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Agoraphobia - Social Phobia - Social Anxiety - Anxiety - Fear - Hypnotherapist Greater Manchester / Cheshire

Hypnotherapy in Moulton, Northwich, Cheshire, near Chester, Crewe, Runcorn, Warrington and Manchester

Hypnotherapy to Overcome Phobia / Phobias

Tranquil Spirit Hypnotherapy - Qualified and Registered Hypnotherapist

Paul McGlone, BSc(Hons)Soc, DipCD, FETC, CertED, MTSH.Dip.(Hyp), LHS


I am a hypnotherapist in Moulton, Northwich, Cheshire, near Chester, Crewe, Runcorn, Warrington and Manchester using hypnosis within hypnotherapy for a wide range of conditions including programmes to help you to overcome anxiety and phobia / phobias. We are within easy traveling distance of Altrincham, Sale, Lymm, Knutsford, Holmes Chapel, Sandbach, Nantwich, Tarporley, Tarvin, Wilmslow and other towns in the Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire, and Lancashire areas.


Treatment of Phobia / Phobias Using Hypnosis Within Hypnotherapy

The use of hypnosis within hypnotherapy can be very effective in the treatment of many types of phobia including agoraphobia and social phobia. There are a variety of approaches which hypnotherapists can use within hypnotherapy depending upon the nature of the problem. Firstly, let us take a look at the nature of phobias



Overview of Phobia / Phobias

A phobia refers to a fear of a particular object, activity or situation. People may develop a fear in relation to very different types of object. For example a phobia in relation to a particular animal is quite common eg cats, mice, spiders. Activities or situations which may become the focus of a phobia also vary enormously eg: flying, heights, getting in a lift. These are known as Specific Phobias. Other phobias may relate more to the social nature of the situation eg: fear of blushing, eating or speaking in public. These are referred to as a Social Phobia. Sometimes a Social Phobia can become generalised so that a person fears all situations in which they have to interact with others.

When faced with the phobic object, activity or situation people are aware of various distressful thoughts, emotions/feelings and physical symptoms:

  • Feelings of anxiety, panic and in serious cases terror.


  • Thoughts and feelings of a need to escape.


  • Physical symptoms such as: fast heartbeat or heart palpitations, shortness of breath, tense muscles, faintness or feeling dizzy, sweating.


  • A feeling of being out of control.


Phobias vary in how intrusive they can be in a person's life. For example, many people have a fear of heights, but they can usually avoid situations which would trigger their phobia without it impacting upon their life significantly (unless in the example it also triggers fear in related situations eg: flying. Even so sometimes people wish to overcome the phobia to overcome the restrictions which it imposes upon their life. With another phobia it could be difficult to avoid the feared object/situation in everyday life eg: traveling on a bus or train and the phobia could prove very disruptive to the person's life and well being. In such situations thoughts and feelings of fear can come to dominate the person's daily life and their energies can become focussed on the problem. They may invest much time and effort developing elaborate strategies by which to avoid the feared object/situation. Alternatively, if there is no way of avoiding the phobic object situation, they may "soldier" through the experience at great emotional, and perhaps ultimately physical, cost.

Agoraphobia is an example of a phobia which can be very debilitating for a person and the quality of their life. People with agoraphobia avoid such situations as busy streets in towns and cities, supermarkets and other large stores, theatres, etc. In the worst cases a person will feel unable to leave home, even if accompanied by a relative or friend. They will often have experienced a "panic attack" involving extreme anxiety symptoms in one of these situations in the past. Part of the problem then becomes the fear of experiencing other panic attacks in similar situations, the fear becoming generalised.

People who suffer from phobias are usually well aware of the irrational nature of their fear and will think rationally about their problem. The difficulty for them to bring about change is because the source and emotional content of the phobia is usually within the unconscious mind which is not easily accessible to the intervention of our conscious rational thoughts. This is where hypnosis within hypnotherapy can help as a hypnotherapist is able to work with you in working directly with the unconscious mind.



Some Common Phobias

This is far from being a comprehensive list of phobias but it does list the most common ones. Please also note that the technical words used to describe some phobias vary ie: there are synonyms.

