Is your life overshadowed by an intense fear of something which you know is actually safe and harmless?

Does this fear force you to avoid normal activities, causing inconvenience, frustration and embarrassment?

Do you have to rely on other people to rescue you from situations which are actually harmless?

Are you ready now to break free from this limitation with the expert help which I provide?

“I’m extremely grateful to Pete for the therapy that he has given to my daughter for severe phobia and anxiety. Within a couple of sessions, the positive change in her was dramatic. His approach was different to other hypnotherapist that we’ve tried and the only one which was effective. I would highly recommend him.” October 2020.

Pete Luce with a very big dog
As you see here I overcame my own phobia of dogs!

I’ve been there myself. As a child I was terrified of dogs, and even as a young adult I went to great lengths to avoid them. Now I actually like dogs and enjoy their company as you can see from the photo! The bigger dog in the photo is a Siberian, as seen in the Game of Thrones TV series.

Having overcome a phobia myself I understand how it feels to be constantly on edge around something that’s actually harmless. Millions of people have this problem (about one person in every ten).

Phobias can limit peoples’ lives in so many ways. For instance:

Fear of public speaking in interviews, group presentations in college, or workplace meetings could hold back your education and career.

Fear of closed spaces can make travel in any vehicle a nightmare, affecting work, social life and holidays.

Fear of flying prevents many people from going abroad for holidays or family visits. This has affected even some world-famous entertainers, preventing them from touring outside their own country!

Fear of heights compels people to take long detours to avoid high bridges. Some even refuse hospital treatment if the clinic is on an upper floor!

Some people avoid certain jobs, or even having children, because they cannot tolerate the sight or sound of anyone being sick.

Others avoid the countryside or even city parks for fear of dogs or bees.

The list of phobias is almost endless. And phobias can affect anyone, including people who are generally courageous. A phobia is frustrating and embarrassing, especially when other people do not understand the intensity of fear which is experienced.

Whatever your phobia, overcoming it will open the way into a more satisfying life! And for 27 years I have been helping people to achieve this. My clients come to me from all over Devon, Plymouth, Exeter, Cornwall, and Somerset, sometimes even further. You can read some reviews of my work from former clients on my older website HERE

The total price for my whole “Overcoming a Phobia” course of therapy is £99.00. Having experienced a phobia myself when I was younger, I believe this to be a very worthwhile investment in your personal well-being. The fee is payable at the first session by bank transfer or cash. There is nothing more to pay after that.

This price covers the whole of your therapy, beginning with a first session lasting about one and a half hours.

All appointments are face-to-face as I do not believe the same standard of therapy can be achieved through Zoom calls. Appointments are available at my office in Plymouth city centre, and at Homedale Health Consulting Rooms near Exeter city centre.

I will not be giving you tedious long-winded lectures, telling you your fear is nonsensical, because you know that already.

Instead we will be targeting the fear itself, resetting your imagination to empower you instead of terrorising you.

Not everyone will be suitable for this package so you will need to contact me so I can assess whether you are suitable for this approach. I work mainly with adults but will also see teenagers from about fifteen years old and upwards. All clients under eighteen must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Phobia and anxiety is my main speciality, but I’ve helped clients with many other problems over my 27 years in fulltime practice. I have a special interest in helping people to rebuild their lives after leaving a controlling relationship. I have also helped people with psychosomatic disorders where the mind affects the body. I’ve also helped people to improve their relationships and many other areas of their lives. For problems other than phobias I charge £50 per session. You should budget for about five sessions but you may need fewer or more sessions than this. We will normally know by the second session whether this therapy is right for you.

There are also a few issues I do not work with. See the FAQs page for details.

The best way to contact me is via the contact form below. Please state clearly what you are afraid of and what is this fear preventing you from doing or enjoying.

PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY: Appointments in Exeter cancelled at less than 24 hours notice are charged for at the rate of £15. This is what it costs me to book the room which I still have to pay if less than 24 hours notice of cancellation.

alternatively you can phone me on 01392 574669, leaving your name and number, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Please speak slowly and clearly.


That’s OK. Having a phobia often sets up a habit of being anxious which affects other areas of life. So a FREE hypnotic relaxation audio will be helpful while you’re making up your mind about starting therapy.

Just put your email in the form below and the audio will be sent as an email attachment. Check your spam folder if you don’t see it in your inbox within one hour, and if the email’s in that folder mark it as “not spam” to ensure that you receive subsequent emails with useful information about overcoming phobias.

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