Around 50 per cent of adults in the UK suffer from phobias. Two psychotherapists, Nik and Eva Speakman, who appeared on ITV's This Morning say people are born with only two phobias - a fear of falling and of noises. Any others are developed through personal experiences.
A survey, carried out by ITV asked around 2,000 people about their phobias, with one in seven claiming to be scared of flying and ten per cent admitting their fear of spiders. A scary seven per cent said their phobia had actually cost them their job, with one in ten saying their relationships were affected. With phobias having this much impact on peoples' lives, it may be worth having hypnotherapy to try and overcome the fear.
(The National Hypnotherapy Society)