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The Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic
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Treatments - Symptoms and Issues

Many of the problems that the people who consult Peter have are symptomatic of an underlying 'anxiety disorder'. It is the cause of the 'anxiety disorder' that gives rise to the symptom(s) - although very often the cause of the disorder creates more than one symptom(s).


Some symptoms associated with an anxiety disorder are so commonplace that they are generally assigned their own 'disorder' label.


For example, six major types of anxiety disorder have been formally recognised, each with their own distinct symptom profile:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Panic Disorder (Anxiety Attacks, or Panic Attacks)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobic Disorder (Phobias)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Further details on the above disorders, and also other symptoms that may be caused by an underlying anxiety disorder and respond to treatment, may be accessed below.


In general, there are two approaches to therapy using Hypnosis:

  • Suggestion type therapy, directed towards removing or lessening the symptom(s).
  • Analytical type therapy, directed towards locating the underlying cause(s) of the anxiety disorder - and once found, the effects (symptoms) created will go.

So if there is something, anything, that you are doing that you really wish that you didn’t – but, try as you might, you just can’t stop yourself. Or if there is something that you really would like to be able to do, but, somehow, you just can’t bring yourself to do it. Just speak to Peter....

Note. The issues below are indicative of the issues that can be helped. To find out how Peter can help you just e-mail Peter to arrange an appointment for your free initial consultation:


An addiction can be thought of as being a powerful, sometimes overpowering involvement, to which you turn for security when you fail to find better gratifications in the rest of your life. All addictions, whether to substances, people, or activities, are essentially psychologically similar. They operate according to the same psychological principles, having similar patterns, causes and solutions.

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

Reliance on alcohol to get through life's daily challenges can become very distressing, confusing and frustrating - undermining your self confidence, and holding you back in your: career; job prospects; friendships and relationships. And once an alcohol drinking problem starts, it can become progressively worse over the weeks, months and years - and increasingly adversely affect the person in more and more situations, and in their health

Anger & Rage

Most people who consult with what they call "anger issues" are worried because they can be so irritable - and their reactions and responses are out of proportion to whatever is causing them to be so angry and irritable. And they often take out their anger and irritation on those who are closest, or most important, to them in their life, whether in relationships, the home or the workplace. And afterwards they typically feel remorseful, guilty and ashamed. But you don't have to be like this - Peter's unique therapy will put you back in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, such that your anger issues are now something that you USED to have - and don't have any more !

Anxiety Disorder

Outlines the symptoms associated with the 6 types of formally recognised anxiety disorder.


Anorexia (or Anorexia Nervosa) is an Eating Disorder where a person keeps their body weight as low as possible by dieting, vomiting, using laxatives or excessively exercising.


Anorexia often develops out of an anxiety about body shape and weight that originates from a fear of being fat or a desire to be thin

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder (or BED) is an Eating Disorder where a person feels compelled to overeat - the person regularly loses control of their eating, and eats large portions of food all at once, until they feel uncomfortably full, and then aftterwards they often feel upset or guilty about having 'given in to temptation' - yet again.


People who binge eat consume very large quantities of food over a short period of time, even when they are not hungry. Binges are often planned in advance and can involve the person buying "special" binge foods. Binge foods can typically be one specifiic food (e.g. custard cream biscuits), or a specific food type or genre (e.g. Chinese take aways).


People who binge eat feel they have no control over their eating. They often binge eat in private because they feel embarrassed, guilty or disgusted with their behaviour both during and after they have finished eating.


Blushing, an embarrassing reddening of the face in response to an emotional trigger, is often combined with anxiety in social situations, fear of public speaking, fear of meeting people, and the inability to communicate well in work or social situations. Blushing is a very common and debilitating problem. Once this problem starts, the problem can gradually become worse over the weeks, months and years (e.g. worse in duration, intensity and frequency of blushing), and it can begin to affect the person in more and more situations, such that the associated anxiety keeps building until the problem takes over their life.

Brain Fog

Brain fog is a general term for a set of symptoms that affect the cognitive processes. Also known as Mental fog, or Clouding of Consciousness) is not a medical condition in itself, but rather brain fog occurs as a common feature of other conditions - giving a person difficulties in processing information and remembering things. Brain fog affects sufferers to varying degrees and with varying frequency, but people commonly report that it's the most debilitating part of their illness.


