Phobias and fears

 A phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. 

Some common phobias are:

  • Flying, lifts or heights

  • Spiders, creepy crawlies or other insects

  • Darkness or crowded places

  • Needles, dentists, doctors or similar ‘white coat syndrome’

I've not listed all the vast number of fears and phobias that exist as it's possible to have a genuine phobia regarding almost any object or circumstance. Whatever your own phobia may be, the fear which you feel when confronted by it is entirely real. Phobias are actually fairly common – affecting more than 10% of the population.

When we are fearful of something, our natural response is to avoid it. However, this often reinforces the fear and can lead to difficulties in everyday life. Common symptoms are dizziness, breathlessness, nausea or a sense of unreality. These can occur through exposure to the feared object or situation or by simply thinking about it. 

I have seen a lot of people who want to live their lives free from their phobia's. We can work together to greatly reduce or completely eradicate your fear. using a combination of hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).