Achluophobia: Fear of darkness
Achluophobia: Fear of the dark or of night
Acousticophobia: Fear of noise
Acrophobia: Fear of heights
Aelurophobia: Fear of cats
Agoraphobia: Fear of open, public places
Agyrophobia: Fear of crossing streets
Aichmophobia: Fear of needles or pointed objects
Altophobia: Fear of heights
Anthropophobia:: Fear of meeting people or society
Amaxophobia: Fear of being in or riding in vehicles
Apiphobia: Fear of bees
Aquaphobia: Fear of water
Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders
Astraphobia: Fear of lightning
Automysophobia: Fear of being dirty
Aviatophobia: Fear of flying
Bacillophobia: Fear of microbes
Bacteriophobia: Fear of bacteria
Cenophobia: Fear of empty spaces
Ceraunophobia: Fear of thunder
Claustrophobia: Fear of confined spaces
Cnidophobia: Fear of insect stings
Cynophobia: Fear of dogs
Demophobia: Fear of crowds
Dentophobia: Fear of dentist
Doraphobia: Fear of animal fur or skin
Dystychiphobia: Fear of accidents
Entomophobia: Fear of insects
Eurotophobia: Fear red; fear of blushing
Felinophobia: Fear of cats
Gephyrophobia: Fear of crossing bridges
Glossophobia: Fear of speaking in public
Herpetophobia: Fear of reptiles
Hippophobia: Fear of horses
Hodophobia: Fear of road travel
Hydrophobia: Fear of water
Hylephobia: Fear of wood or woods
Hypsophobia: Fear of high places
Iatrophobia: Fear of going to the doctor
Ichthyophobia: Fear of fish
Iophobia: Fear of poisons
Koniophobia: Fear of dust
Kynophobia: Fear of dogs
Laliophobia: Fear of speaking
Ligyrophobia: Fear of loud noises
LimnophoLygophobia: Fear of darkness
Limnophobia: Fear of lakes
Mechanophobia: Fear of machines or machinery
Musophobia: Fear of mice
Mycrophobia: Fear of small things
Mysophobia: Fear of dirt or contamination
Ophidiophobia: Fear of snakes
Ophthalmophobia: Fear of being stared at
Ornithophobia: Fear of birds
Pharmacophobia: Fear of drugs
Pnigerophobia: Fear of choking
Potamophobia: Fear of rivers
Pyrophobia: Fear of fire
Siderodromophobia: Fear of train travel
Spheksophobia : Fear of wasps
Tachophobia: Fear of speed
Telephonophobia: Fear of telephones
Thalassophobia: Fear of the sea
Thixophobia: Fear of touch
Thixophobia: Fear of touching
Tremophobia: Fear of trembling
Vaccinophobia: Fear of vaccines and vaccination
Zoophobia: Fear of animals


Hypnotherapy Programme for Phobia / Phobias

If you have a phobia hypnotherapy can help you. Please contact us for further details.
  • Programme to Overcome Simple Phobia / Fear ie: most phobias in the above lists excluding any form of social phobia. (In the case of social phobias due to their complexity a more detailed assessment is necessary and additional session(s) of hypnotherapy may be required).


    • Assessment Session (90 to 120 mins), plus two further one hour sessions of hypnotherapy. Please click here for details of fees.

Contact Details

If you feel we may be able to help you through hypnotherapy please do not hesitate to contact us. You can always telephone us for a chat without any obligation. You can phone us on 01606 590 288 or Mobile: 07904 162904 or please click here to send me a message using a Contact Form.

Our postal address is:

Paul McGlone
Tranquil Spirit,
11 Barnside Way,
Moulton,
Northwich,
Cheshire.
CW9 8PT.

"Tranquil Spirit" is only 15 mins by car from Junction 18 (Holmes Chapel Junction) on the M6 .

We are 2.9 miles/7 mins by road from Winsford Railway Station 3.7 miles/10 mins by road from Hartford Railway Station both stations being on the Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street line operated by London Midland. You can view a timetable by Clicking Here

We are 12 mins/4.6 miles by road from Northwich Railway Station and 10 mins/3.6 miles by road from Greenbank Railway Station both stations being on the Manchester Picadilly to Chester line operated by Northern. You can view a timetable by Clicking Here

There are also regular bus services from the Northwich, Winsford, Crewe and Warrington directions.


We can provide fuller directions at the time of arranging a visit.


Home Visits

If you do not live nearby and it would be difficult for you to travel to us it may still be possible for us to do a home visit if you live in the Cheshire, Merseyside or Greater Manchester areas. If you opt for this you will need to ensure the use of a room which will be relatively quiet and free from disturbance. Please contact me for further details.



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