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Fear of Alcohol

Mental Health Counselling for the Fear of Alcohol – Available in Wolverhampton and Online

The Fear of Alcohol is known technically as Methyphobia and may be the fear of drinking alcohol due to the fear of losing control, or of situations where alcohol may be associated with negative emotional experiences.

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Fears and phobias, regardless of what the feared object or circumstances are, always result is feelings of Anxiety and Stress for the sufferer, and Fear of Alcohol is no different to any other (irrational) fear.

Many people do not really understand or have a great deal of sympathy for people who suffer with the Fear of Alcohol as it may not be something they personally experience, however, for the person suffering this phobia, the stress and anxiety that they experience is real and not imagined. In fact, for the sufferer, the object or situation that triggers the phobia seems like a sensible thing to avoid!

The therapists at TranceForm are fully aware of this and will treat you and your Fear of Alcohol seriously when you consult us for help.

Just because somebody else doesn’t find the situations that give rise to the Fear of Alcohol particularly worrying, doesn’t mean that sufferers are in some way ‘stupid’ or dysfunctional – at some point the phobic response was ‘coherent’ and served a useful purpose.

The good news is that most people who suffer with the Fear of Alcohol can almost certainly learn the tools and techniques to manage their thinking more effectively and reduce, or completely eradicate, their phobia.

Fear of Alcohol Symptoms

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The symptoms of the Fear of Alcohol are very similar to other specific phobias and will often include:

  • Feelings of Panic, Dread or Terror
  • Inability to Relax
  • An Impending Sense of Dread
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Being quick tempered
  • Feelings of dizziness
  • Difficulties in becoming motivated
  • Prickly sensations like pins and needles
  • Palpitations
  • Aches & Pains
  • Fatigued Muscles
  • Dry and Sticky mouth
  • Sweating Excessively
  • Breathlessness
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Poor Quality of Sleep

Symptoms of the Fear of Alcohol may seem to occur automatically and can seem to take over a person’s thoughts. When this happens it seems that the most natural thing to do is to develop a ‘strategy, of avoiding those situations which ‘trigger’ the problem. These strategies are collectively known as “Safety” or “Avoidance” behaviours.

Unfortunately, for the Fear of Alcohol sufferer, these safety behaviours often have the opposite effect and actually reinforce the phobia rather than solve it!

In some instances the Fear of Alcohol may be the result of negative emotional experiences in earlier life, or just as often can simply be something that happened more recently that has become the current ‘focus of attention’.

If not addressed sooner rather than later, the Fear of Alcohol can often become “normalised” and “accepted” as a limiting belief in that person’s life – “I’ll always have this phobia”.

In just as many cases, the Fear of Alcohol may have become worse over time as more and more sophisticated safety behaviours and routines are developed.

Almost every phobia responds well to psychological interventions.

Transform Your Thinking & Overcome the Fear of Alcohol

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If you’re committed to overcoming your methypobia problems then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul, or Joan.

Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychological training course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.

Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.

Initial Consultations for the Fear of Alcohol

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We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your fear of alcohol prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The cost is £50 and lasts around 50 minutes.

Why not drop us an e-mail to find out if we can help before paying for your initial consultation or, if you prefer, pay now and we’ll get back to you to arrange a mutual date and time.




During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.

At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.

The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.

Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.

Visit Online Counselling for more details.

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Contact Paul

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I specialise in the following areas:

Tranceformental CBT

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Call me on 07434 776125

e-mail: paul@tranceformpsychology.com

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Brain Working Recursive Therapy

(Conscious) Analytical Therapy

Tranceformental CBT

Call Joan on: 07434 776504

e-mail: joan@tranceformpsychology.com

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