Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be a debilitating and long-term problem. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 5 are affected by IBS in the UK. Hypnotherapy is recognised by NICE (The National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as a useful therapy for helping to manage this condition.
Alexandra Gibson uses a mixture of Gut Directed Hypnotherapy and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy to help with IBS.
There are three main types of IBS:
IBS- D: IBS with diarrhoea
IBS- C: IBS with constipation
IBS-M: IBS with a mixture of diarrhoea and constipation
What does Gut Directed Hypnotherapy involve?
Your first meeting is an initial consultation where you can discuss in depth how you are suffering and what we can do about it. Alexandra will look at the connection between the gut and the brain. She will also give you a recording to listen to and a relaxation technique to practise.
Subsequent sessions are a mixture of talking therapy and hypnosis, where we discuss your progress and use different techniques including visualisation and hypnosis to help you.
Most people need between 6-10 sessions.
If you experience any change in bowel habits, you should always consult your GP first.
Request an initial appointment with Alexandra Gibson, Solution Focused Hypnotherapist >