Phobias & fears
Self esteem issues
OCD & Compulsions
Phobias and Fears
Are you suffering from a
fear or a phobia ?
Matthew has been helping people to
overcome their fears and phobias in the Wellingborough, Northampton,
Kettering and Bedfordshire areas for over 14 years using
Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. He
has recognized that there is some confusion between a phobia and a
Phobias are often called fears and fears are
often thought of as phobias but they are quite different from each
obvious focus on danger to us and our fear is proportional to the
danger towards us.
Fear is a rational emotional and physical reaction to an
obvious danger and tends to subside when the trigger moves
away or after continued exposure without the person
experiencing any harm.
Are irrational, excessive reactions to often non dangerous objects
animals or situations yet they cause huge amounts of anxiety, heart
pounding, tremors, shortness of breath, dizziness etc.
Most Phobias are not directly related to the
cause of the emotion, they are 'symbolic of it'.
Phobias are a
symbolic representation of an internal anxiety.
Although some Phobias appear to serve an obvious purpose (fear of
fire, drowning, heights etc.) others seem to make no sense at all but as
strange as some phobias seem your mind thinks they are all serving an
Intellectually understanding your phobia is not enough
to cure it, conscious understanding of
phobias produces no real relief from phobic responses e.g. shaking,
feeling faint, panic, palpitations, sweating etc.
It is an unfortunate fact that Phobias
prevent many people from doing what they would love to do in their lives,
holidays abroad due to flying phobias, eating certain foods due to
(a fear of being sick) from a fear
of spiders (arachnophobia) to not being able to speak in public
(glossophobia) phobias can effect peoples lives in many ways.
contact Matthew for an initial consultation ?
01933 625 770
Will I be exposed to my
phobia during treatment ?
No , at no time will
you be expected to deal with your phobia directly. No Emetophobic
will be made to watch people being sick or spider phobic have giant
spiders crawling all over them.
Can everybody be cured of
their phobias ?
A great number
,approximately 90%, of Matthew's clients have overcome their fear
and got rid of their phobias Yes.
What other types of therapy does
Matthew use to treat phobias ?
As a professional therapist Matthew uses several different
forms of therapy including C.B.T. (Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy) and Analytical Hypnotherapy to help his clients, depending on each
individual case and their requirements. Some of them use hypnosis,
some of them don't.
Why should I choose Matthew as my therapist?
You may be looking at several choices. Please read
the website and
get a feel for the way Matthew works within his Practice - as a
Professional Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Matthew has
worked successfully with several thousand clients for over his 14
years as a full time Therapist.
Can I bring someone with me to the
Yes of course if you want to.
How many sessions will I need?
Very simple symptoms such as stopping smoking or losing weight
can be dealt with very quickly, sometimes in just one single
session. More 'deep rooted' anxieties or problems such as phobias can take more
sessions or a course of sessions to gain the desired results.
Mondays: 1pm to 7pm
Tuesdays: 8.30am to 8pm
Wednesdays: 8.30am to 7 pm
Thursdays: 8.30am to 8 pm
Fridays: 8.30am to 6 pm
Saturdays: 9am to 3pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: Closed
Initial consultation: FREE
Skype sessions: £40 per session
Psychotherapy / Hypnotherapy /
CBT: £75 per session
Stop Smoking session: £247
(one session needed)
Weight loss: Full Shrink weight loss programme: £395
(5 sessions + 3 CD's)
Ashgrove Health Clinic, 13 Lancaster Street, Higham
Ferrers, Northamptonshire, NN10 8HY
Wellingborough, Kettering and Bedfordshire