I am looking for a hypnotherapist in central london and wondered whether you could help me here at London Hypnotherapy UK. I have had tremendous problems with the NHS. I just get put on waiting lists and I feel like I am just a number. I am not a number. I am a very anxious person who needs some personal care. Can you help me? You are probably all very busy but if you could book me an appointment soon, I would be very grateful.
It all started last year when I went to work one morning with an aching stomach. I thought to myself, ‘I wonder whether this will get worse and worse. I wonder whether I will get some horrible disease and then die of it. I started to think of the worst scenario. I started to imagine what it would be like to have to have an operation on my gut. Then I started looking at the internet. This made things worse. i went to my GP and she said that she would do some tests. I went to the hospital twice and had various blood tests and scans. Everything was ok, but I still felt terrible. I still had feelings of being cramped up and I had diarrhoea, and a feeling of being bloated. The bloating feeling was the worse. I never really had constipation, but once I took some anti-diarhoeals and they made me really constipated. I then went back to my GP. She prescribed me mebeverine which is a relaxant of some kind. I have tried peppermint oil and Chinese medicine. My GP said that I should cut out yeast from my diet, but that didn’t help. I also noticed that when I was busy at work I had fewer symptoms, but, when I travelled to work and when I started thinking about it when I got home, I was really bad. I would think my condition was getting worse and then it would happen. I think this is definitely psychological. My GP finally told me that I had IBS. She said that this occurred in most cases as a direct result of stress. Is this true. What sort of IBS have I got and hypnotherapy help me with this condition. Thanks B
Thank you for your e-mail. It sounds like you have IBS-D, the form which is diarrhoea predominant–many individuals with this form of IBS also have abdominal pain and some have feelings of being bloated too. Hypnotherapy is extremely helpful in the treatment of IBS. It has been highly successful too. I use hypnosis in conjunction with psychotherapy, and this combined approach has had a tremendous amount of success. The tapproach here, using imagery in the hypnotherapy, and support within the psychotherapeutic context, is to deal with the cause of the problems rather than to manage symptomatlogy. At the follow up too, we have had good results here at London Hypnotherapy UK.
Best of luck
Dr David Kraft, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist
Dr David Kraft (PhD) is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice. His offices are at 10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF, UK. The phone number there is 0207 467 8564. The phones are open from 9am until 10 pm on week days. The phones are also open at the weekend, although 10 Harley Street closes at 5pm. It is not open on bank holidays. Dr David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a full member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). BSCAH is a combined organization of the following organizations: BSCAH and BSMDH. He has a diploma in clinical psychology and two diplomas in clinical hypnotherapy. He has written papers in national and international journals including Contemporary Hypnosis, the journal of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis, and in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr David Kraft is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register.