When phobias start getting in the way of life, it is time to seek help. There are two types: general and specific. All are irrational and have the emotion of fear attached to them.
Examples of a general phobia might be a fear of all public transport, whereas a specific one might be the Underground in particular. Or, a general fear of heights, as opposed to a specific phobia of ladders.
General phobias are approached in a similar way to anxiety and lack of self-confidence. Hypnotherapy seeks to lower the general level of anxiety in a person’s life, and to move the perception of the phobia to the rational part of the brain so the triggers can be assessed more logically.
Specific phobias are usually easier and faster to resolve, having a more targeted situation on which to focus.