Driving Anxiety

We deal with all sorts of anxieties at Sudbury Hypnosis, and Driving Anxiety is something that comes up regularly.

      • Do you remember when your driving anxiety started?
      • Had you already passed your driving test?
      • Is it limited to a specific scenario, parking manoeuvre or road type?
      • or is it a more general anxiety about driving
      • Can you feel that anxiety now, just by thinking about it?


It is often a comforting surprise to learn that many others also suffer from anxiety about driving; it’s actually very common and perfectly normal, so you can start feeling better right away.

In a recent survey, 82% of those asked said that they had felt some degree of anxiety in connection with driving at some point since they first got their licence.


Do you find that your driving anxiety :

      • Influences the routes you choose
      • Affects where and how you park
      • Denies you and your family opportunities
      • Makes your life needlessly difficult
      • Stops you from accepting invitations
      • Increases the driving burden on others


How would it feel to be free of this problem?
Free to make better choices?
To improve your life?


I can help with driving anxiety, call me on 07967 473691 to find out how!


“I had been experiencing anxiety about driving from the moment I started to learn how to do it. After finally passing my driving test about a year ago, the anxieties continued and increased despite being qualified and able. I would make excuses not to go out and if I did it would only be to certain places on a specific route, even if it was the long way round! Reasons I would have for not driving would usually be centered around clutch control and the gears, worrying that I would constantly stall the car and generally be an inconvenience to other drivers.

I realised that I really needed to address the issue as it was holding me back in life, and so decided to try hypnotherapy with Ben. I needed to catch two buses to get to the appointment as it was 20 miles away. After one very interesting and relaxing hypnotherapy session, my driving anxieties had decreased significantly, so much so that I was able to drive to a follow up appointment a week later. After two sessions, I feel confident enough to get out there in the car without having a multitude of thoughts racing through my head about what might happen on the journey.

It is a tremendous weight off my shoulders so thank you very much for all of your help, Ben!”


Testimonial from Jenny Hay

“I went to Ben to seek help with my driving anxieties. I was panicking over the simple thought of driving, even if was a trip to the supermarket. I had tried counselling a year earlier but it didn’t manage to help any of my worries.

Ben put me at ease and assured me that he could help. We chatted at length about my worries & anxieties before the session.Since I have found that my anxieties have reduced dramatically and I no longer worry or panic over simple journeys that I have made many times before. I have also managed to make longer journeys to new places & have happily driven at night also.

Thank you Ben.”