Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for specific phobia
Sessions held in Chelmsford, Essex
The overall objective of this programme is help you to understand how you first acquired your particular phobia or fear of a specific object or situation, and to understand how this fear, or fears, are maintained, through avoidance and escape.
Likely phobia and fears to be treated include:
- Lifts and escalators
- Blood and injections
- Rats and mice
- Hospitals and Dentist Surgeries
- Meeting strangers
- Speaking in public
- Using Public conveniences
- Eating in public
- People seeing you nervous
- Crowded shops
- Shopping Centres
- Restaurants, churches, cinemas
- Closed spaces
- Open spaces
- Travel by Public transport
- Walking alone
- Being alone at home
- Dirt or soiled things
- Lightning or Thunder
- Darkness or Night
- Increasing your heart rate
- People criticizing you
In my Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Specific Phobia programme we will work together to:
- Reduce the physical symptoms of your anxiety through relaxation training
- Modify your schemas which maintain your phobias
- Eliminate all of your avoidance behaviours
- Help you to acquire relapse prevention skills
- Help you to face what you fear, rather than avoid it.
As a result, your fear and anxiety will:
- Fade as you learn that your phobia is unfounded.
And you will:
- Uncover your beliefs about each object or situation you fear.
- Learn to relax when you are feeling tense.
- Become much less tense, become able to do the very things you fear now, and feel more effective in your life.
- Achieve all of the above without the need for antidepressants or antianxiety medications for such fears.
This Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Specific Phobia course is a series of one-hour psycho-educational sessions.
|1||Introduction to CBT model, Diagnostic assessment and Treatment Plan|
|2||Behavioural interventions, such as breathing and relaxation exercises|
|3||Behavioural and cognitive interventions, such as construction hierarchies of fears, imaginal and in vivo behavioural experiments, identification of safety behaviours, elicitation and challenging of negative automatic thoughts|
|4||"Overpractising" of exposures, discovery of alternative coping strategies, stress inoculation techniques, encouragement of self-efficacy|
|5||Elimination of safety behaviours, continuing work on schemas and automatic thoughts|