Fears & Phobias

Fears and Phobias

The origin of a phobia is usually associated with the emotions caused by a traumatic event from early life. One of the roles of our subconscious mind, especially during our early development, is to ensure that we are programmed to avoid situations that put us in mortal danger. Phobias are produced when the subconscious creates this ‘instinctual’ response incorrectly.  For example, a child who witnesses her mother screaming at her because she has climbed onto a window ledge, may get a distorted impression of the dangers of high places.

When any fear becomes a phobia it can be extremely debilitating and restrict many areas of your life.  Through various methods of therapy, the aim is to reduce your level of underlying anxiety, teach you how to maintain a greater state of calm, diminish the emotional trauma associated with earlier experiences and re-programme the subconscious mind with new behavioural patterns in response to the source of distress.

The Practice is Certified and insured to use Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) which has been proven to help people overcome phobias, fears and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).