Anxiety Hypnotherapy in London

Tim Grimwade Dip CBH, MNCH (Reg.), Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist in MAYFAIR, BISHOPSGATE, CLAPHAM and via SKYPE

The official Website for Tim Grimwade, Cognitive Hypnotherapist in Central London with practices in Mayfair (near Bond Street Station), Bishopsgate (near Liverpool Street Station) and Clapham (near Clapham South Station; consultations also available via Skype. I specialise in Anxiety reduction and coaching Assertiveness and Behavioural Freedom to help my clients thrive, free from their old anxieties and stresses.

From fear of particular animals to flying, heights or enclosed spaces phobias are so common but also so treatable. Cognitive-Behavioural interventions have an outstanding record when it comes to helping people overcome their fears and the additional use of hypnosis enhances the rate of improvement and the profundity and permanence of the change.

Some of the signs and impacts of a Phobia

As with the manifestation of anxiety, phobias can be characterised by the disproportionate response to a relatively modest stimulus. In the case of phobias the response is fear in the face of an unthreatening prospect and can lead to avoidance of situations, animals, objects etc. People with a phobia usually seek help to conquer their fear when it has begun to have a negative impact on quality of life, or holds them back from enjoyable experiences. Someone who has a phobia of aeroplanes and flying may avoid this type of travel, therefore missing out on many positive experiences.

When you are missing out on some of the good things life has to offer because of a phobia it's time to take action. The only regret will be that you didn't do it sooner.

Some of the different Phobia Categories

For many years records have been kept of examples of the objects of phobias and subsequently categorised by type. Hear is a selection:

  • Situational type phobias - fear of flying, enclosed spaces such as lifts etc.
  • Natural environment type phobias - fear of thunder, heights, being underwater etc.
  • Blood/Injection/Injury type phobias - fear of needles, blood, operations etc
  • Animal type phobias - fear of dogs, cats, snakes, spiders etc

Additionally, there are a couple of stand-alone phobia categories - Agoraphobia (with or without panic attacks) and Social phobia (this is distinct from social anxiety and is to do with fears of appearing foolish, clumsy or shameful in front of others and can encompass fears of public speaking etc).

All phobias listed are very treatable and respond extremely well to hypnotherapy.

Treatment with Hypnotherapy

Overcoming a phobia is all about desensitisation. The client has a chance to consider then systematically engage with and, finally, embrace the object of their phobia within a completely safe environment. This is one of the most repeatable and prolifically successful interventions in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy offers the ideal and optimum medium for its delivery.