Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Therapy & Counselling
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 both physical and psychological.
Before commencing any kind of mental health support, we recommend consulting your doctor to determine any medical problems that may be contributing to your IBS.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is certainly made worse by Stress and Anxiety and although medication is often prescribed for the condition, counselling treatments 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 is often ‘hidden’
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.
Traditional Remedies Target Symptoms Only
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.
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.
Therapy & Counselling for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and stress-related problems.
Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:
- How long you have had the problem.
- Your personal preferences.
- How your problem is affecting you today.
You can read more about the different types of therapy for IBS on the following links:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Self-help CBT course for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Counselling for IBS
- Hypnotherapy for IBS
Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.
Furthermore, research also suggests that therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.
Self-Help CBT Course for Irritable Bowel Syndrome only £149!
Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, this course will provide you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your IBS from the comfort of your own home.
Click Self-Help CBT to find out more.
Free Initial Consultations for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
We offer all potential clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your Irritable Bowel Syndrome prior to starting any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various counselling 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 any therapy treatments 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.