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Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy for IBS

Amanda Tooms has been a member of the Southcote team since September and is delighted to add CBH for IBS as a service that she offers at Southcote.


  • Do you suffer from IBS?

  • Are you fed up with feeling bloated?

  • Are you in pain after eating certain foods?

  • Does it impact your mood?

  • Do you feel uncomfortable most of the time?

  • Do you avoid certain situations?

  • Do these symptoms sound familiar?

  • Do you wish you could feel better?


IBS is common and research shows that 1 in 5 people in the UK develops IBS at some stage in their life.



So, what causes IBS?

In short, a combination of complex factors.  One of the most recent clinical findings is the gut-brain connection.  How we think, feel, and behave can have a profound impact on what we experience physically.  What this means without being too clinical, is that we essentially have two brains, one in the head and one in the gut – and yes, they are very much connected. A transport system carrying cargo from A to B and B to A!


Are you ready to discover more and start your cognitive behaviour hypnotherapy (CBH) for IBS journey?


What do I need to know?

  • CBH for IBS is a treatment programme that typically takes between 6 to 12 sessions. The sessions are weekly and form a treatment plan that is specific to each client’s needs.

  • Weekly sessions are 50-60 minutes long.

  • Fee for a 6-session treatment plan is £420.  This can be paid in full or weekly at £70*

*if paying weekly, clients understand that to benefit from CBH for IBS they need to attend at least 6 sessions.

  • Clients should have a diagnosis of IBS from their GP.

  • Clients are expected to do some homework between sessions, including a self-hypnosis tape recorded in session(s).

  • Treatment programme can be booked through Southcote Reception.


Example of Treatment Plan:

  1. Assessment and case formulation

  2. Medical assessment

  3. Assess features of IBS attacks

  4. Assess living circumstances and lifestyle.

  5. Assess client’s strategies for coping with IBS.

  6. Cognitive assessment of IBS.

  7. Identify treatment for IBS or other disorder the client is currently receiving.

  8. Assess motivation for psychological treatment.

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