Support for phobias in Surrey

What is a phobia?

Phobias can develop around any object or situation such as spiders, rodents, heights or flying.

When we have a phobia, we experience high levels of anxiety which can be triggered when we are near our feared object or situation or even when we are thinking about it.

Phobia symptoms

Intense anxiety which arises when we perceive the feared object or situation causes the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response to kick in. Physical symptoms include increase of heart rate, sweating, shaking or dizziness.

Many people with phobias avoid situations where they might have to face their fear. Although this may reduce anxiety in the short term, phobias can become a problem if they start to impact daily life, for example if they stop you from doing things you would like to or need to do.

Our therapists are trained in a range of techniques that can help you change the way you think and overcome your phobias.

Treating phobias with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be very effective in treating phobias and we can deliver this to you in a range of methods that fit your individual needs and lifestyle. 

Face to Face CBT

Talking therapies are available at various locations throughout the Surrey area.

Online CBT

Access therapy from the convenience of your own location and working at your own pace.

Phone or Skype CBT

CBT can also be delivered to you via phone or Skype if this would work best for you.

How can I access support for phobias in Surrey?

Our NHS service is free and available throughout Surrey for people 17+ who are registered with a Surrey GP.

You can ask your GP to refer you or you can choose to refer yourself and you can expect complete confidentiality.

For self-referral, simply complete our online form or call us on 01483 906392. Our team will discuss with you ways that we can help.