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We Offer Support For Anxious Drivers

Driving Anxiety

We understand that getting one’s driving license can be one of the biggest challenges in life. For those drivers struggling with anxiety: We are here to help.

Whether it is a general anxiety you are struggling with or there is a specific underlying reason for your driving fears or anxiety, such as:

  • a past negative experience

  • fear of failing the driving test

  • performance anxiety due to being outside one’s comfort zone

  • fear of having physical symptoms of anxiety, e.g., a panic attack

  • fear of losing control

— we understand what you are going through and how stressful driving can be.

Our Approach To Calming Your Nerves

  • We are patient and empathetic (no telling off)

  • We help you trust your abilities

  • We coach you rather than instruct (if that is your preferred way of learning)

  • We will verbally guide you while you drive (when it is needed)

  • You will feel calmer with an expert by your side narrating what is happening inside and outside the car 

  • We keep the 'support / challenge ratio' at the right level so you can develop your skills while feeling safe and supported


Could Use Extra Help To Overcome Driving Anxiety?

We offer Professional Help Using Therapeutic Techniques That Work To Face The Anxiety.

For some learner drivers learning how to drive and taking their driving test is one of the most stressful things in their lives. We have helped lots of our pupils overcome their driving anxiety and we can help you too.


We use the above mentioned approach (Our Approach To Calming Your Nerves) to create a relaxed atmosphere during driving lessons which usually helps pupils to relax and enables them to focus on their driving and stop worrying. If your anxiety is more dominant, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and talk with us about your situation. We can provide you with a driving instructor who is a qualified professional and trained in complementary therapeutic techniques, such as 'EFT'. Additional to our normal driving lessons, we offer sessions that are designed to tackle anxiety. 


We are skilled in helping you manage the anxiety — by helping you deal with the thoughts that are causing your symptoms and teach you skills to relax your mind and body through the use of positive affirmations and 'Tapping' (EFT — Emotional Freedom Techniques). During the session, we will explain how to gain the required mindset to deal with the thoughts and emotions that cause the anxiety. 

A positive change usually happens within the first session.


We will make sure that you are in a calm state before you start driving and you will only drive when you feel comfortable to do so. You can take a break when you need one, roll down the window for some fresh air or step out of the car for a leg stretch. 

Overcoming your anxiety of driving will affect other aspects of your life, so facing the challenge will be well worth it in the end.

Disclaimer: Our therapeutic techniques incl. EFT are not intended to diagnose or treat any physical or mental disease. EFT is a complementary therapy and although it can get powerful results, it is not intended as a substitute for traditional medical, psychological or psychiatric care. We do not advocate discontinuing prescribed medication or medical, psychological or psychiatric care without consulting your doctor.


Confidence Boost For Full Driving License Holders

If you are a full license holder and your anxiety mainly relates to driving on busy dual carriageways, motorways or to driving at night, you might want to consider taking a Pass Plus course as it is specifically designed to increase skills and boost confidence in these areas. Even a one-off lesson with a qualified instructor could help with building your confidence. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us to find the most suitable solution for your specific situation.

Our Approach To Calming Your Nerves
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