The Fight-Flight-Freeze response has been extremely useful for humans in dangerous situations and assured the survival of the species. However, when the unconscious mind erroneously interprets entirely manageable situations or objects as a mortal danger and it stops us or blocks us from leading a 'normal' life then this is something that needs to be addressed. Often people suffering from phobias know that the response is irrational and identify themselves as being illogical which makes things even worse.

 

I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY WORKED WITH PEOPLE WHOSE FEAR HAS BEEN CUED BY THE PRESENCE OR ANTICIPATION OF SPECIFIC OBJECTS OR SITUATIONS INVOLVING THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

  • Flying
  • Heights
  • Animals (incl. insects, marine life)
  • Needles
  • Blood
  • Driving
  • Claustrophobia
  • Agoraphobia

 

I ALSO WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS WHERE THE FEAR IS MORE GENERALISED AND CATEGORISED AS "SOCIAL PHOBIA", WHERE THE FEAR IS CUED BY THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:

  • Initiating or maintaining conversations
  • Participation in small and/or large groups
  • Dating
  • Speaking to authority figures
  • Attending parties

 

Cognitive Hypnotherapy Treatment Plan for Specific Phobia

  1. Assessment (where we explore core beliefs around the specific threat, personal vulnerability, uncertainty and meta-cognition)
  2. Rational Response Builder
  3. Hypnotherapy for Specific Phobia
  4. Hypnotherapy for Risk and Uncertainty Innoculation
  5. Techniques for stress reduction: EFT, Mindfulness, Self-Hypnosis
  6. Hypnotherapy Booster for Specific Phobia

Fee: £75 for first fifty minute appointment; all subsequent fifty minute appointments £65.

Location: Southwark (Waterloo) and Covent Garden