Bulimia, or more correctly Bulimia Nervosa, is an Eating Disorder where you sometimes lose control and eat a lot of food in a very short amount of time (binging) and are then deliberately sick, use laxatives (medication to help you poo), restrict what you eat, or do too much exercise to try to stop yourself gaining weight.

Eating Disorder

A number of Eating Disorders are identified and  discussed on this page that may be helped by Peter's therapeutic hypnosis treatment.

Emetophobia (fear of being sick)

People who suffer with Emetophobia , or who have a fear of being sick, find it hard to enjoy a normal lifestyle and are constantly having to deal with a series of irrational thoughts and emotions associated with their fear of vomiting or their fear of being close or near to people vomiting or being sick - because of their sick phobia. Using methods now widely used in the UK people can be helped to recover from years of suffering in a matter of weeks. 

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Many people have worries from time to time. However some people find it hard to control their worries. They have feelings of Anxiety where their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives. GAD is a long-term Anxiety condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event.

HOCD (Homosexual OCD)

Sometimes called Sexual Orientation OCD or just HOCD. This is a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, where the sufferer is troubled by recurring and intrusive thoughts and doubts about their sexual orientation. It is a very distressing condition - and can be helped.

Insomnia (Difficulty Sleeping)

Insomnia is a common name for sleep problems where it can be difficult to get to sleep or difficult staying asleep for long enough to wake feeling refreshed the next morning. It's a common problem thought to regularly affect around one in every three people in the UK, and is particularly common in elderly people.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a condition from which it can be hard to find relief using a medical approach, but which can be greatly helped, and often cured, by using Hypnontherapy. Hypnotherapy is now used to treat IBS effectively and safely in some hospitals in the U.K.

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive activity. OCD symptoms can range from mild to severe. For some people it can be merely a mild irritation, or inconvenience - but for others it can take over their life and lead to the breakdown of relationships.

Panic Disorder (Anxiety Attacks, or Panic Attacks)

Formally recognised as an Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety Attacks, or Panic Attacks, can have a very debilitating effect such that sufferers deveop Agoraphobia (an extreme or irrational fear of public places) because they are afraid to leave home because they fear having an Anxiety attack (or Panic) away from safe, familiar, surroundings.

Phobic Disorder (Phobias)

A Phobia is an irrational, unrealistic or exaggerated fear response to a specific trigger object, activity, or situation that in reality presents little danger. If a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organise their life around avoiding the thing that's causing them anxiety, thus converting the Phobia into a fear. As well as restricting their day-to-day life, this can also cause a lot of distress.

Problem Drinking

Reliance on drinking alcohol and Problem Drinking, also known as Alcohol Use Disorder, or AUD, to get through life's daily challenges can become very distressing, confusing and frustrating - undermining your self confidence, and holding you back in your: career; job prospects; friendships and relationships. And once an alcohol drinking problem starts, it can become progressively worse over the weeks, months and years - and increasingly adversely affect the person in more and more situations, and also in their health, and can lead to a premature and unnecessary death.

Problem Gambling

Problem gambling (or "ludomania", but usually referred to variously as "gambling disorder" "gambling addiction", "compulsive gambling", or "gambling addiction compulsion") is an urge to gamble continuously despite harmful negative consequences for the gambler, others, their loved ones, and/or the community, despite the gambler having a strong desire to stop. Problem gambling can be helped and the above link features a video of a client with gambling addiction (now an ex-gambler), talking about his hypnosis therapy treatment at the Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic.

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an extreme anxiety disorder that can occur in the aftermath of a traumatic or life-threatening event. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares about what happened, hypervigilance, startling easily, withdrawing from others, and avoiding situations that remind you of the event.

Sexual Assault Help Therapy

Many victims and survivors of a sexual assault do not report the assault to the authorities or talk to anyone about the assault. Instead they choose to try and get on with their lives and try to ignore what is in fact a very severe, disturbing and traumatic experience for them. They might be able to just carry on with their lives for a while but eventually the incident 'comes back to haunt them', and they experience a form of PTSD and many problems as a result, such as: tearfulness, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sexual problems and flashbacks. These victims and survivors of a sexual assault can be helped.

Sexual Problems

Many people experience sexual difficulties at some point during their life. While some sex problems resolve themselves, some do not, and professional help may be required. Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for many sexual issues and sex difficulties.


