Phobias

Do you live your life in constant dread of confronting a situation/place/creature/or object?

Are you fed up of feeling frightened? Fed-up of of your fear dominating your thoughts? Fed-up of stopping you doing the things you want/need to do?

Perhaps you have a fear of flying, spiders, heights, visiting the dentist or the hospital, snakes, dogs, deep water, enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), open spaces (agoraphobia), bananas, buttons, vomiting, needles, pain, or public speaking? Perhaps it’s something else?

Perhaps it’s time to let it go.

If you’re reading this because you have a phobia, then hats off to you for being brave enough to even seek out help to tackle that horrendous blight on your life.

Yep. I know what it’s like because I lived with a MASSIVE PHOBIA for 25 years. And for all that time I was just too scared to even think about getting help for it… because I thought that meant having to confront the problem head on, face-to-face.

Instead, I let it go on and on, stopping me from having a proper life, from doing my job properly, from having relationships, from being able to even do wonderful simple things like visiting friends, going to the pub, walking in a park, or through a wood, or on a beach, or from even walking outside unaccompanied without being in constant dread. I used to cry and shake if I even saw an image of my dreaded thing. People laughed at me, and worse, pitied me.

In fact because I was so reluctant to address my phobia, it finally got addressed for me when my worst nightmare came true… and I got locked in a room – with a dog.

And that was how I ended up confronting my fears – with terror and sweating and crying and pleading and heart palpitations for 30 long minutes.

After about a week of scary enforced contact like this, I was finally free of fear. And then, how I regretted those lost years, where I had lived my life entirely enslaved to the dread of seeing a dog, and how I wished I had gone and seen a hypnotherapist, and done it in a much less traumatic way.

So if you are suffering even a fraction of the way I suffered, I feel for you and I understand you. I know what it’s like when you have to explain yourself to people who think you’re mad, or pathetic. I know what it’s like to hear those well-meaning people say “It’s alright love, it won’t hurt you” and how you want to throttle them. I know what it’s like when you feel sick at the thought of doing something where there is a risk of contact and then how silly you feel, asking people if it’s safe for you.

When you come to me for hypnotherapy treatment, you don’t have to worry about being subjected to face-to-face contact with your fear. You just relax (in my very comfy chair), listen to my voice and be guided around your mind so that we can get to the root of your fear, and deal with it mentally, in a safe environment. And we might even do some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to speed and enhance your progress along. You can conquer this!*

And the first step is to book an initial assessment (which is free), by email or call/text me on 07960 969080. It’s really an informal chat and a questionnaire so that I can get to understand your needs better and devise the best treatment for you. Treatment sessions last one hour and cost £70 for a day-time appointment, and £75 after 5pm.

I can’t express enough how good it feels to be phobia free.

I can visit my friends, sit in a pub. walk through the park and play on a beach, and I am “mum” to a fantastic Spaniel. And that, for me, is priceless.