Phobias Therapy

A phobia is an overwhelming fear of an object or situation that poses little real danger. Unlike the brief anxiety most people feel before taking an exam or giving a public speech, a phobia is long-lasting, causes intense physical and psychological reactions, and can affect your ability to function normally.

Common phobias include fear of enclosed spaces; animals e.g. spiders, heights, flying, water, storms, injections, bridges, and dental procedures.

Symptoms may include:

  • a feeling of uncontrollable anxiety when you're exposed to the source of your fear
  • the feeling that you must avoid what you fear
  • the inability to function normally because of your anxiety
  • physical reactions including sweating, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help you manage a phobia so that it is no longer debilitating.

If you would like to talk to someone about psychotherapy and available treatments for phobiasplease get in touch with us at the Health Psychology Clinic by telephone at 020 8144 3041 or book online by clicking below.