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Glossophobia (the fear of public speaking)


Glossophobia, a fairly unknown term, is an irrational fear of public speaking. This Greek term tends not to be used by psychotherapists: they tend to prefer to this problem as “performance anxiety” of the “fear of public speaking”. This condition is treated using systematic desensitization, an approach which involves working gradually towards more difficult scenarios. During the hypnotherapy, you will learn how to reduce your anxiety and to become more confident in front of others. Treatment programmes vary in length.


David Kraft

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

London Hypnotherapy UK

0207 467 8564

What is Death Phobia and how can it be treated?

Death Phobia 2

Death Phobia is also known as Thanatophobia. This is an interesting phobia in the sense that most people, in some way, fear death. Death phobia, however, is an irrational fear of dying yourself, and it is different from necrophobia, which is a specific fear of dead or dying people. The best treatment for this problem is psychoanalysis: it is only through a deep investigation of one’s fears, primordial instincts and desires that one will be able to get to the heart of this problem.


David Kraft, PhD  

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David Kraft Award Winning Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Expert

David Kraft 10 Harley Street

David Kraft is a very experienced psychotherapist who uses hypnotherapy where appropriately in his work. He has been using hypnosis for many years. His basic training in hypnosis was at the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, although he has also trained elsewhere in the UK. Principally, his training was in psychoanalytic psychotherapy; indeed, he is an accredited psychotherapist with the UKCP. In addition, he was trained by his father, Dr Thomas Kraft who was a renowned physician from the late 1950s to when he died in 2008. David is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of council for the Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine; he is also a member of council for the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH).


David Kraft continues to practise psychotherapy in Harley Street and in Enfield. Most of the work he does is private now, although he does see BUPA patients and, very rarely, some nationally-funded patients on the NHS.

I have worm phobia can you help me with hypnotherapy


Dear the London Hypnotherapy UK Team

I have been reading your blog on weird phobias and I also have worm phobia. Can you help using hypnotherapy? I am a female salesperson with a fear of worms and dirt.

Potential client x

Dear Madam


I can certainly help you. Please contact for an appointment.


David Kraft


I have Scoleciphobia which is the fear of worms. Cam you help using hypnotherapy?

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Dear Sir


I notice from the internet that you have had a lot of people contacting you with weird phobias. I have had a strange fear of worms for years. I am not going to say a lot of this forum but I think it is sexual. I love sex but I sometimes fear a man’s genitals. I first developed worm phobia on a school trip when a boy talked about me getting wet. I was only 12 and it filled me with fear. I felt that I didn’t one and that he had one over me. The more he talked to me and the more I tried to sop it, the more h made me feel wet. I was completely under his control. And now every time I see something long or resembling a penis I get wet and I feel out of control. I also fear anything that it dirty. And worms are dirty. I fear dirt in the garden and dirt on the street. I am always cleaning up dirt to cover my tracks. Thanks



Dear Jen

May I suggest contacting me privately rather than on this forum; this should help. In the meantime, more information can be found here. My work number is 0207 467 8564.


Animal Phobias


David Kraft





Treatment options for Kinemortophobia (Fear of Zombies).

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Dear Dr David Kraft

I suffer from Kinemortophobia which is the fear of zombies. Most people think that I a, crazy but I know that you have treated a huge number of phobic people and have treated some strange ones. I have seen your hypnotherapy website. I am terrified about being bitten or attacked by zombies and then turning into one for the rest of my days or eternity. I fear being near dead animales and hospital; I can’t go to graveyards or even churches. Please help. Can hypnotherapy help?

Thanks I

Dear I

I can certainly help you with their phobias. The treatment option is systematic desensitization combined with psychodynamic psychotherapy. The desensitization is employed in the hypnotherapy work. I  am sure that we can find an appointment slot for you next week. All the best


David Kraft


Key words: hypnotherapy, systematic desntization, psychodynamic psychotherapy, kinemortophobia, zombies

Myrmecophobia. I have a fear of ants. Can hypnotherapy help?


