Phobia is when you have a particular fear of something or a situation and is born out of your own experience or someone close to you having the phobia.  An example of this is a child witnessing their mother screaming and racing around the lounge when a spider has been spotted.  You can have a phobia of many different things or situations. Here are a few:

  • Spiders
  • Mice
  • Flying insects
  • Clowns
  • Needles/blood
  • Dogs
  • Flying
  • Enclosed spaces
  • Open spaces
  • Crowds
  • Vomiting
  • Heights

The feelings experienced with phobia are the same as high anxiety and panic attack so please see the anxiety page for more information. We will look at when the original phobia began.  With a specific tool I use called ‘the rewind technique’ I will help you to become completely relaxed and using guided imagery I can show you how you what your life will look like when you are free of the phobia. My therapy room is in Brockham which is ten minutes from Reigate and Dorking. (Please see Further help for more information on the rewind technique)  It is so liberating and can open your life to many new opportunities you may not have experienced as a result of your old fears

If you affected by the issues described on this page please contact me for a free consultation

Sally Nilsson Therapist
10 Most Common Phobias
  • Social Phobia. ...
  • Trypanophobia. (medical procedures)
  • Astraphobia. (Thunder and Lightening)
  • Cynophobia. (dogs) 
  • Aerophobia. Aerophobia (flying)
  • Acrophobia. (heights)
  • Ophidiophobia. (snakes)
  • Arachnophobia. (spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions)
  • Agoraphobia. (Outdoors / Open spaces)
  • Mysophobia (Dirt and germs)