy that your symptoms are, at least in some part, stress related, then clinical hypnotherapy can help.

                When a client comes to see me about IBS, they tell that it rules their life.  They can’t go into town, visit their friends, go out for a walk without planning the whole route, just in case they get caught out.  In short, it can ruin a person’s life for the period that the IBS is at its most active.

                Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy can help with the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression therefore it makes sense to see that if IBS is at least in some part stress related, then it must also be able to alleviate the symptoms of IBS.  We work on reducing the ‘stress bucket’ allowing for a more calm, relaxed attitude to all parts of our social life giving you back the intent you need to move on with confidence and happiness.