A specific phobia is a fear of a particular object or place that poses little or no actual danger to the person and is viewed by them as ‘irrational’. People who have a phobia try to avoid the object or place that they are afraid of; if they encounter it they feel extremely anxious and panicky and want to escape.

Common specific phobias that we can help with are:

  • fears of particular animals
  • fear of driving or flying
  • fear of public transport
  • fear of being in confined places such as lifts
  • blood or injection phobias
    fear of open spaces

The main approach our therapists use for treating specific phobias is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.