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Why choose Psymplicity to treat your phobia?

A quick introduction to phobia

Phobias can be caused by a range of triggers, and fear can cause you to engineer your life in a specific way to avoid the thing you’re afraid of. But phobias are treatable, using our three-step process:

  • Get the right diagnosis and a holistic treatment plan tailored to you
  • Be prescribed the right treatment and medication to treat the symptoms restricting your life
  • Enjoy improved relationships, quality of life, confidence and mental health while eliminating phobia-fuelled fear and stress

We don’t just work with you to treat the symptoms; our holistic approach means you’ll have all the tools and techniques you need to successfully manage your phobia.

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What is a phobia?

What is a phobia and how can it impact your life? Find out about the most common phobias here.

What phobia treatment options are available?

Professional phobia treatment will help you to manage symptoms and rid yourself of daily fear and anxiety. At Psymplicity Healthcare, we adopt a holistic approach that puts your wellbeing first. We’ll develop a tailored plan that takes your circumstances, medical history and any underlying conditions into account, prescribing treatment that helps you live a balanced life, not disrupts you further.

What are the symptoms of a phobia?

Depending on the trigger, a phobia might cause you to overhaul your life in an attempt to avoid intense feelings of fear and anxiety. Here, we explore the common symptoms of a phobia.

Meet our phobia treatment specialists

Our phobia treatment specialists have decades of combined experience in diagnosing and treating phobias and have practised in leading institutions in the UK and beyond. Experts in their field, they are dedicated to keeping up to date with all the latest developments in psychiatry to deliver the best care for you — because we know that the right treatment combination can be truly transformative.

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Prefer to pay in flexible instalments? We also offer payment plans.

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About Psymplicity

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Decades of combined experience

What is a phobia?

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, and like other anxiety disorders, it revolves around a trigger. Someone with a phobia will experience symptoms when they are exposed to a specific object or situation. Such intense and consistent fear often forces an individual to avoid the subject of their phobia at all costs, and the fear is generally disproportionate. 

A phobia can be a debilitating condition that affects your work and social life. In severe cases, it can confine you to your home. Unfortunately, this is often a preferable alternative to facing the phobia. Friends and family may become frustrated with your behaviour, which can lead you to feel judged, embarrassed and even deeply ashamed. These feelings can make individuals feel further isolated and cause them to neglect to seek help and support. 

The list of possible phobias is extensive, ranging from the common (coulrophobia, or fear of clowns) to the more unusual (such as somniphobia, which is the fear of falling asleep). However, among the most common phobias are:

  • Aerophobia: a fear of flying
  • Agoraphobia: a fear of open spaces
  • Social phobia (also known as social anxiety disorder): a fear of interacting with others
  • Claustrophobia: a fear of enclosed spaces
  • Arachnophobia: a fear of spiders
  • Emetophobia: a fear of vomiting

     

There are subjects of phobias that most of us might feel uncomfortable with, such as spiders, but a phobia causes an overwhelming, uncontrollable fear. Vomiting, for example, is not pleasant, but it’s a perfectly normal bodily reaction. For people with emetophobia, though, vomiting causes intense anxiety and can actually make them feel sick and nauseous, causing a vicious, self-replicating cycle. 

But that doesn’t have to be the case. If you need help for emetophobia or any other phobia, our specialists can provide treatment to help you manage your symptoms and stop your phobia from dominating and controlling your life.

What are the symptoms of a phobia?

Phobias affect individuals in different ways depending on the trigger, and symptoms can vary in intensity. Most, however, feel intense fear and anxiety when faced with the situation or object they are afraid of. If your phobia is severe, even the thought of the situation or object you fear can trigger symptoms.

Do you experience:

These are just some of the most frequently experienced symptoms of phobias. In addition to the above, you might also experience psychological symptoms such as depression and social anxiety, or feel self-conscious. You might constantly be doubting yourself, even berating yourself, for not being able to live a “normal” daily life.

Attempts to explain your symptoms to others can sometimes fall on deaf ears. You know that it’s not a simple case of disliking an object or situation — in reality, it can be debilitating. That’s why phobia treatment, especially if your phobia dictates the actions you take every day, can be transformative.

At Psymplicity Healthcare, we understand, and we’re here to help. Following a thorough assessment of your symptoms, including their frequency and duration, as well as your medical history, we can diagnose your phobia and help you understand and manage your symptoms.

Book an appointment to see how we can help you banish fear, anxiety and any other symptoms caused by your phobia. During your consultation, you’ll receive the diagnosis you’ve been waiting for, along with a bespoke plan of treatment for your phobia.

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The Psymplicity approach to phobia treatment

At Psymplicity Healthcare, we provide an integrated approach to phobia treatment. Using an advanced combination of medication and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), we’ll tailor a treatment plan to suit your needs. As you learn coping mechanisms and address the underlying beliefs surrounding your phobia, we will gradually reduce the dosage of your medication. These two forms of phobia treatment work in tandem to ultimately stop your phobia from having such a profound impact on your life. 

Our CBT therapists have years of experience successfully treating individuals with complex issues, including those with long-term conditions. They will take the time to gain an in-depth understanding of your phobia and the way it affects you, after which they will develop a bespoke treatment plan that goes at your pace. As your treatment continues, the fear and anxiety of your phobia will subside and be replaced by powerful feelings of inner strength and empowerment.

We understand how significantly a phobia can impact your quality of life, and we’ll utilise every resource to help you get back on track. Whether you’re worried that a loved one is struggling with a phobia or you’d like our experts to assess you, we’re here to offer our advice and guidance.

Your phobia treatment plan

Following our in-depth assessment and subsequent phobia diagnosis, you’ll benefit from a personalised and balanced treatment approach that prioritises managing your symptoms and reducing the impact of the condition on your life.

Step One

To ensure a perfectly tailored treatment plan, we begin with a professional phobia diagnosis and produce a personalised assessment report.

Step Two

Our experts will evaluate your particular treatment and medication needs and create a bespoke treatment plan that suits you. We have a deep-rooted understanding of the specific benefits associated with each and can talk you through these during your appointment.

Step Three

Phobia patients require continued CBT sessions to help you manage your symptoms over the long term, which is why we recommend follow-up appointments to review progress, discuss any concerns and adjust medication doses to support you on your path to recovery.

Meet our specialists in phobia treatment

Our phobia specialists are among the best in their field, having successfully treated the symptoms of phobias and related conditions for decades. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and that to provide the transformation so many of our clients enjoy requires a bespoke, holistic plan — one we’re confident you won’t find anywhere else.

Additional resources

What you need to know about Phobias

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Other conditions treated by our experts

Our psychiatric team specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions and many others. Each patient is treated on a case-by-case basis, meaning that your treatment plan is unique to you. We have two clinics in London and online appointments available, so contact us today to book yours.

We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

Do you need support managing your mental health symptoms so that they stop dominating your life?
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Discover how you can remove intense fear and anxiety caused by your phobia. If you would like to speak with our medical secretaries, call us now on 02071180407 or click the button below.
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