Fear and Phobia Therapy in London
Fear and phobia therapy in London is available from our qualified quality therapy solutions. Fear and phobias play too bigger part in many peoples lives. The good news is that we offer long term solutions to people who suffer from fear and phobia responses. There are many comon fears and phobias and below I have listed the 10 most prevalent ones. Which they are doesn't really matter the fact is that during my time as a therapist I have enabled many people to totally change their fear and phobia response reaction.
Dog phobia is quite common, I have had people who have been riddled with fear when they have seen a dog let alone touch it. By the end of 2 sessions of specific dog phbia therapy they were happy to pet a dog and still have the relevant concerns about how when and where it is safe to approach a dog. This can have such profound effects on peoples lives that it really is a joy to see people completely get over an irrational fear of dogs.
All fear and phobia responses are simply a mental response to the situation that you are in. Often the fear or phobic reponse to a situation is a pattern that has built up over years. In the example of a dog phobia this may link back to being bitten or chased by a dog when you were a child. You have then taken this bad experience with a dog in a specfic situation and generalised this to cover all dogs and hey presto a dog phobia is formed. Once you've done this and you see a dog then you panic, you have fear of the dog and have developed a phobic reaction. Often it may not always be this obvious but sometimes it is. Either way we have a great success rate in helping people with dog phobia responses.
By using several different techniques we can help you to fully address this fear of dogs and rather than having a phobic reaction to dogs you will have a more appropriate response.
An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening: "farmers fear that they will lose business".
noun. dread - fright - apprehension - fear - awe - alarm
verb. be afraid - dread - apprehend - fear - be afraid of
The important thing to ask yourself is "Do I have a fear/phobia?" and then if you think you do then contact us and we can discuss a treatment plan
The below are the top 10 list of fears and phobias which are prevalent in the world today, they are not exhaustive but act as a guide and reminder of what the technical name is for the fear and what it means.
Acrophobia - Fear of Heights
Acrophobia is a the fear of heights. This makes it different to aerophobia (fear of flying) and other more specified phobias. Acrophobia is sometimes called vertigo. Vertigo is diffent to the fear of heights though. Vertigo is a physical condition that causes dizzy spells or disorientation when looking down from a great height. A fear of developing vertigo symptoms at height is not acrophobia.
Claustrophobia - Fear of Enclosed Areas or Spaces
Claustrophobia can range in severity from very mild where someone simply doesn't really like being in a confined or enclosed space to severe. In severe cases simple acts as innocent as closing a car door can trigger a panic response.
Many sufferers find that their claustrophobia is specifically triggered by certain common situations such as entering a lift, riding in an airplane, getting on the tube. In a medical environment people can discover undiagnosed claustrophobia when undergoing an MRI.
Nyctophobia - Fear of the Dark
Fear of darkness is commonly associated with children and is generally a transient phase. If it persists for longer than six months and causes extreme anxiety, however, it may be diagnosed as a phobia. It is less common in adults.
Ophidiophobia - Fear of Snakes
Ophidiophobia refers specifically to snakes. If other reptiles are also feared, then the more general herpetophobia (fear of reptiles) is used.
People who suffer from this phobia are not only afraid of touching snakes. They also show fear when viewing pictures of snakes or even talking about them.
Arachnophobia - Fear of Spiders
This is an extremely common animal phobia. Sufferers generally fear spider webs and other signs that a spider may be in the vicinity. They also fear pictures of spiders.
Trypanophobia - Fear of Injection or Medical Needles
Trypanophobia is a medical phobia. A more general fear of non-medical needles is known as aichmophobia.
Trypanophobia may result in serious physiological responses including very low blood pressure and fainting. In some cases, severe trypanophobia may lead the sufferer to avoid all medical care.
Astraphobia - Fear of Thunder and Lightning
This is a common fear among children. If it is severe and continues for longer than six months, however, then a phobia may be diagnosed.
Both adults and children tend to deal with the fear by seeking “shelter,” securing themselves in windowless areas where the storm cannot be seen.
Nosophobia - Fear of Having a Disease
Nosophobia is the irrational fear of developing a specific disease. Hypochondriasis is a related disorder marked by the persistent fear of having an unspecified disease. Sufferers of either disorder may become frequent visitors of the doctor’s office, or may instead develop an avoidance of doctors for fear of hearing bad news.
“Medical student’s disease” and “cyberchondria” are forms of nosophobia. These conditions develop when the sufferer researches a disease and then starts to believe that he or she has the symptoms of that disease.
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