Many people do find it very difficult to relax - these people don't know how to relax and find that they simply just cannot 'switch off' and tend to be preoccupied with thoughts about things they have done in the past, or will be doing in the future, or are just generally very active and 'busy' all the time - potentially adversely affecting both their relationships and their sleep.

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

Social anxiety disorder (Social Phobia, or Social Anxiety) is a persistent and overwhelming fear of social situations. It's one of the most common anxiety disorders, and often manifests itself as excessive shyness and withdrawal from social situations or interaction.

Smoking or Vaping

There tend to be two types of smoker (or vaper), those that are habitual smokers (or vapers) and those that have established a 'psychological dependency' on smoking (or vaping) - both types can be helped.


Too much mental or emotional pressure turns into stress when you feel that you are in a situation where you are powerless and unable to cope. Extreme stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. Common signs of stress include poor decision making, anxiety, irritability, being quick to anger with a 'short fuse', sleeping problems, sweating, tearfulness, loss of appetite and difficulty in concentrating.

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Directions to The Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic

Select a town or district place name close to your location to see the route/direction of The Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic from your selected town or district:


Towns & Districts/Boroughs in Surrey:

Addlestone Banstead Camberley Chertsey Dorking Egham

Elmbridge Epsom Ewell Farnham Godalming Guildford Knaphill

Leatherhead Mole Valley Reigate Runnymede Spelthorne

Staines Sunbury Surrey Surrey Heath Tandridge Waverley 

West Byfleet Weybridge Woking


Towns & Districts/Boroughs in Hampshire(Hants):

Aldershot East Hants Farnborough Hampshire Hart Rushmoor


Towns & Districts/Boroughs in Berkshire(Berks):

Berkshire (Berks) Bracknell Bracknell Forest Maidenhead

Reading Slough Windsor Wokingham 

Further symptoms

Note that the above listed areas are just a some of the symptoms and issues where it may be possible to help you. A more comprehensive list of symptoms would include the following:

Addictions, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anorexia, Anxiety DisordersBinge Drinking, Binge Eating, Bulimia, Blushing, Bruxism, Childbirth, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Compulsions, Compulsive Behaviour, Depression, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Emetophobia (fear of being sick)Emotional Problems (e.g. Anger, Rage, Sadness, Jealousy, Suspicion, Paranoia,Grief, Guilt, Shame, Trauma), Exam Stress, Fear of Flying, Food Addiction, Problem Gambling Addiction Disorder, Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Habits, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Obsessions, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Pain Management, Panic Disorder (Anxiety Attacks or Panic Attacks), Phobic Disorder (Phobias), PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Public Speaking, Smoking or Vaping, Relationship Issues, Relaxation, Sadness, Sex Addiction, Sexual Issues, Sleep Disorders, Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia), Sports Performance, Stress, Stuttering, Tinnitus, and Weight Loss

The Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic serves the Surrey boroughs of Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking.

For Hypnosis therapy and Hypnotherapy in Surrey, the Surrey towns of: Addlestone, Aldershot, Bracknell, Byfleet, Camberley, Epsom, Farnborough, Godalming, Guildford, Knaphill, Leatherhead, Runnymede, Staines, Sunbury, Walton, West Byfleet, Weybridge and Woking are all within a short 30 minute drive from Woking Hypnosis Hypnotherapist Peter Back at the Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic,


If you would like to find out more about how Surrey Hypnotherapist Peter Back might be able to help you, or if you are simply looking for the best help, advice, therapy or treatment, from a highly qualified and experienced Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist or Hypnotist, just contact Peter by e-mail, at the Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic, Woking, to arrange an appointment to learn more about Hypnosis and Peter's own unique form of specialist, evidence based, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.

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Peter established the Surrey Hypnotherapy clinic in 2003, and has more than 10 years experience of providing professional, caring and confidential help, advice and therapy.


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Addlestone, Aldershot, Ashford, Bookham, Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, Brookwood, Caterham, Camberley, Chertsey, Chobham, DorkingEghamElmbridgeEpsom, Ewell, Farnborough, FarnhamGodalming, Guildford, Hampshire, Hart, Horley, Jacobs Well, Knaphill, Leatherhead, London, Ottershaw, Pirbright, Reading, Ripley,  Runnymede, Rushmoor, Sheerwater, Send, SpelthorneStaines, SunburySurrey, Surrey Heath, Sutton Green, Walton, WaverleyWest Byfleet, Weybridge, Woking, Wokingham, Worplesdon

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