• Do you avoid certain places, situations, items or animals?
• Does your anxiety prevent you from doing things you’d like to do?
• Do you feel like you have no control over your anxiety?
• Do you often feel embarrassed at your reactions?
• Do you find yourself feeling anxious about your phobia?
• Do you wish you had more control over your emotions and behaviour?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders. They are irrational, intense, persistent fears of certain activities, situations, objects or people. The main symptoms of a phobia are characterised by an excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared element. These fears are beyond one’s control, and often interfere with daily life.
Phobias can emerge from a combination of external events and internal predispositions. Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event – usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes.
Phobias vary in severity among individuals. Some people can simply avoid the subject of their fear and suffer only relatively mild anxiety over that fear. Others suffer fully-fledged panic attacks with all the associated disabling symptoms. Most individuals understand that they are suffering from an irrational fear, but feel powerless to override their initial panic reaction.
• Social phobias – fears of social situations, performance anxiety, fear of interaction with other people, embarrassment by scrutiny of others, embarrassment by eating in public and embarrassment when urinating in public toilets.
• Specific phobias – fears of specific panic triggers such as spiders, snakes, birds, dogs, elevators, water, flying, being sick, catching a specific illness, heights, etc.
• Agoraphobia – a generalized fear of leaving home (or familiar ‘safe’ area), and of possible panic attacks that might follow.
Techniques that may be used in your therapy session
Sessions will be personally tailored to your individual circumstances and may include:
• Talking therapy
• Clinical Hypnosis / Traditional Hypnotherapy
• Relaxing visualisations
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Solution Focussed Therapy
• Desensitisation to triggers
• Autogenic Training
All of these techniques have proved to be very effective in achieving long-term change.
Both traditional and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy techniques, including systematic desensitisation and EMDR can help clients regain control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviour, thereby ridding themselves of these restricting disorders.
Practising Self-hypnosis and/or Autogenic Training, taught free of charge to all interested clients, can help maintain a feeling of calmness and control.
Take the first step
If you’ve reached this page, it’s likely that you’re ready to address these issues now – Call 07956 525 587.
By taking control of your phobias now you can prevent further regrets in the future.
It is natural for people who have not experienced talking therapy before to have questions about how it can help them. So that you can feel more comfortable, the first half hour of your initial consultation will be completely FREE OF CHARGE, with no obligation and in total confidence, allowing you to ask questions and ensure that this is the right solution for you.
Sessions for help with phobias and phobic disorders are held in London NW3 or N10.
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