From driving on wide open roads like motorways, to using bridges, driving through busy urban streets or even making specific kinds of manoeuvres (such as overtaking), a fear of driving or a driving phobia can be many different things for different people.
But whatever stimulates or amplifies the fear, a fear of driving can become quite debilitating and have a dramatic impact on the quality of ones life.
And whilst safety and avoidance strategies are often used by the sufferer to reduce or control their anxiety or even panic, this often stimulates frustration and anger in other drives which only serves to exacerbate the problem.
Over the past decade or so, using a mix of Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) we’ve helped thousands of clients identify and deal with the root cause of their fear of driving and at the same time, to cultivate a much greater sense of physical relaxation, mental calmness, self-confidence and self-belief whenever they are driving.
In the treatment of a fear of driving, it is important to understand that consciously trying to control fear through rational thought alone can prove to be extremely difficult. The reason is that what we focus on we tend to amplify, so trying to think our way out of a fear of driving can lead to us creating evermore anxiety provoking thoughts, which can only serve to increase the symptoms.
And many of our clients try the complete opposite of this strategy - they look to avoid any situation where they expect to experience the driving conditions that they fear most. Of course, this in of itself can also exacerbate the problem by making the fear so much worse and preventing us from moving past the fear.
The reason why we’re successful at helping clients to resolve their fear of driving is because we work across both the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind.
Through Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), we work with a clients unconscious mind, or more specifically their belief system, memory and imagination.
Through the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy we also work at a rational and logical level and the combination of the two can be very powerful indeed.
Add a little wisdom and that most scarce of resources within the therapeutic environment - common sense - and we can help you ensure that all that old unwanted fear that has had so much control over you, comfortably becomes a thing of the past.
For most clients we would look to see them between two and three times - appointments last up to 2 hours with costs ranging from £185 - £300 per session depending on which therapist they are working with.
You can find out more about each therapist and their respective skills by clicking on the button to your right.
So if your are interested in overcoming a fear of driving now, call The Therapy Lounge now on 020 7485 5745 or complete the Quick Enquiry Form on the right hand side of this page.
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* We provide testimonials to help you gain confidence about how we work and results we achieve - please remember that results may vary from person to person.