Dear Dr David Kraft
I am looking for a psychotherapist who can helping me with my IBS. I have been to the GP and I still suffer from IBS. I get bloated, and stomach cramps; I also suffer from diarrhoea and constipation although this alternates and only happens occasionally. Te doctors said that this was all down to stress and I felt that this was the case too. When I am not at work–I am a solicitor–I do not have any symptoms at all. I love y work but it is so stressful. My GP, who is also a friend of mine and the family, suggested that I see a hypnotherapist but someone who is also trained in psychotherapy. I looked at your website and found your name. Can you treat me. I also see that you have written a paper on the treatment of IBS using hypnotherapy, and you obviously have had a great deal of experience in this form of treatment. In the paper you use hypnotherapy and use a river approach. I thought that this sounded interesting, but I don’t know much about it. My family are worried about me because this has affected my social life too. I want desperately to see a hypnotherapist now so that I can get better. So, after much deliberation, I decided to go to you, to get some help privately. I have been to a hypnotherapist in London Before. He used hypnotherapy to treat my anxiety, but the hypnotherapy, in this case, transformed me into someone who was not stressed but who had IBS. This is no good. I want to be able to cope with the stresses of life without converting it into pain or anxiety. I think that I am a little bit neurotic and I want to use the hypnotherapy to help me control this. Can you do all this? If you can help, please e-mail back. I know that the treatment might last a while but I am ready to sorry this IBS out now.
Dear Mrs F
I can certainly help. Please give me a ring on 0207 467 8564 and arrange a consultation session. In this session, we will construct a treatment programme that that suits you. When you are in treatment, you will notice an immediate difference in the way you feel. The hypnotherapy also help you to get better on your own, and I will teach you self hypnosis for you to use in stressful situations. In my experience, the hypnotherapy has long lasting effects.
Dr David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a member of the Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH), and on the General Hypnotherapy Register. He has written several articles in academic journals on the subject of hypnosis and psychotherapy integration–including a paper on the use of covert sensitization, articles on the treatment of driving phobia, hyperhidrosis, mouse phobia (in press) and IBS, and reviews of the use of hypnotherapy in the treatment of psychosexual disorders, sleeping disturbances, anxiety, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Dr Kraft has been published in Contemporary Hypnosis, the journal of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis, and in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. David runs a successful psychotherapy practice in London.