Hypnotherapy for IBS in Coventry, Warwickshire and the West Midlands
It is estimated that 15% of the population of the UK have IBS. Symptoms include: diarrhoea, constipation (or a fluctuation between the two), abdominal pain, bloating, increased flatulence (wind), decreased energy levels and nausea. The cause is not yet fully known. Not surprisingly, it can lead to feelings of anxiety and stress as the symptoms can be very uncomfortable, unpredictable and potentially embarrassing. However, it is known that anxiety and stress can worsen the symptoms, so a vicious cycle can be created.
In 2008 NICE, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, produced NHS guidelines for GP’s and consultants treating patients with IBS. They confirmed that Hypnotherapy had proved helpful to a significant number of people and as a result, it is now recognised by the NHS as a viable treatment. In 2010 the BBC News reported on recent studies of Hypnotherapy used to treat IBS.
If you have been diagnosed with IBS by your GP or a hospital consultant, Clinical Hypnotherapy can help to reduce your symptoms by teaching you to relax in a way that will reduce your bowel’s response to stress and anxiety. It can also help by changing your perception of the pain you experience so that you feel it less. In this way, the vicious cycle can be stopped, leading to more comfort, more control and subsequently more confidence.
I am unable to treat anyone who has self-diagnosed IBS, as the symptoms may be indicative of other conditions which may need medical intervention. Therefore, if you feel you have IBS, it is important that you consult your GP first. Once your GP has confirmed the diagnosis, I will be very happy to work with you to bring about the improvement you are hoping for.
I work from home in the South of Coventry, which is also easily accessible from Warwickshire and elsewhere in the West Midlands. I have a comfortable, ground floor therapy room, which allows me to give individualised therapy in a sensitive, professional and confidential way, using my years of experience as a Nurse and Nursing Sister – and my skills acquired as a Hypnotherapist. There is ample parking available.
The cost of treatments is listed on the Prices page.
Please telephone or email me to discuss any queries you may have. I am always happy to talk to you and advise as necessary.