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Anxiety, Fears & Phobias

Hypnosis for Anxiety

Kingston Hypnotherapy offers hypnosis combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).   

I worked in an NHS IAPT service using CBT effectively with hundreds of clients with anxiety disorders.  In my private practice I have the added bonus of hypnotherapy which definitely speeds up the process.

Anxiety can be experienced at different levels, and although most people experience some anxiety when facing particularly stressful situations (such as a speech or presentation), anxiety disorders are severe and can have a massive impact on a person's life. Anxiety can be brought on by a fear of something that happened, or what we think may happen and dread happening. It is often accompanied with racing thoughts.

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Hypnosis for Phobias

"Between the stimulus and the response there is a pause, and in that pause lies our power and our freedom" Viktor Frankl

Kingston Hypnotherapy's treatment for phobias is one of the most requested interventions. The most common phobias are fear of spiders and fear of flying and hypnotherapy can be very effective in reprogramming the subconscious automatic fear response. 

Phobias often start with a childhood misunderstanding when the child overestimates the danger associated with a particular situation eg. their mother screaming at a daddy longlegs. They are likely to conclude that the insect is dangerous.

Phobias such as agoraphobia or social phobia may need a deeper look at underlying issues to resolve them.

Testimonial: DENTAL PHOBIA: “All through my life (from 4 years old – I am now 75) I had an unreasonable but very real feeling of the fear of dentists. I used to shake and perspire; wet palms and a wet shirt were the orders of the day. Sleepless nights prior to the visits were quite usual. I saw Nicola and the fear subsided and now I am in the middle of dental treatment which is involving extractions and implants. It is a great therapy that Nicola offers and what is important…it works. I only wish I had had the opportunity to experience it sooner; it would have saved me years of unhappiness and apprehension. It is now wonderful... I have no more fear of the needles and all the contraptions that dentists use and I can talk and write about it!! What a relief not to have that black, fearful cloud hanging around.” Brian J

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EXAM CONFIDENCE: "I was really impressed by Nicola's therapy sessions, as she is really understanding, non-judgmental and friendly in approach, and provides skills and relaxation strategies to help to cope with stress and life events which can be adapted to many different situations" Caroline D