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Fears and Phobias2017-07-21T13:01:27+00:00

Fears and Phobias

Therapy for Fears and Phobias in Wolverhampton

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Fears and Phobias are so common place that almost everybody has something that they feel “funny” about, that they know is a bit irrational, but nevertheless, find causes them a problem. The terms ‘fears’ & ‘phobias’ are generally interchangeable and mean the same thing although a ‘phobia’ may indicate a greater level of fear to the phobic situation.

It could be that you have a fear of Spiders, perhaps you “need” to sleep with the light on, or perhaps you dread having to make a best man’s speech or presentation of some kind.

On the whole, people generally manage to deal with these “minor” issues and they tend not to be too damaging to a person’s life.

There are, however, many people who also find that their fears and phobias play havoc with their lives preventing them from getting on with things, or perhaps “forcing” them to miss some great opportunity in life.

For example, many people feel a bit “uncomfortable” about flying in a plane, but nevertheless, still fly and enjoy the benefits of whatever lies at the end of the plane journey, but for those who have developed a more “severe” phobia of flying they may be so phobic that they never take a foreign holiday, or turn down a promotion because it might entail inter-continental travel.

Common Fears and Phobias

What Causes Fears and Phobias?

There are THREE possible causes of fears and phobias from our perspective:

  1. You have actually had a very negative experience of one of the things you are phobic about and this has been “engrained” in your mind as a perfectly reasonable response. (For example, you’ve actually been involved in an aircraft crash, or bitten badly by a spider)
  2. You have some un-processed or un-helpfully processed experience in your past and this experience seeks some way of being expressed, so your mind finds an outlet in a fear or phobia.
  3. You have developed a certain thinking “style” known as “anticipatory anxiety” and it is in fact this “pre-worrying” that causes the anxiety NOT the thing you believe you’re afraid of!

How can we help with Fears and Phobias

There are a number of ways in which we can help you to overcome your fears and phobias, but the choice of “treatment” is largely determined by the severity of your symptoms and whether or not you have “other things” going on in your life that might be contributing to your current state.

We do not provide any kind of treatment without first meeting and talking to you about your specific fears and phobias at our Initial Assessment.

Once we have been able to “assess” your specific situation, we will suggest one of a number of interventions each designed to deal with your problem in a slightly different way (Please see below).

Therapy for Phobias

We offer Hypnotherapy for Phobias here at our clinic in Wombourne, Wolverhampton. In most cases we normally recommend following a course of sessions in order to develop the skills necessary to understand and then solve your Phobia.

What is Hypnotherapy and what’s involved?

You may also be interested to know that we also offer the Changing Limiting Beliefs Programme for Phobias specifically for those people who would prefer to follow a course of Psychological therapy instead.

We offer all clients who would like to discuss their particular issues in complete confidence a FREE initial consultation which lasts around 50 minutes. During this time we will discuss the various options available to you and the likely costs involved so that you will be able to make a well-informed decision about proceeding with us.

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Initial Assessment Sessions

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