Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS Counselling
Mental Health Counselling for Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Available in Wolverhampton and Online
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.
Transform Your Thinking & Overcome IBS
If you’re committed to overcoming your Irritable Bowel Syndrome problems then we highly recommend following our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul. Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required.
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic mental health counselling course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Alternative Therapy Options for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for IBS is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.
- Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.
- General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.
- Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.
Free Initial Consultations for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your Irritable Bowel Syndrome prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Buy Our Self-Help Book
The Restrictive Realities of Belief is Paul's recently authored self-help book containing everything you need to know about how mental health problems are 'realised' through the socio-cultural beliefs that we acquire over our lifetimes and what you can do to bring about effective change.
You can read a synopsis of what this book is all about on this page:
It is currently available as a 307 page A4 PDF file for just £19.99 which you can purchase here using PayPal. Your copy of the book will be sent by e-mail.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
Visit Online Counselling for more details.
Do You Have a 'Mental Illness'?
Why not try out these mental health quizzes to see if you have the symptoms of Depression or Anxiety.
These two tests are used throughout the mental health profession as indicators of mental illness.
NOTE: These quizzes do NOT diagnose mental illness, only that you have associated symptoms.
Contact Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP
I specialise in the following therapies:
I also offer a complete programme which combines mindfulness, meditation and hypnotherapy
Call Joan on: 07434 776504