Hypnotherapy for Fears & Phobias

Struggling to manage your fears or phobias? Solution-focused hypnotherapy can be a great tool for the management of many fears and phobias, from claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) to acrophobia (fear of heights). Find out more about how it works below.

How Does Hypnotherapy Work for Fears and Phobias?

Solution-focused hypnotherapy provides a structured, evidence-based approach to tackling fears and phobias. Through deep relaxation techniques and positive visualisation, I gently guide your mind to reframe its response to what you fear. As sessions progress, you’ll notice a shift in how you perceive and manage situations that once seemed overwhelming.

In addition, solution-focused hypnotherapy equips you with valuable cognitive tools. These practical techniques become a natural part of your toolkit for handling challenging situations. The result is a sense of empowerment as you navigate through life with newfound confidence. Solution-focused hypnotherapy offers you a structured path to regain control and better manage your worries and anxieties.

What To Expect From Hypnotherapy Sessions

Initial Chat

Our journey starts with an insightful initial conversation about your goals and aspirations for positive change. After this, I’ll establish a personalised treatment plan.

In-Depth Talk

In our sessions, we engage in solution-focused discussions exploring strengths, successes, and steps for desired outcomes. Focusing on the future, not the past.

Hypnosis Phase

Enter the relaxing hypnosis phase, where your subconscious mind becomes receptive to positive suggestions to reframe negative thought patterns.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy For Fears and Phobias

  • Efficient and Lasting Results: Solution-focused hypnotherapy offers a streamlined approach that can help you achieve positive changes in a shorter timeframe compared to traditional therapy methods.
  • Targeted Approach: By focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on the problem, you quickly learn effective coping mechanisms, empowering you to manage your fears and phobias with confidence.
  • Reduced Anxiety Levels: Hypnotherapy aids in lowering anxiety levels, promoting relaxation, and enabling you to approach your fears and phobias from a calmer, more centred state of mind.
  • Empowerment Through Self-Hypnosis:  You may use self-hypnosis techniques that can help you manage anxiety and fear outside of sessions, leading to increased self-reliance.
  • Personalised Support:  Solution-focused hypnotherapy is tailored to the individual, ensuring that each client’s unique needs and triggers are addressed, leading to more effective and sustainable results.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Managing fears and phobias through hypnotherapy can have a profound positive impact on daily life, allowing you to pursue activities and experiences previously hindered by your anxieties.

What Kinds of Fears and Phobias Can Hypnotherapy Treat?

Here are just a few of the most commonly encountered fears and phobias. I offer customised treatment plans to assist you in managing any fears you may be facing, whether they’re related to driving, public speaking, or any other challenges you’re dealing with.


  • Social Anxiety (Social Phobia): Alleviate the discomfort and anxiety associated with social interactions, enabling you to engage with confidence in various social settings.
  • Flying Phobia (Aerophobia): Change your relationship with air travel to feel a sense of calm and clarity, allowing you to explore new destinations.
  • Fear of Heights (Acrophobia): Manage your fear of heights and experience the thrill of elevated views, whether it’s from a skyscraper, a mountain, or even an amusement park ride.
  • Spider Phobia (Arachnophobia): Replace panic with a sense of calm and control when faced with spiders, allowing you to navigate your environment without unnecessary distress.
  • Agoraphobia (Fear of Open or Crowded Places): Learn to regain your confidence to venture into open spaces, public areas, or unfamiliar environments without experiencing overwhelming anxiety.
  • Claustrophobia (Fear of Enclosed Spaces): Find comfort and ease in confined spaces, whether it’s a lift, a crowded room, or any situation where you once felt trapped or panicked.

Ready To Make A Change?

Free Consultation

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Book Appointment

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1st Session!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between fears & phobias?

Fears are natural, temporary responses to perceived threats, while phobias are intense, irrational fears that can be debilitating. While fears are common and manageable, phobias are exaggerated and disruptive, often requiring specialised treatment like solution-focused hypnotherapy to manage.

How does hypnotherapy help with fears & phobias?

Solution-focused hypnotherapy helps by guiding you into a deeply relaxed state where your subconscious mind becomes more receptive to positive suggestions. This enables you to reframe and reprocess the way you perceive and respond to your fears, leading to a more balanced and empowered outlook. It’s a safe, non-invasive approach and you remain in complete control throughout the entire session.

Will I be exposed to my phobia during a hypnotherapy session?

At no point during a hypnotherapy session will you be exposed to your phobia. Exposure is usually done by you when you feel ready to do so after learning the correct mindset and coping techniques.

How many sessions will I need to see results for my fear or phobia?

The number of sessions needed can vary depending on the individual and the specific fear or phobia being addressed. However, solution-focused hypnotherapy is designed to be efficient, and many clients begin to notice positive changes within a relatively short timeframe.

What if my fear or phobia is deeply rooted in a past experience?

Solution-focused hypnotherapy is effective for addressing fears and phobias, even those rooted in past experiences. By focusing on positive solutions and harnessing the power of your subconscious mind, we can work towards reframing and overcoming the impact of past events.

Can I learn self-hypnosis techniques to manage my fears outside of sessions?

Absolutely. As part of the process, you’ll learn valuable self-hypnosis techniques that empower you to manage your fears independently. This provides you with a powerful tool for maintaining progress and confidence beyond the sessions.

Can solution-focused hypnotherapy be combined with other forms of therapy or treatment?

Absolutely. Solution-focused hypnotherapy can complement other forms of therapy or treatment you may be receiving. It’s always important to inform your hypnotherapist about any other therapies or treatments you’re undergoing for comprehensive care.

What Can Hypnotherapy Help With?

Whatever you’re facing right now, I’m confident I can help you by using the most up-to-date solution-focused hypnotherapy techniques. Here are a few of my specialist areas:

Meet Your Hypnotherapist

Zoe McAlpine

Hi! I’m Zoe, a solution-focused hypnotherapist on a mission to help you achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. With a genuine passion for guiding positive transformations, I’m here to be your partner in growth. Let’s work together towards meaningful change and a brighter future.