Fears and Phobia Treatment - Online and Sussex

  • Has a fear or phobia taken control over your life?

  • Do you feel silly or think you are being made fun of because of it?

  • Do you feel like you are missing out?

Whatever your situation, Hypnotherapy and EMRD/Eye Movement Therapy can be very fast and effective phobia treatments.

Is phobia ruining your life? EMDR is an effective phobia treatment

What would it feel like to be free of your fear/phobia?

Clients usually tell me  "It would change my life…" and, after the treatment "I don't know why I waited so long to do something about it"

What is a Phobia?

A phobia is defined as an intense and irrational fear of a specific object, situation, place, feeling or animal that is out of proportion to the actual risks posed by the object or situation. Most phobias develop in childhood brought on by a traumatic event, but they can also develop in adults.

Common phobias and fears include heights, flying, highway driving, closed-in places, flying insects, snakes, and needles. However, we can develop phobias of virtually anything.

Phobia sufferers will typically experience intense levels of anxiety, sometimes leading to panic attacks, either when confronted with the specific situation/object or when anticipating it.

Phobia Treatment

When working with phobias, I use 2 very powerful, fast and effective therapeutic techniques:  EMDR/Eye Movement Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy.

I may suggest one or the other depending on the type of phobia, it's history and client preference, or I may combine both.

In just a few sessions, I will help you to

  • Process any negative past experiences and remove the emotional response associated with them
  • Create a new positive template in which you are able to respond to the feared situation/stimuli appropriate
EMDR is a powerful and effective Phobia treatment

Turn your phobia into a thing of the past and start enjoying the life you want to live.

Fear of Public Speaking

“I had suffered with severe anxiety about public speaking for many years and it only seemed to be getting worse. I went to see Christine and she made me feel so comfortable. After 4 sessions with her, my fear of public speaking has completely gone. I had to participate in an assessment day a week after our final session that involved speaking in front of a group (something that I usually wouldn’t be able to do) and felt completely confident! Would highly recommend to anyone that is suffering with something similar. She has completely changed my life and I feel heaps more confident day-to-day. Thanks Christine!”

Ellen L.

“Dear Christine, I came to see you about needle phobia and I don’t know how to thank you enough. I have now self injected 4 times, such a milestone and life change for me getting through the barrier”

Brenda

Cancer patient

I had hypnotherapy online with Christine for a Needle Phobia, which I have had since childhood.

I had my first blood test today 29th June, which I had done with no sweats, no panicking, no legs wiggling & no tears & wanting to go home. So I would like to thank her very much for giving me  my freedom from having a PICC line in my arm. All the best.

Sue G.

EMDR for Phobias

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a safe and non intrusive evidence based therapy best know for the treatment of PTSD.

However, EMDR can also be used as an effective phobia treatment.

When using Eye Movement therapy to treat a phobia, I will ask you to identify the first time you had an encounter with the phobic object or situation, as well as the worst time, and the most recent time. You will work through each of these situations, before working on an imagined situation in which you encounter it in the future.

Clinical Hypnotherapy for Phobias

When using hypnotherapy, my preference is for the well-established Rewind Technique.

The Rewind Technique is a comfortable and effective phobia treatment that can greatly reduce, and even remove, traumatic or phobic symptoms quickly through relaxation and guided imagery, all without even having to talk about the details of the traumatic incident(s) in question. The rewind technique originated from NLP and is also known as the visual/kinaesthetic dissociation technique.

To find out more, simply contact me via email or call 07790 339 574

Available in-person and online

Common Phobias

Phobias are grouped by the source of the phobia into:

  • Animal phobias (e.g. snakes, spiders, insects, dogs)
  • Natural Environment phobias (e.g. heights, storms, water)
  • Blood-injection-injury phobias (e.g. needles, going to the dentist, blood)
  • Situational phobia (e.g. airplanes, elevators, enclosed spaces)
  • Other phobias (e.g. choking, vomiting, loud sounds, etc...)
  • Agoraphobia, fear of open and crowded spaces
  • Acrophobia, fear of heights
  • Aerophobia, fear of flying
  • Arachnophobia, fear of spiders
  • Astraphobia, fear of thunder and lightning
  • Autophobia, fear of being alone
  • Claustrophobia, fear of confined or crowded spaces
  • Glossophobia, fear of public speaking
  • Hemophobia, fear of blood
  • Hydrophobia, fear of water
  • Ophidiophobia, fear of snakes
  • Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • Trypanophobia, fear of injections
  • Zoophobia, fear of animals

Ready to find out more?

Simply contact me via email or call me on 07790 339 574.