PHOBIA TREATMENT
IN NEWCASTLE

WHAT IS A PHOBIA?

The definition of a phobia is an overwhelming, persistent, unreasonable fear of an object or situation. People with phobias often understand that their fear is irrational and that no real danger is present. For example, many people fear spiders; if a person’s fear is irrationally exaggerated enough, this might classify as a specific phobia. People with specific phobias actively seek to avoid the feared object or situation often to the detriment of everyday life. At Select Psychology our phobia specialists in Newcastle can provide a range of phobia treatment and support services, you can call our team today for more information.

There are five types of specific phobias

 

They include:

Animal:

Common examples include fear of dogs, snakes or spiders

Natural environment:

Examples include fear of height, water or thunderstorms

Blood injections / injury:

Common examples are the fear of pain or being beaten

Situational

Such as fear of flying or elevator

Other:

Phobias which do not specifically fit into another subtype

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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

If your phobia doesn’t impact your life that much, it’s probably nothing to be concerned about. But if avoidance of the object, activity, or situation that triggers your phobia interferes with your normal functioning, or keeps you from doing things you would otherwise enjoy, it’s time to seek help.

You should consider treatment for your phobia if:

You avoid certain situations or places because of your phobia and this interferes with aspects of your life

It causes uncontrollable anxiety when exposed to the fear

Feeling an intense need to escape

Knowing that your fear is irrational, but feeling powerless to overcome it

THERAPIES TO TREAT PHOBIAS

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness

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PHOBIA SUPPORT SERVICES IN NEWCASTLE

For more information on our phobia support clinic and centre in Newcastle, call Select Psychology today. You can trust that you’re in the right hands as we are members of the The British Psychological Society and The Health and Care Professionals Council.