Specific Phobias

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.

Key Symptoms
  • Increased heart rate
  • Stomach churning
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shaking
  • Wobbly legs
  • Anxiety
  • Avoidance of triggers
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR)


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