Phobia is when a person experiences extreme terror when confronted with a certain object, situation or activity. This can result in avoiding the object or situation.
There are hundreds of examples which you can view on www.phobialist.com.
More common types include
- aerophobia (fear of air travel),
- arachnophobia (fear of spiders),
- claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces),
- haemophobia (fear of blood),
- cynophobia (fear of dogs)
- belonophobia (fear of needles.)
Treatment for Specific Phobia will include the techniques described under Anxiety and will also include interventions specific to the identified disorder which will be agreed during
The OASIS Overall Anxiety Scale
will help you judge whether you are experiencing distressing symptoms of Anxiety and I will use specific phobia questionnaires to determine the type of phobia and level of distress you are experiencing. This information will then be used as part of your treatment plan.