therapy and treatment
People develop fears about many things, some are very common and others quite unique, but when does a fear become a phobia? A phobia is an irrational fear of a situation or object that causes an extreme anxiety response. This response can be quite severe and include symptoms related to panic (e.g. racing heart, sweating, feeling dizzy, shaking etc). This is because the brain has interpreted the fear as a threat to the person's existence and is therefore triggering the body's survival instincts. The impact of specific phobias can vary but is often underestimated both clinically and in general. For most, they can avoid their phobias and will not require treatment. However, for some their problems will impact heavily on their ability to engage with day-to-day life.
common specific phobias
Phobias come in many forms, but the symptoms they display share common themes. Some examples of common phobias can be found below, but NOSA can help no matter the phobia you're living with.
treatment for specific phobias
Many people believe that they will always have to live with their phobia. It is often believed that phobias are untreatable. This is not the case. In fact, the interventions used to treat phobias have a very high success rate.
At NOSA (where possible) we use a one-session treatment method for specific phobias. This is a highly effective treatment based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. It involves treating the phobia in one extended period (usually up to four hours long), followed by short weekly review sessions.
If interested in finding out more about our treatments, please contact us using the information included on this website.