It is normal to feel fear and anxiety when presented with a real threat to life. A phobia however, is an irrational over reaction to something that may pose no real threat at all e.g bird, dogs, cotton wool, spiders the list is endless.
There are lots of different reasons as to why and how phobias develop and you may have no idea how it started or even remember when.
Phobias can be ‘simple’ and might be helped in as few as three to six session or they may be ‘complex’ and this may require longer term work.
Some people wake every morning with feelings of anxiety and they are unable to identify a cause. Some people suddenly start to feel anxious and have no idea why. This is because the cause of the anxiety is outside of their conscious level of awareness. Hypnotherapy can be used as an endeavour to uncover the unconscious causative factors and bring about a resolution or help you to view things in a different way.