Phobias

Many of us feel anxious about specific situations or objects such as spiders, heights, flying or crowded places. However, sometimes these anxieties can turn into irrational fear – a phobia. If you have a phobia, your anxiety will be triggered by a very specific scenario or object even when there is no danger.

The feelings of anxiety from your phobias can become too strong. If you find you are prevented from doing things you want to and feel miserable it is time to seek treatment for your phobia.

Our treatment approach for phobias

Our approach to treating phobias combines individualised programmes with treatments based on current clinical evidence. There are two types of treatment for phobias: talking therapies and medication. Psychotherapy or counselling can help you understand and find strategies to overcome your phobia and CBT can help you learn more positive emotional and behavioural responses to situations and feelings.

Medication can also be effective for your phobia. It may help you to feel less anxious and cope better so that you can start to enjoy life again.

Phobia treatment tailored to you

Our phobia treatments here at Nightingale Hospital London can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. We have the expertise to approach the support and treatment we offer you for your phobia in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.

Through therapy and alternative approaches such as meditation, relaxation, sleep therapy and physical therapies we aim to give you knowledge and coping skills for dealing with your phobia.

Phobia Specialists

Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your phobias. It is vital you find a phobia specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on phobia specialists and phobia treatment programmes we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make.

Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.