Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS
IBS Counselling in Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is relatively widespread and it is estimated that 20% of people will suffer from it at one time or another.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome may be caused by either physiological (body chemistry) factors as well as psychological factors.
Before commencing any kind of psychotherapy, we recommend consulting your doctor to determine any medical problems that may be contributing to your IBS.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is certainly exacerbated by Stress and Anxiety and although medication is often prescribed for the condition, psychotherapy treatments aimed at resolving the Stress or Anxiety are often the most effective ways of alleviating the symptoms.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms
There are a number of symptoms associated with IBS and one, or several, of the symptoms may be present at any one time.
Typical symptoms are:-
- Abdominal cramps
- For women pain in the left side during sex
- Gurgling stomach
- Loss of appetite
IBS can be Embarrassing
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition that may remain “hidden” or is not spoken about or consulted for due to the often embarrassing symptoms that are associated with it.
Whilst the media is making efforts to “normalise” our view of the condition, irritable bowel syndrome may be more widespread than originally thought due to this reluctance to talk about it.
If YOU suffer from irritable bowel syndrome then you will already know how limiting the symptoms can be and how it can affect your ability to get on with your life.
The symptoms can be very unpredictable and intrusive and Irritable Bowel Syndrome has a reputation of being difficult to treat.
There are numerous “cures” and “remedies” available in the market place but the one common approach taken with all these solutions is that they target the symptoms and seem to totally ignore the cause of the problem, or at least the contributing psychological factors that may be causing it.
Whilst these remedies may provide temporary relief, the sufferer is unlikely to ever be free of the symptoms as the cause of the problem remains unresolved, often an inability to deal with Stress or Anxiety.
Please note that before engaging in any course of treatment, it is advisable to seek medical advice to ensure all other possible causes of your symptoms have been ruled out.
Change Your Limiting Beliefs and Beat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If you’re committed to overcoming your IBS problems then you really can’t do much better than by following a course of CLB with Paul.
Changing Limiting Beliefs is a psychological training programme that teaches you everything you need to know to make the necessary changes to your unhelpful thinking styles and any maladaptive safety behaviours you may have developed.
FREE Initial Consultations for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your Irritable Bowel Syndrome. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Thinking Errors Associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS problems may be made worse by any number of common thinking errors that people tend to ‘suffer’.
You can find out more about each of these by clicking on the links below:-
- Catastrophising – Making mountains out of molehills
- All or Nothing Thinking – Ignoring the middle-ground
- Fortune Telling – Trying to predict the future
- Mind Reading – I know what you’re thinking!
- Emotional Reasoning – Feelings aren’t facts
- Overgeneralising – Always, Never and Everybody
- Labelling – Successful / Failure
- Imperative Thinking – I need to, I have to and I must
- Confirmation Bias – He didn’t mean I was good because I know I’m not
- Processing Positive Experiences – I didn’t really deserve that Nobel Prize
- Low Frustration Tolerance – It’s too hard I can’t stand it / I can take it I’m worth it
- Personalisation – it’s always my fault when things go wrong
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