“After a lifetime of spider fears and a realisation that I was now passing my fears to my son, I finally felt it was time to seek help. I wasn’t sure what to expect from hypnotherapy but I was willing to try if it may help my phobia . Elizabeth’s treatment was tailored to my specific situation, she was instinctive and perceptive and incredibly personable. I felt at complete ease with the process, which I also found very relaxing . After one session I already noticed a difference, being able to walk into my shed at home ( an unthinkable task before hypnotherapy). After a few more sessions I felt an overwhelming sense of calm and bravery with regards to my previous fear . I could calmly remove spiders from my home and not feel terrified that any dark crevice may harbour a creepy crawly.
My initial wish which was to live harmoniously with spiders and other insects. I had no desire to pick them up or pet them however just to be able go about my life without the fear that they may crawl on me or fall on me. I am now able to take a glass or tissue and move them out of my house which has given me a tremendous sense of relief. I recently removed an extremely large house spider from my son’s bedroom whilst he was there. I did it in a calm and fuss free manner which also made him react calmly. He later told me how proud he was that I was no longer afraid of spiders.
If you have any kind of phobia you will understand the terror and unease it can put on you when faced with your fear and how it really can hinder your daily activities. I feel thankful and relieved that I have finally rationalised my fear and it is all due to Elizabeth’s wonderful technique and ability to tune into my own personal needs . Thank you Elizabeth for your help and support. I am so happy that you helped me conquer my fear” (Susan, Stansted)