Vehophobia - driving photo from a dashcam

Vehophobia is the fear of driving and it affects many people all over the world every day.

It’s often referred to as driving anxiety or driving phobia and can come in many forms such as the fear of driving over bridges, driving on highways, or driving downhill.

Let’s have a look at what causes this problem and what you can do to get rid of it. We’ll also look at many things you may have tried and I’ll explain why they didn’t work.

Vehophobia has nothing to do with driving

A fear of driving has nothing to do with driving.

This is where so many people go wrong. They go and take driving lessons, change their car, and use all kinds of meditation and feel-good audio tracks.

None of those things will work because they focus on driving. It’s easy to see why people with the problem make that mistake but many “experts” fall for it too!

If anyone says that driving anxiety comes from driving then they don’t know what they are talking about.

Sadly, many websites from motoring organisations and car insurance companies get this wrong just because they want to have a page on vehophobia to get found in search results.

So what is it do with then?

It can be anything. In my years doing this I’ve known fear of driving to be caused by a train station escalator, an argument, and their first day at school.

I know that none of those things makes sense but if you want to know more then read my page on where does driving anxiety come from?

Now let’s look at whether you really can overcome vehophobia.

Can I get rid of this problem?

Yes, you can overcome vehophobia.

Although it can produce very unpleasant symptoms, those symptoms will go once you get rid of the real problem.

Think of it like how sneezing is annoying but it’ll go when you get rid of the virus that’s causing it.

I’ll explain more about how to get rid of it on this page but I have many other pages and videos on this site that will help you too.

Common symptoms of vehophobia

Here are some of the common things that people with vehophobia say to me:

  • I’ve had the problem for years and it just keeps getting worse
  • It started out as just a fear of one type of road but then it grew to include others and now I feel like I can’t drive anywhere
  • I feel like my world is shrinking
  • My partner/friends don’t know but they’e suspicious because I make excuses not to drive

Do any of those sound familiar?

Many people think they’re the only one in the world with this issue but I hear these things all of the time!

Before we look at how to get rid of it, let’s look at why common things people try don’t work.

What won’t get rid of vehophobia

Here are some of the common things that people try to get rid of vehophobia:

They all have one thing in common – they don’t work!

The problem of vehophobia lives in your subconscious mind. This is the part of your mind that takes control of things that you do every day without having to think about them like breathing, walking, and…driving (usually)!

I understand how to talk to your subconscious mind and that’s why what I do works.

CBT, counselling, and all those other things only deal with your conscious mind but that isn’t where the problem lives. Think of it as knocking on the door of a house and asking to speak to someone that doesn’t live there.

Sometimes when people claim to have had breakthroughs using those other methods, it’s only because they’ve accidentally used hypnosis without knowing.

Unlike people that stumble upon a result, I specifically trained in the method that works – hypnosis.

I don’t say that hypnotherapy works when other things don’t just because that’s what I trained in. It’s the other way around!

I trained in hypnotherapy because it is the only thing that truly gets to the root cause of driving anxiety.

How I can help when others can’t

I have worked as a driving instructor for over 20 years and have taught over 1,000 people to drive. I’ve been right there in the car with people actually seeing the problem happen. I have also trained hundreds of driving instructors and made over 600 YouTube videos on driving.

Not only that but I am also a professional advanced hypnotherapist who specialises in driving anxiety. I understand how the mind works far better than someone who is just a driving instructor would.

It’s this unique mix of all my skills, knowledge and experience that allows me to help people get rid of their fear of driving in as little as one hour.

Most people calling themselves experts will start asking you about when you had a car crash in the past or if your parents have a fear of driving. Those things have nothing to do with the problem at all.

I specialise in vehophobia

Vehophobia is all I deal with every day.

Look at other websites and you’ll see that they list a huge menu of things they say they can help with from insomnia, fear of flying, weight loss, stop smoking, pain control etc.

How can anyone be an expert in everything? You’ve probably heard the saying “Jack of all trades, master of none”.

Driving stuff is all I do and you can see my results page for proof that what I do works.

Contact me for help

If you’d like to know more then read my page on how to overcome the fear of driving.

If you’re ready to get started then contact me now.

The only thing stopping you from being free of this problem is you! Take that first step and start living your life the way you want to.