Over 25% of drivers on our roads are anxious or nervous in one way or another. From a few jitters about ‘big’ junctions to a total fear of driving, A-Drive can help you overcome this problem.
Mark Cole is a lifelong sufferer of anxiety and had his first panic attack at just ten years old. He was in counselling at fourteen and at just twenty-six, he was hospitalised following a complete nervous breakdown.
Mark now uses his unique insight into anxiety together with fifteen years as a Driving Instructor, to help identify fears and concerns and will work with you to help build coping skills and real road confidence.
Areas of which A-DRIVE can help:
A-DRIVE specialises in assisting new and existing drivers with driving anxiety. Our Senior Instructor, Mark Cole, is a lifelong anxiety sufferer and was once hospitalised with this horrible condition. So, whatever you are feeling, we really do understand what you are going through.
We will calmly assess your level of anxiety, using a basic in-car scoring system (for more severe sufferers, we may use self-assessment sheets). This will help us to better understand what is triggering and/or may be increasing levels of anxiety. Once we find the root-cause we can work together as a team to help design lessons around the problem and to build up your resilience and overcome your fear of driving.
For students suffering from moderate to severe anxiety, A-DRIVE may refer you to a fully qualified therapist to assist with your difficulties further.
Dean was an outgoing guy with the world at his feet until a traumatic accident changed him. He now has to cope with anxiety every day and found driving a big challenge.
“Just a few words to say about my learning experience with you. Being someone who suffers with high anxiety levels, I found Mark to be very calming, he has an energy that will put you at ease and teach you in a way that will make you feel calm and able to learn to drive comfortably. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to guide me through the learning experience.I found my lessons to be enjoyable and my anxiety soon lowered to a level where I could concentrate, thanks to Mark’s gentle and friendly teaching. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone, especially anxious or nervous learners.
Mark, I can’t thank you enough for your guidance and for always making me feel at ease. You really made my learning experience a pleasure and I believe I will be a great driver thanks to your way of teaching. I wish you well for the future and I will always recommend you to anyone I know who wants to learn to drive.
All the best
For a sympathetic chat, please call Mark @ A-DRIVE on 07951 494914