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 Β 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 HypnosisΒ 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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“Liam was absolutely fantastic! I did a refresher course with him after not driving for over 10 years & he made me feel at ease. Very professional & experienced. Very patient & calming. Cleaned the car out before & after I got behind the wheel. Got me where I wanted to be quickly. Strongly recommend booking here 😁 xxx”


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