Fear of Driving And Phobias

Fear of Driving And Phobias:

A fear of driving should not hold you back from work or family opportunities. There are many driving phobias or fears. Some of the more common ones are:

  • Driving on motorways
  • Over bridges
  • At night
  • Parking in underground car parks
  • Driving alone
  • Driving in bad weather
  • Driving to unknown places

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While the list could be endless and unique to you.

We have partnered up with Sarah Wade of Southsea Hypnosis  to help you.

Phobia Treatments:

There are 3 basic treatment for phobia’s:

  • Medication
  • Talking therapy’s
  • Hypnotherapy


They all have different levels of success.


Medication is the least useful of the 3 for treating any type of phobia and probably the worst for a driving phobia.


As driving instructors we are all aware of pupils who might try something like a beta blocker before a driving test but this is not a long term solution.

A medicinal treatment will have some kind of side effect and is certainly not a long term solution.



Talking Therapy's:

Talking therapy’s can cover a awful lot of ground.

Some of the more effective ones will be cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Mindfulness can help.

Most driving instructors will tend to practice exposure therapy as a way of treating phobias.


This can be extremely effective as it addresses the route cause of the problem.

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Because there is a problem for which a client is receiving hypnotherapy help. The removal of the blockage can impact in other areas of a clients life. This might be improved sleep, the ability to relax and a general sense of wellbeing.

How We Can Help:

By partnering with Southsea Hypnosis so we can address the route cause of any problems by hypnotherapy.

A call to Sarah on 07859 877065 or email her at sarah@southseahypnosis.co.uk and this will allow us to say exactly how we can help you.

Immediately after the hypnotherapy session you can be out in a dual controlled car with an experienced driving instructor in a very controlled environment.


Our Driving Courses

We are proud to offer individually personalised driving lessons for beginners and experienced drivers

Our qualified, professional instructors want to get you driving in a relaxed and positive atmosphere where you will enjoy learning to drive properly.


Learner Driver Courses

Our friendly and experienced driving instructors will guide you through all of the stages of passing your driving test.

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Refresher Driver Training

Want motorway experience or never driven in the UK? We will help you to become safe and confident on the road again.

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Taxi Training

You are much more likely to pass your taxi test if you have some training beforehand. We know what the examiner is looking for.

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“I had Liam as an amazing  Instructor who managed to give me in just a week the strength an knowledge to pas my Blue Lamp Trust test. Very calm he explained to me all Highway code safety rules and the reason they exist, many times without getting nervous i did not get it in first time. I will recommend Liam to new and becoming private hire drivers to make the streets safer. Very fun and friendly and always patient. Great diving teacher, don’t forget DRIVING-PRO with LIAM will make your dreams come true!!!”

Florin Neculaie

“I was very impressed with Liam and his ability to convey instructions and advice in a calm, measured manner at just the right level for me to be able to digest and implement all I was being told.  I was seeking instruction in anticipation of completing a Blue Lamp driving assessment and was particularly impressed with Liam’s approach in getting me to inform him of areas In my driving I felt were weak and needed tweaking alongside his professional observations and amendments to my driving as whole.”

After thirty years of driving it was of great help to have somebody reinforce all details that made me a smoother, safer driver that I had lost over the years; and to do it in a way that was never judgemental but was informative and considerate.

I came away feeling how useful it would be if maybe everybody chose to have an evaluation of their driving every once in a while.

Dave Webster

“Very professional easy going and understanding to my specific needs. Clearly has years of experience in this field. Highly recommend, for first time drivers or like myself an experienced driver that needs to take a separate driving assessment to allow me to further my chosen career.”

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