Fears & Phobias

Stepping Stones therapists provide counselling and hypnotherapy in Billericay, Wickford, Southend and surrounding areas of Essex. We specialise in a number of ares listed below:

Fears & Phobias

Fear is a natural response and a survival instinct which warns you against certain things or conditions.
Phobia is an irrational fear of an object or situation that causes little or no danger.
These emotions, are linked to our subconscious and because they are irrational, they can often be dealt with effectively by hypnotherapy, by identifying the root cause of your phobia and enable you to react to a particular situation or object that you once feared in a calmer manner, with relaxation and visualization techniques for desensitisation and forming new habits, such as being calmer and relaxed.
Whilst we often think of spiders and snakes as most peoples challenge, I can also help you with fear of lifts ,heights ,walking across bridges, driving, flying, stairs and even overcome a fear of vomiting. If you have a debilitating phobia, no matter how unusual, I am confident that I can help you.

Fears & Phobias


Hypnotherapy taps into the subconscious mind to uncover deep-seated fears and phobias, shedding light on their root causes. It reframes negative thought patterns by replacing irrational fears with positive beliefs, fostering a healthier perspective. Desensitization is achieved through controlled exposure to feared stimuli in a relaxed state, reducing emotional intensity for a more measured response. Behavioral modification involves suggesting and visualizing new, constructive responses to fear, creating mental images of successful confrontation. Relaxation techniques in hypnotherapy alleviate overall stress, enhancing individuals’ ability to manage fears. Building confidence and self-efficacy is addressed through positive affirmations and imagery, crucial for overcoming challenges. Cognitive restructuring helps challenge and change negative thought patterns associated with fears, fostering a balanced mindset. Creating anchors during hypnosis allows individuals to trigger calm and relaxation outside of sessions when confronted with fears or phobias.

Individual sessions…………………………………£ 90.00

Of course, you need to want to make the change we can only help you if you are fully committed. So if you’re ready to see a new you smiling back in the mirror, take the next step to a better life and call today 07813824604

Fears & Fobias SOlution using  Hypnotherapy

Stepping Stones Therapies utilises hypnotherapy to address Fears & Phobias :


  1. Reframing Negative Thought Patterns: The hypnotic state enables Stepping stones therapy to work with individuals to identify and reframe negative thought patterns associated with the fear or phobia. This can involve replacing irrational fears with more realistic and positive beliefs, promoting a healthier perspective.
  2. Desensitisation: Hypnotherapy can facilitate desensitisation by gradually exposing individuals to the feared stimuli in a controlled and relaxed state. This process helps reduce the emotional intensity linked to the fear, allowing for a more measured and adaptive response.
  3. Behavioral Modification: Through suggestion and visualisation, hypnotherapy can assist individuals in adopting new, more constructive behaviors in response to fear-inducing situations. This may involve creating mental images of successfully confronting and overcoming the fear.
  4. Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Hypnotherapy often involves relaxation techniques, contributing to a reduction in overall stress and anxiety levels. Lowering stress can positively impact the individual’s ability to manage and cope with fears and phobias.
  5. Building Confidence and Self-Efficacy: Hypnotherapy sessions may include positive affirmations and imagery aimed at enhancing confidence and self-efficacy. Strengthening our clients belief in their ability to cope with challenging situations can be instrumental in overcoming fears.
  6. Cognitive Restructuring: Hypnotherapy can help our clients challenge and change negative thought patterns and beliefs associated with their fears. By altering the way they perceive and interpret situations, individuals can cultivate a more balanced and rational mindset.
  7. Creating Anchors: Using techniques to create anchors or cues during hypnosis that individuals can use outside of sessions to trigger a state of calm and relaxation when faced with the fear or phobias.

What is Hypnotherapy?

It is not what you see on stage shows….but that it is a completely natural phenomenon which is drug free and non- addictive. It is a state which is self-induced assisted by the directions of the hypnotherapist. While in a state of hypnosis you are neither asleep nor unconscious, and you are fully aware of what is happening. The technique is a way of getting through to the subconscious mind and re-programming it. The subconscious mind influences our everyday experiences and a lot of memories, good and bad are stored there, even though we are not aware of these memories, which in turn, can affect our everyday lives, even though we are not aware that the subconscious is controlling us. Most sessions are carried out weekly over a four to six week period for the best results. Except quit smoking, this is usually a one off session, lasting a couple of hours.

What can Hypnosis Do For You?

Hypnosis can be used to improve your general functioning and make you feel better mentally and physically and also make positive changes in the way you think and feel about yourself.

Hypnosis can help with :

Stress and anxiety
Self-esteem and confidence
Panic attacks
Sleep problems
Weight control
Pain control
Quit smoking
Exam nerves/Driving test nerves
Plus many other physical or emotional issues.

What can Hypnosis Do For You?

Hypnosis can be used to improve your general functioning and make you feel better mentally and physically and also make positive changes in the way you think and feel about yourself.

Hypnosis can help with

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is hypnotherapy?

A: Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach that utilizes hypnosis to induce a trance-like state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility. In this state, individuals may be more open to suggestions that can help address and overcome various psychological issues, including fears and phobias.

Q: Can hypnotherapy really help with fears and phobias?

A:Yes, hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective in treating fears and phobias. By accessing the subconscious mind during a hypnotic state, therapists can work with clients to reframe negative thought patterns and associations related to the fear, promoting positive change.

Q: How does hypnotherapy work for fears and phobias?

A: Hypnotherapy typically involves relaxation techniques to induce a trance-like state. Once in this state, the therapist can explore the root causes of the fear or phobia and work on changing the individual’s response to the triggering stimuli through suggestion and visualisation.

Q: Is hypnotherapy safe?

A: Yes, hypnotherapy is generally considered safe when conducted by a trained and qualified professional. It is a collaborative process, and individuals cannot be made to do anything against their will. The therapist serves as a guide to help individuals explore their subconscious and make positive changes.

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Stepping Stones was founded by Elizabeth Rose, a qualified counsellor & hypnotherapist. Operating primarily from her home practise in Billericay, Stepping Stones now consists of numerous qualified therapists that focus on 4 core areas.

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