Phobias and Fears

A phobia is an irrational, intense, persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, or people. The main symptom of this issue is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. When the fear is beyond one’s control, or if the fear is interfering with daily life, then it would normally be diagnosed as a different type of anxiety.


Why do I have this phobia?

Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders. 15% of the population suffer from phobias. Some of the common ones are:


  • Fear of Flying
  • Fear of Dentist
  • Fear of Insects
  • Fear of Wasps and Bees
  • Fear of Birds
  • Fear of Injections
  • Fear of Spiders
  • Fear of Vomiting
  • Fear of Hospitals
  • Fear of Travel Sickness

Why do I have this phobia?

When an individual has a phobia, the fear can be immeasurable.  It is so deeply set in the subconscious mind that it overpowers rational normal thought processes.  The basic feature of any phobia is a conflict between conscious and subconscious processes in the mind.  Hypnotherapy is an efficient agent in alleviating phobias, because it allows the therapist to communicate with these thought processes and change the pattern.

injection-13802935-transIf you do suffer from a phobia of any kind, the original fear can usually be traced back to early childhood. This is called an ISE (initial sensodysing event).  Example:  a child sees their mother or father frightened of spiders, and then decides this is an appropriate behaviour, so the phobia begins and becomes deeply embedded within the subconscious mind:  i.e. learned behaviour.

What causes a phobia?

It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events and internal predispositions.

Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Using hypnotherapy we can remove the emotion from that event, allowing a different response to be installed.

"Imagine being free from the torment and terror your phobia causes you, no longer a prisoner to your irrational fears"

Thank you for all your help before I went on my trip to Australia. The journey was excellent and I felt no fear which I am sure is because of your help–Anne, Woodham

I played tennis yesterday and for the first time in 20 years had no return of the old, debilitating feelings. I feel so calm and confident, it is truly unbelievable–Paula, Mitcham


My programme is designed to:

  • Give you the ability to eliminate irrational phobic reactions
  • Reduce the response of fear to the stimulus which created the problem
  • Allow you to go about your daily life without thinking about your old phobia