It can be extremely distressing and lonely living with a phobia. At Catalyst Therapy & Training, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. We offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you effectively manage your phobia.
Our therapists are all vastly experienced working as mental health educators and practitioners, and we’re extremely proud of our ability to help people like you overcome a wide range of simple and complex phobias.
Types of phobias
There is an extremely wide range of situations and objects that people develop phobias about, but phobias themselves can generally be divided into two types, simple and complex.
Simple phobias often develop in childhood or adolescence and centre on a specific animal, activity, object or situation, and sometimes become less severe as you get older.
Complex phobias develop from a deep fear or anxiety about a situation and tend to develop in adulthood. Complex phobias are often more disabling than simple phobias, as individuals may feel anxiety when faced with anything that may see them encounter their phobia.
Symptoms of phobias
A phobia is classified as a type of anxiety disorder, and you can either feel no symptoms until you encounter your phobia, or you may feel symptoms just thinking about it. There are a number of symptoms associated with phobias, including:
- Short breath
- Palpitations (increased heart rate)
- Upset stomach
- Shaking and trembling
Of course, the symptoms of phobias vary from person to person, but if you do suffer from a phobia, it’s highly likely that you’ve experienced at least some of these symptoms before.
What causes phobias?
Whilst there is no typical cause for developing phobias, there are a few factors that are associated with developing them, including:
- An incident or trauma being associated with the object of your phobia
- Siblings or parents teaching an individual to have a negative response to something early in life
- Some evidence suggests that some individuals have a genetic tendency to be more anxious than others, making them more likely to develop phobias
Catalyst Therapy understands that you want nothing more than to lead a happy, fulfilling life, free from phobia. We use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you overcome the causes of your phobia and beat the associated symptoms. When you work with Catalyst Therapy to overcome your phobia, you’ll be able to concentrate on your family, relationships and career again.
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