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.