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Fear of Flying2017-09-12T11:04:45+00:00

Fear of Flying

For many, flying has become a necessity of modern life. Whether this be to visit family and friends who have moved overseas, for business or just to enjoy a holiday. For those with a fear of flying this can be extremely difficult if not impossible.

Fear of flying can include many different fears. The combination of fears experienced are unique to the individual and so require an individualised programme to overcome.

Fears associated with flying often fall into one of two categories:

Internal Loss of Control

  • Fear of panicking
  • Fears surrounding social interactions
  • Claustrophobia
  • Agoraphobia

External Loss of Control

  • Turbulence
  • Terrorism
  • Technical issues with the plane
  • Fear of heights

Freedom to Fly™ programme

Elaine Iljon Foreman is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a specialism in the treatment of anxiety disorders and who has developed a programme to treat fear of flying. The powerful Freedom to Fly™ programme has a very high success rate  in helping people to overcome their fears, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques. The course can take two forms:

The Navigator

This is a single session, without a flight. This is for those who have already booked their own flight.

The Explorer

This is a two-part course where the first part involves understanding the nature of the problem and the designing of an individualised treatment programme. The second part takes place a week later and includes a scheduled day-return flight to continental Europe accompanied by Elaine.


Between 21st Dec and 2nd Jan we are operating a limited service so response times are likely to be longer than usual. If you need urgent help please contact your GP, the Samaritans (116123) or attend your local A&E department