Driving test nerves

Driving test nerves Hypnotherapy
Member of the Hypnotherapy Association

Driving test nerves – How Hypnotherapy can help


I regularly receive inquiries from  people wanting help in overcoming their driving test nerves. Types of nerves can range from an overwhelming feeling of anxiety about the test, to more specific anxieties related to a particular maneuver required during the test.

The vast majority of people I see are very capable drivers and have no anxieties during their driving lessons. Some have taken their test previously, either once or have had several attempts. Others just want a little boost to make sure they are feeling absolutely calm confident before sitting their test for the first time. If you  have taken your test previously you may have had a bad experience or failed due to a few simple errors. This experience may have caused a few doubts in your mind about your ability to pass the test. This can then turn into a limiting belief, backed up by every failed attempt you make at passing your test.

So what exactly causes nerves or anxiety?

It all starts with the subconscious mind and how you think about, and process experiences and future events. You essentially have two different parts to your minds, the conscious mind which thinks about what you want to happen, and the subconscious mind which brings in the fear and doubt. When these two parts of your mind are in conflict, the imagination wins.

Driving Test Nerves Hypnotherapy
Expel driving test nerves with Hypnotherapy

So from a driving test perspective, your conscious mind thinks: “I’m going to pass my driving test”. The subconscious mind comes in with fear and doubt, answering “But what if I don’t? I’m going to get something wrong, I’m going to forget everything and just freeze. Just look what happened the last time, I got really anxious and stressed and forgot to indicate and check your mirrors.” As soon as there is a conflict between the two, the subconscious wins and overrides the conscious mind. You start imagining the worst case scenario and messing up a maneuver, feeling really nervous and stressed.

When you imagine the worst case scenario, it is like you are playing a horror movie in your head. This then feeds down to your body and your body responds with physical symptoms of stress and anxiety. You may experience an upset stomach, sweaty palms, hyperventilating, heart palpitations and you feel as if you can’t remember anything that you have learned from your driving lessons. This is obviously not a good situation to be in just before or during your test!

How can Hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy is a wonderful tool to help you overcome your driving test nerves. During the Hypnotherapy session I am  able to bypass the conscious mind and firmly put suggestions into the subconscious to enable the two parts of your mind to work together as one. By doing this, I am able to start training your subconscious mind to work with you, rather than against you.

Driving test nerves
Pass with ease using Hypnotherapy

In this situation, I can run through an ideal driving test in your mind whilst in hypnosis. Now instead of playing a horror movie of everything going wrong, I can suggest everything going correctly ,leaving  you feeling nice and calm, relaxed and in full control. I can go through all parts of the test in your mind, with you feeling how you would like to feel during your test.


Visit me in my Newcastle and Gateshead consulting rooms or home visits across the North East of England.

  1 to 1 sessions are also available by Skype

Availability and prices:

Home visits – Hypnotherapy 

Hypnotherapy Home visits are available across the North East of England, From Morpeth and Ashington in the North to Middlesbrough and Darlington in the South. From Whitley Bay in the East to Hexham and Corbridge in the West

Home visits Hypnotherapy

NE1 – NE21 £80, NE22 – NE42 £90, SR1 – SR6 £90, NE43, SR7 – SR9 £110, DH1 – DH99 £130, All TS & DL postcode areas £180




Gateshead Consulting Room, Rydal Street, Gateshead. (Behind Coatsworth road) Available from march 2018

Counselling £45 per session

Hypnotherapy £65







Tel Landline

0191 440 8649 & 0191 645 50 60

or Mobile 07596 673319

The cost for Skype Hypnotherapy is £65:00

All therapies now available as MP3 Download at affordable prices, click here for details.

Have a Question? Complete the inquiry form for a speedy and confidential response.

Hypnotherapy on line

Hypnotherapy Directory
Listed in the Hypnotherapy directory

Hypnotherapist and Counsellor