Frequently Asked Questions

Here are many of the questions patients ask us about phobia treatment

We know that before deciding to book your appointment you may have some questions. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions. If you can't find the answer here click here to contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions or call us on 0203 086 8444

What Our Patients Say

  • My freedom from claustrophobia has finally given me the prospect of being able to travel & explore new places, I'm finally free from the stress, fear & anxiety which had accompanied me for so many years.
    - Rowena

  • Hi Paul,

    WOW, what can I say! You have truly helped Cara conquer her phobia, which would have of effected her for the rest of her life. Many thanks.
    - Seamus (Cara's father)

  • Dear Paul,

    Thank you a thousand times for giving me my life back. The best thing I ever did was pick up that phone & dial your number. Thank you so much.
    - Jenny

  • Hello Paul, Previously it was just an impossible dream due to the fear & panic of what may happen. I lost the fear & now feel total elation. Thank you so much for giving me a new life.
    - Kim

  • Dear Paul,

    Words can't express how much your help has changed my life. I feel so happy, confident and free now.
    I look forward to my future.
    - Bronwyn

  • Hi Paul,

    My friends could not believe how well I coped and I was so thrilled with myself.
    Thank you so much!!!
    - Pauline x

  • Hi Paul,

    I came to you on Friday. And I'm sorry I haven't been in contact sooner, I have just been thinking of the right words. I guess what I want to say is, Thank You!
    - Rose

  • Hi Paul,

    I cannot put into words how grateful I am to you. I feel so comfortable in my own skin and I'm excited about the future. Thank you for giving me my life back.
    - M.L.

  • Hello Paul, I thought I would send you a message about how I'm doing. After seeing you, my life has completely changed. I wanted to say Thank You. You have no idea how much your advice has helped.
    - Mr A. S.

Can my fear or phobia really be cured?
Will this work for anyone?
How many appointments will it take to get rid of my problem?
How will you help me overcome my fear or phobia?
Will I have to have hypnosis?
What will happen during my session?
Will I go to sleep while in hypnosis?
Will I lose control while under hypnosis?
Do I have to do anything before I can come and see you?
Do I need to bring someone with me?
Where do I have to go to see you?
I can't travel can you come to me?
Can this make my problem worse?
I have had my problem for years can you still get rid of it?
I don't know what originally caused my phobia, can you still get rid of it?
What does it cost?
Do you offer a guarantee?
What is NLP?
Is what happens confidential?

Does this replace medical treatment?


Can my fear or phobia really be cured?

Yes in nearly all cases it can. We have a very high success rate with people of all ages no matter how long they have had their problem. We believe that it is possible for anyone to change as long as they want to change and are prepared to do what it takes to make life better. This isn't through waving a magic wand but by helping you change the aspects of behavior that cause the fear. Because your fears and phobias are a learnt behavior they can be stopped and something better put in its place. Like anything else once you learn how to stop your fears it becomes easier to feel calmer and more relaxed.

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Will this work for anyone?

Yes this can work for anyone who is prepared to listen and take on board the easy work that we do together. Change is much easier than you think and first thing someone has to do to change is start doing something different to what you have done before. The reason some people have their problems is because either they keep looking at things in the same way or they've continued thinking about things in the same way. The time when people change is when they start to do things differently. Its is not enough to just want to change you have to do something about it. That's when change becomes easy and natural.

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How many appointments will it take to get rid of my problem?

Treatments are usually done as an initial 2 hour appointment with a 1 hour follow up appointment. The follow up appointment is an important part of the process used to check the progress that you are making and to make any further changes or do any additional work if required.

Because everyone is different some people may require additional appointments / treatment in order to help them overcome their fear and in those cases it may take more than two appointments to make improvements. If this is the case and we think a client may require further treatment we will advise the client of this and it is always the clients choice as to whether they chose to continue treatment with us.

Also if we believe that a different form of therapy or treatment may be better suited or more effective we will let you know your options so you can make an informed choice.

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How will you help me overcome my fear or phobia?

We use NLP and hypnotherapy. These are very effective and safe methods that have been used for many years and have been proved to be one of the quickest and most effective ways for people to overcome fears and phobias. In addition to this I was not only trained by Paul McKenna and Richard Bandler (Co-creator of NLP) I also work with them on Paul McKenna's public training courses teaching people to do what we do.

