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:
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:
The NHS provides the following Self Help for Phobias
We offer a free 15 minute private and confidential telephone consultation.
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.Book a free consultation