Fear of Blood, Needles & Injections

Does the sight of needles or blood bring you out in a cold sweat? Do you feel anxious or fearful at the thought of having an injection or blood test?

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Many people are fearful of blood or injections and for some, the fear is so intense that it can prevent them from visiting their doctor in case they might be asked to have a blood test. It can even prevent some people from going on holiday if travel vaccinations are required.

Fear of Needles & Injections

Nobody likes having injections, but they are a normal part of life and most of us will need an injection or blood test at some point during our lifetime. When we have a fear of something, particularly if we’ve had that fear for a long time, our mind can start to exaggerate things and it can seem a lot worse than it actually is. What is, in reality, a minor event with perhaps a few seconds of mild discomfort, can become a terrifying experience which seems to last a lot longer.

Which therapy?

The most effective therapy for you depends on your individual situation. Many people have found hypnotherapy helpful for addressing fear of blood, needles or injections 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 responding and leave the fear behind 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 blood, needles or injections and occasionally further sessions may be required.

Looking for more information?

You can find more information and answers to some of the questions that people often ask on the FAQs page. Details of costs and therapy session packages is available on the Fees page.

"I never thought I would feel this confident around needles and if I were to be told I needed an injection now I don't even think I'd be bothered!"

RC, Leeds

Initial Consultation

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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