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Phobias

Phobias are anxiety disorders usually characterised by a persistent fear of an object or situation. The level of impairment cause by phobias can vary greatly from person to person, with some people avoiding situations in which they may be exposed to their phobia completely.
Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy utilise a mixture of treatments in order to effectively combat the symptoms of phobias in each person we see. We also practice cognitive behavioural therapy which we have often found to be particularly effective in the treatment of phobias.

Phobias are anxiety disorders usually characterised by a persistent fear of an object or situation. The level of impairment cause by phobias can vary greatly from person to person, with some people avoiding situations in which they may be exposed to their phobia completely.

Some Common Phobias

  • Arachnophobia – The fear of spiders affects women four times more (48% women and 12% men).

  • Ophidiophobia – The fear of snakes.

  • Acrophobia – The fear of heights. Five percent of the general population suffer from this phobia.

  • Agoraphobia – The fear of open or crowded spaces. In severe cases people with this fear often won’t leave home.

  • Cynophobia – The fear of dogs. This includes everything from small Poodles to large Great Danes.

  • Feeling hopeless and/or helpless

  • Astraphobia – The fear of thunder/lightning AKA Brontophobia, Tonitrophobia, Ceraunophobia.

  • Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces like elevators, small rooms and other enclosed spaces.

  • Mysophobia – The fear of germs. It is also rightly termed as Germophobia or Bacterophobia.

  • Aerophobia – The fear of flying.

  • Trypophobia – The fear of holes is an unusual but pretty common phobia.

  • Carcinophobia – The fear of cancer. People with this can often develop extreme diets.

  • Thanatophobia – The fear of death. Even talking about death can be hard.

  • Glossophobia – The fear of public speaking. Not being able to do speeches.

  • Monophobia – The fear of being alone. Even while eating and/or sleeping.

  • Atychiphobia – The fear of failure. It is the single greatest barrier to success.

  • Ornithophobia – The fear of birds. Individuals suffering from this may only fear certain species.

  • Enochlophobia – The fear of crowds is closely related to Ochlophobia and Demophobia.

  • Aphenphosmphobia – The fear of intimacy. Fear of being touched and love.

  • Trypanophobia – The fear of needles.

  • Anthropophobia – The fear of people. Being afraid of people in all situations.

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