My name is Freddie and I am looking for someone that can help me with fear of flying. I started being scared of heights, but, one day, my family suggested that I needed to go back to Australia to see my grandfather and father. My parents split up when I was only 16, and I moved to the UK when I was 22. I have been in the UK ever since and I am now 31. I don’t really want to see my father at all. I fear that my phobia is not actually to do with flying at all. It is an excuse. I don’t want to see my horrible father who abused my mother and who talked down to me every day.
I heard that hypnotherapy was really helpful when helping people with phobias. I want to go on a plane, but just not to Australia. But I also need to speak to someone who is a psychotherapist–someone who really understand where I am coming from. I looked at your website and I can see clearly that you are both a hypnotherapist and a psychotherapist. I have done a huge amount of work on the Internet trying to find the therapist that will be suitable for me. I think that the answer is to meet someone who is a psychotherapist and a hypnotherapist. I am not interested in Jungian psychology, Kohutian psychotherapy or alternative medicine. I would like to deal with these problems now in a caring and effective way. I want to work in Qatar and in Saudi Arabia next year; I went there to work for about three weeks, and this was about five years ago. This would be the motivation for wanting to be able to fly again. I read that motivation was really important in therapy and I have had psychotherapy before in Australia. I want to go to Saudi in particular because of the weather and I have lots and lots of male friends there.
It sounds like you have done a huge amount of work on this phobia already. I don’t like to say a huge amount when I write e-mails to clients because any of my words can be misinterpreted. However, you seem to be moving in the right direction already. If you would like to book an appointment, please ring me at 10 Harley Street on 0207 467 8564.
With best wishes
Dr David Kraft
Dr David Kraft is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice. He has two diplomas in clinical hypnotherapy and a diploma in clinical psychology. He trained at the BST Foundation and at the London School of Management Science. David is a fellow of the RSM and a member of BSCAH.