“I have been through some terrible things in my life,
some of which actually happened.”
A phobia is a fear of something that may have little or no actual threat or danger. When the fear becomes irrational and can affect certain activities in life, they are then described as phobias.
Often people experiencing phobias are aware of the irrational thoughts but are unable to control their fear or anxiety. Phobias may have developed during childhood or during adulthood.
Common Phobias or Fears
- Fears of spiders
- Fear of heights
- Fear of snakes
- Fear of dogs/animals
- Fear of germs
- Fear of needles
- Fear of flying
- Fear of closed spaces
- Fear of public speaking
- Fear of social settings
Some symptoms associated with Phobias
- Fear of dying
- Fear of fainting
- Fear of loosing control
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Trembling or shaking
- Feeling dizziness
Treatment may be required if your fear is:
- Is causing anxiety or panic
- Creating unreasonable or excessive emotional reactions
- Causing you to avoid certain situations
- Interfering with your daily activities or routine
My Philosophy is to provide a therapeutic, nurturing and supportive environment to explore your patterns and behaviours.
In particular we will look at the individual biological, psychological and social influences that may be cuasing the phobia. With experience in a range of therapies we will work together in gaining deeper insight. Some of the therapies I work with include:
• Visualisation and Relaxation Techniques
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