PHOBIA COUNSELLING SOUTHAMPTON

 

 Specific phobias can usually be treated within 1 to 3 sessions.  You should at the least experience a reduction in anxiety related to your phobia from the very first session.

Techniques used combine CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) together with other innovative and effective treatments.  In particular you will have access to the rewind technique or fast phobia cure originally developed by Dr Richard Bandler.

Multi-layered or multi-trigger phobias sometimes take longer to treat such as, Agoraphobia or Social Phobia.

With an understanding of the latest research into Phobia treatment, the process I use does not necessarily require any initial exposure to the actual phobic stimulus, so phobias such as Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) can easily and effectively be treated without difficulty or trauma to the client.  Where I do use exposure, anxiety levels are reduced first so that you will feel as comfortable as possible with the progression of any session.  You the client will determine all progress, and you will never be pushed to go further than you want.  However, the nature of the treatment used means that clients rapidly feel confident and secure enough to test and overcome their fears.