What Clients Say

I had a 4 1-hour course of hypnotherapy for a fear of flying. I flew 5 days after my last session and it was very effective. I felt I should be fearful but the fear didn’t reach me, like it was on the other side of a screen.
Nick, Wimbledon

Fear explained

For irrational fears, please see our extensive section on phobias.

Fear is a biological response to a threatening situation that a person is not expecting. Fear can be felt over life threatening situations, like a fire. However, fear can also be felt when faced with far safer experiences such as moving to a new city or starting a new job.

The main difference between anxiety and fear is that fear is based in some immediate context which prompts a ‘fight or flight’ reaction from a person. Whereas, anxiety is a far more drawn out ordeal that imbues a sometimes debilitating sense of dread or panic, and usually springs from a concern about the future.

In humans and animals, fear is determined by perception and learning and is therefore labelled as rational or irrational. An example of a rational fear would be a fear of death. Whereas an example of an irrational fear, or phobia, would be a fear of long words.

Our approach to treating fear

Therapies we often use to treat fear include CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or hypnotherapy.

Who is Pinnacle Therapy?

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About Pinnacle Therapy

—Pinnacle Therapy was founded in 2005 by Richard Reid, a highly qualified psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, counsellor and mediator practicing in London and Richmond. Learn more about Richard and Pinnacle Therapy.

Workplace Counselling Available

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We can help businesses and organisations too

Counselling and psychotherapy techniques can turn a business around, just as much as they can change the lives of individuals. Pinnacle Therapy’s business division, Pinnacle Proactive, specialises in supporting businesses.
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