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Will I have to have hypnosis?

No, if you decide that you would prefer to get rid of your problem without hypnosis that we have other methods that we can use.

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What will happen during my session?

During your session you will be asked some simple questions about what the problem is and what you want. At times we will talk about some stuff and at other times you will asked to do some simple things and notice how you feel different. Everything will be explained before hand and if you have any questions there will be opportunity to ask what ever you want.

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Will I go to sleep while in hypnosis?

No hypnotic sleep is very different to normal sleep. Many people describe it as feeling very relaxed while being aware of what is going with a sense of focus while other people say that it feels very similar to having a lovely day dream where you can think more clearly and easily think of solutions.

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Will I lose control while in hypnosis?

NO, hypnosis is about giving you control back and putting you in control of your life.

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Do I have to do anything before I can come and see you?

You will be asked some simple questions about what you want also a very simple brief medical history will be taken about your general health this may be done over the phone or you may be sent some forms to complete and return before your initial appointment. Any information taken is held in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the data protection act. For addictions and similar treatments payment is required before any work starts unless special arrangements have been made to pay on the day. Other than that for all normal treatments payment can be made at the end of your initial appointment.

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Do I need to bring someone with me?

You are more than welcome to come on your own or with someone else. If you want someone to sit in with you during your session that's completely fine. My only request is that they must remain quite while we are working together and if they start interrupting or become distracting they will be asked to wait outside. With any clients under the age of 16 we require that an appropriate adult (normally a parent or guardian) is present during the whole of your appointment and we are unable to see under 16's without a suitable adult present.

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Where do I have to go to see you?

Appointments are available in South Buckinghamshire with very easy access by road and main line train station. And at our main clinic 10 Harley Street London.

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I can't travel can you come to me?

Yes I can travel to see clients but obviously the cost is dependant on the distance and time involved traveling to you. Please call us on 07768 877 719 to find out more or discuss the options available.

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Can this make my problem worse?

While we do have a high success rate we have to be honest and say yes there is a very small risk in that very occasionally when people have built themselves with high expectations that the problem is going to instantly disappear they can feel deflated if they didn't get the result or as good a result as they were hoping for. And although we don't make the problem any worse than it originally was the disappointment they felt about having spent money and not getting the desired result can make it feel worse due to not having achieved their expectations. And while that only happens in a very small percentage of cases the best way from preventing that from happening is by realizing that no one can wave a magic wand and make the problem disappear with out either you allowing us to help you by following our suggestions and actually doing something yourself to change how you think, feel and respond.

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I have had my problem for years can you still get rid of it?

Yes we can help you to get rid of your problem no matter how long you have had it. Some people wonder if they can change as they have had their phobia or fear for many years and ask me it this will work for them as well. We have helped people who have had problems for over 50 years to find freedom from their fears.

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I don't know what originally caused my phobia can you still get rid of it?

Yes, whether or not you know what originally caused your phobia it can still be cured.

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What does it cost?

We believe that are fees are very competitive and aim to provide our clients with great value. From time to time we do have special offers and the fees vary around the country please click here for our current fees and details on any special offers available.

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Do you offer a guarantee?

Sometimes people ask if we offer a guarantee. Unfortunately this is not possible due to the fact that we are dealing with human behavior and the only person responsible for the behavior is the individual. So for obvious reasons we are unable to offer a guarantee about the results be we will always do our utmost best to help you. There are some people that offer guarantees but often they make it so hard to get your money back people give up, so if you are thinking of going with one of those other companies offering a money back guarantee our advice is to make sure that you know exactly what their terms and conditions are for getting your money back.

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What is NLP?

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) has been described as the owners manual for your brain. It is a very simple, practical and extremely effective way of enabling people to change quickly so that they begin to generate new patterns of behavior.

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Is what happens confidential?

Yes all work is completely confidential and testimonials are only used with the clients full knowledge and permission.

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Does this replace medical treatment?

NO this is NOT a replacement for medical treatment. We advise that where appropriate you seek suitable medical advice from your GP or other appropriately qualified medical practitioner. We are not medical doctors nor do we make any claim as such. We do not prescribe nor give out any form of medication. What we do is educational and is designed to teach you to have more control over your own experience, how you react to things and how you feel in various situations.

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