Almost everyone has some situation or experience that they are fearful of. For most people these are minor inconveniences - when that fear is severe enough to cause intense anxiety and interfere with everyday living, it is time to seek some help.

The good news is that the combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy has a long history of treating fears and phobias and there’s a huge amount of research that shows it can be extremely effective.

The beauty of using hypnosis is that you can work through your fears in your imagination, so you remain in complete control of the situation and see results quickly. The model I use is called Systematic Desensitisation. Our sessions will also help you to address and rid yourself of the underlying thoughts and beliefs that cause your fear and phobia.

As a result, you will develop new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that will free you from the fear and anxiety that has been holding you back.

I treat clients for a wide range of fears and phobias, which tend to fall into three categories as detailed below:

Social anxiety/phobias:

  • Fear of social situations

  • Fear of blushing

  • Fear of sweating

  • Fear of trembling

  • Fear of stuttering

  • Fear of public speaking

  • Fear of confrontation

  • Fear of business meetings

  • Fear of criticism

  • Fear of rejection

Fears related to acute anxiety or panic attacks:

  • Fear of being or going insane

  • Fear of a heart attack or physical illness through anxiety

  • Fear of choking or suffocating

  • Fear of vomiting

  • Fear of death (due to intense anxiety)

  • Fear of losing control

  • Fear of fainting or collapsing

  • Agoraphobia - fear of not being able to escape to a safe place or person

  • Fear of loss of bowel control

Fears of objects, situations or activities:

  • Fear of flying

  • Fear of dogs or other animals

  • Fear of spiders

  • Fear of surgery/needles/blood

  • Fear of general anaesthetic

  • Claustrophobia - fear of confined spaces (e.g. elevators)

  • Fear of public transportation

  • Fear of driving (usually after a traffic incident)

  • Fear of the tube/underground

  • Fear of exams

  • Fear of being alone

  • Fear of the dentist / dental surgery

  • Fear of heights

  • Fear of injections

  • Fear of the dark


Contact Me:

Kate Mayor

The Life Academy Wellbeing Centre

3b Greenhill Park



EH10 4DW

07817 529 269