Dear Dr David Kraft

I am suffering from Myrmecophobia which is an intense fear of ants. Have you heard of it. I avoid them wherever I go. Can you help using hypnotherapy? It is a terrible phobia!!! I developed it on a fishing trip. I have a military background and I can’t tell anyone about it. But sometimes it affects my work and I have to make excuses. On the fishing trip, I came across hundreds of ants nearby. And all of them when over me when I was sleeping. I think that I swallowed several ants. And everybody laughed at me. It was disgraceful. Now I will do anything to get away from them. I even check my socks and shoes in the field. Military person. I have become a wimp when it comes to ants. I am an amazingly efficient soldier when it counts but this might even affect a promotion. I have worked up the ranks and I am now a Sergeant Major. Who has heard of that since the war. It rarely happens. I am so scared.

Dear Sir

Please contact me on email so that we can discuss this in confidence. My email address is Harley Street is dmjkraftesq@yahoo.co.uk and I use the same email for my Enfield practice.


David Kraft

UKCP Psychotherpist

Treatment of Taphophobia (fear of being buried alive) in London

Treatment options for rare situational phobias in London


Taphophobia (the fear of being buried alive)

Dear Dr David Kraft

I need psychotherapy. I have looked on the internet and found that I am suffering from a condition known as Taphophobia which is the fear of being buried alive. I have recurring dreams about it. I watched an Edgar Allan Poe film when I was a child and I have a dread that I will be buried alive and suddenly wake up conscious in a coffin. I have thought about this for many years and cremation is also not an option because I also fear waking up in a coffin and being burnt alive in the furnace. No listens and noone helps me. I understand that this is probably not the sort of thing that can be resolved in a few sessions. I have had this fear from many years. In fact, I have had it since I moved to London from Australia. The recurring nightmares are something that I have looked at with another psychotherapist but this all stopped because I went to university to study psychology, although I didn’t learn much about human behaviour on the course. And, in London, whenever I go on the London Underground, I get claustrophobic. What a terrible phobia this is! I also fear heights and trains, buses. I have lift phobia and the feelings of stress pour out of me in sweat. This causes a great deal of fear inside of me for hours. And I can’t shake it off. My last psychotherapist said that the fear of the coffin and being trapped are interconnected. I agree. I moved from being out in the open to a small flat in London. In a sense I feel that I am trapped in a coffin here in London. And I will for eternity. Please help me with this all-consuming phobia.


Dear H

Thank you for your enquiry. I would be happy to see you for a psychotherapy session in Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF. Alternatively, you can see me in Enfield. This fear needs to be tackled using psychodynamic psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy can be used at a later date. May I suggest contacting me at dmjkraftesq@yaho.co.uk or ringing me so that everything that you say can be private. The internet is not secure. I will delete your message straight away but a cached version of your message will be available for anybody to read.

Yours sincerely



David Kraft, PhD
UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor
BUPA Psychotherapist
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
Honorary Secretary of the Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM
Member of Council for BSCAH
Member of the Academic & Accreditation Committee, BSCAH
Honorary Secretary of the Mets & South Branch, BSCAH
Key words: psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, London, Harley Street



I am in London and I need help with my spider phobia

Spider Phobia

Dear Dr David Kraft

I experience a great deal of stress when I see or even think about spiders. I have used hypnotherapy before and I found it helpful for giving up smoking and reducing exam stress. I lose control when I think about spiders. I am generally a very confident person but when I see a spider I feel like I have lost all sense of control. My boyfriend has to go into the back yard first to look for spiders and he has to check the path when going towards the back of the garden. Any nook or cranny, he has to go first. I can’t go away either. I want to go to Australia and I can’t because of my fear of coming across spiders. I have a terrible phobia and I need help. I looked on the internet and found you name. I know that ou have treated lost of animal phobias before. I also understand that you are able to treat me in Enfield too. I work around Harley Street in the West End. But at the weekend I can come and see you in Enfield. Enfield Psychotherapy is just around from a friend of mine so we can have a met up afterwards.

Thanks Jen


Dear Jen

I can certainly book an appointment for you. Please ring my secretary on the  number on my website.


David Kraft

Enfield Psychotherapy

London Psychotherapy