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Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapy for Phobias

 Appointments Available From Monday 5th August 2024

Monday - 5pm and Thursday - 10:15am - all fortnightly appointments

If booking for smoking/vaping cessation - this is only a one-off 1.5 - 2 hour session and so I may be able to fit appointments in for this at different times during the day to those listed above, so please get in touch to enquire about availability for these sessions

 

 
 

Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapy for Specific and Complex Phobias

Special Half Price Offer until 19th July 2024

 

What are complex and specific phobias?

A specific phobia is characterised by an intense, irrational fear of a specific object, situation, or activity. This fear is disproportionate to the actual danger posed the phobic stimulus and typically leads to avoidance behaviour. Common examples include, fear of spiders (arachnophobia), flying (aviophobia), needles (trypanophobia)and public speaking (glossophobia).

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A complex phobia differs from a simple phobia in that they typically involve a more intricate set of triggers or associations. For example, a fear of heights may not be a simple phobia as it is difficult to define the edges to it i.e. how high is high for the phobia to be felt, is it only when high on certain things e.g. scared of the height of a roller coaster but not scared of being in a plane up in the air. Complex phobias are more difficult to specifically define.

Both types of phobias can cause significant distress and can interfere with day-to-day functioning as individuals may go to great lengths to avoid encountering the feared object, situation, or activity. This can manifest as physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, trembling, sweating, shortness of breath, panic, and dread,

Simple and complex phobias require slightly different therapy: -

Simple – This usually consist of four sessions: - (1) Initial consultation – this will involve information gathering about what you are looking for help with and provision of some enlightening and useful information about how the brain works, (2) a session of relaxation using hypnosis, (3) The use of the Rewind technique to remove the phobia and (4) A Reframe session.

Complex – these usually take longer to treat (usually 8-12 sessions – sometimes more). We will have an initial consultation session where I will gather information about the phobia and provide some enlightening and useful information about how the brain works. Subsequent sessions will involve 30 minutes of talking therapy and 30 minutes of hypnotherapy to resolve the problem.

In solution-focussed hypnotherapy, the approach to addressing phobias is to focus on your desired outcome and empower you to make positive changes. Rather than dwelling on the origins or causes of the phobia, I will work with you to identify goals and strengths and then use hypnosis and other techniques to help you to achieve your goals.

What does it cost?

Simple phobias- £300 for 4 sessions

Complex phobias – usually takes up to 8-12 sessions (sometimes more). 

  • Pay as you go sessions - £80 
  • Block of six sessons - £400 (buy five sessions get the sixth free)
  • This also includes a free initial consultation session

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