A Specific Phobia refers to a type of Anxiety triggered by a certain object, animal or place. Common Specific Phobias include heights, spiders, snakes, driving, flying, although someone can have a Specific Phobia to anything. Usually when someone with a Specific Phobia thinks about, sees images of, or goes near the trigger they will notice a sudden increase in Anxiety symptoms and will feel compelled to try and avoid anything related to this trigger.
The impact of this on someone’s life can vary a lot, and can often become worse over time.
- Increased heart rate
- Stomach churning
- Increase in body temperature
- Shortness of breath
- Wobbly legs
- Avoidance of triggers
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR)
Contact us to book an assessment and discuss treatment options.