Irritable Bowell Syndrome


This condition is characterised by abdominal pain or discomfort which is associated with bowel movements. Individuals may experience bloating in their stomach, constipation or diarrhoea, or both interchangeably.

It is essential that medical advice is sought from a General Practitioner (GP) in order to discount any serious underlying medical conditions before hypnotherapy for IBS is considered.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests that IBS sufferers maximise their relaxation and leisure time. This can be aided by the use of hypnotherapy relaxation techniques.

Further, NICE suggest that hypnotherapy, psychological therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) should be considered for people whose IBS does not respond to medication (NICE Guidance CG61, 2015). www.nice.org.uk

I offer each of these psychological interventions and a treatment package would be developed to address your subjective experience of IBS.