Being afraid of dental treatment or ‘The Dentist’ is a lot more common than many people realise, it’s just that most people don’t like to talk about it.
Fear of the Dentist
It might be that you have a fear of needles or injections and so are fearful of dental treatment as well. Or perhaps you’ve experienced painful treatment in the past. Dental phobia as it’s often known, sometimes starts as a result of a bad or unpleasant experience during a dental appointment and it’s not uncommon for people to feel trapped and not in control in the dentist’s chair, especially if they can’t see what’s going on or don’t know what will happen next.
The most effective therapy for you depends on your individual situation. Hypnotherapy can often be helpful for addressing fear of the dentist and talking with someone who is impartial and non-judgmental can help you to overcome your fears. Working with your subconscious mind, relaxation and anxiety release techniques can be taught which will enable you to develop a new calmer way of thinking and responding and leave your fear of the dentist in the past.
What to expect
The first step is to book an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your situation in more detail as well as answering any questions you may have and deciding on the best options for you. We will also do some hypnosis, if appropriate, to introduce you to hypnotherapy and help you prepare for future sessions. Many people find between 4 to 6 hypnotherapy sessions helpful for fear of the dentist and occasionally further sessions may be required.
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An opportunity to meet, discuss your situation, answer questions and decide on the best options for you.
Before your appointment
When you book your initial consultation, you will receive an email containing your appointment details, along with a link to pay the deposit which is required to confirm your appointment booking. The deposit is payable within 48 hours of booking your appointment and is refunded at or following your final session, subject to the terms in the Client Agreement. Appointments are only confirmed once the deposit has been received.
The email will also contain a link to the online information form which you will need to complete before your appointment. It is important that you provide as much detail as you can on the form because this gives me more information about what you would like help with and enables me to prepare for your appointment.
A map and travel information is also available on the locations page.
During your appointment
Your initial consultation is about building a good overview of your situation and what you would like to change. We will discuss a number of things including:
- The issue(s) that you would like help with
- Your goal(s)
- Health, medical, personal, past history and other relevant issues
- Appropriate therapy options for your situation
- Practical details and your role in the therapy process
- Self help and/or therapeutic tasks between sessions
- Answering any questions you may have
Your initial consultation also includes your first therapy session. The type of therapy used will depend on your situation, but the main purpose of this first session is to familiarise you with therapy and begin your journey towards where you want to be.
Book an appointment
For more information or to book an appointment, visit the contact page to get in touch.
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Hypnotherapy, talking therapy and NLP are effective forms of therapy, however people respond differently and therefore results may vary from person to person. Full client commitment and participation is required. Listening to CDs / MP3s and carrying out other therapy tasks between sessions is an essential part of the process and this will be fully explained during your initial consultation.