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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 - 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:

Anxiety Disorder

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

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

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

Panic Disorder (Anxiety Attacks, or Panic Attacks)

Formally recognised as an Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety, 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 (or Panic) attack away from safe, familiar, surroundings.

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.

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. As well as restricting their day-to-day life, this can also cause a lot of distress.

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 manifests as excessive shyness and withdrawal from social situations or interaction.

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.

Insomnia (Difficulty Sleeping)

Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel 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.

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. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. In fact, common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating.

Emetophobia (fear of being sick)

People who suffer with this fear 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. Using methods now widely used in the UK people can be helped to recover from years of suffering in a matter of weeks. 

Problem Gambling, Gambling Disorder and Gambling Addiction Compulsion

Problem gambling (or "ludomania", but usually referred to as "gambling addiction" or "compulsive gambling") 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.

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For professional, caring and confidential help, adviice, therapy or treatment for, or about, any of the above issues or topics, or similar, just contact Peter, preferably by e-mail, to arrange an appointment for your free initial consultation.

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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All callers are by prior appointment, which is very easy to arrange - just select the button below to e-mail Peter first to arrange a convenient time for your appointment.


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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How can The Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic TM help you ?

Specialist help for:

Anxiety Disorders

      Generalised Anxiety Disorder

          aka Anxiety

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

          aka OCD

      Homosexual OCD

          aka HOCD - Gay Therapy

      Panic Disorder

          aka Anxiety Attacks

          aka Panic

          aka Panic Attacks

      Phobic Disorder 

          aka Phobias

      Social Anxiety Disorder

          aka Social Phobia

      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

          aka PTSD


Eating Disorders

      Anorexia Nervosa
      Bulimia Nervosa
      Binge Eating Disorder

Emetophobia - Vomit Phobia

Gambling Addiction




In order to visit

Our address is:

The Surrey Hypnotherapy Clinic

Blackbridge Road


GU22 0DN


Note. All callers by prior appointment.

Convenient for:

Addlestone, Aldershot, Ashford, Bookham, Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, Brookwood, Caterham, Camberley, Chertsey, Chobham, ElmbridgeEpsom, Ewell, Farnborough, Godalming, 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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Contact info

Please note, if you should 'phone it is quite likely that Peter will be busy with a client and unable to take your call.


E-mail tends to be the best way to contact Peter, to arrange or reschedule appointments.


However, If urgent, you might be able to reach Peter on the following 'phone number but please be prepared to leave a message... Thank you.


Phone:  08707 606765 08707 606765

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