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Phobias can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. They are intense, irrational fears that can trigger severe anxiety and avoidance behaviours. Phobias go beyond typical fears, often causing distress disproportionate to the actual threat. Left unaddressed, phobias can limit an individual’s ability to engage in everyday activities.

Types of Different Phobias

Phobias manifest in various forms, each of which are unique to the individual. Common phobias can include:

  • Situational Phobias: Fears related to specific situations (e.g., heights, flying).
  • Specific Phobias: Fear of specific things such as dogs, blood or needles, medical settings (e.g., going into an MRI machine).
  • Social Phobia (or social anxiety): Fear of social situations, leading to avoidance of interactions with others.
  • Agoraphobia: Fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or embarrassing, including crowded places.

These are just a few examples, and phobias can range from the seemingly mundane to the more complex.

Overcome Your Phobia

Understanding the nature of phobias is the first step towards managing the fear. Utilising evidence-based therapeutic approaches, here at Angsana Psychology, we work collaboratively with individuals to identify the triggers of their phobia, before developing personalised strategies for coping. Our compassionate and client-centred approach ensures a safe space for exploration and growth.

Phobia Therapy Norwich

As a chartered clinical psychologist, Dr Jinnie Ooi offers phobia therapy in Norwich, empowering individuals to conquer their fears. Through a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) techniques, our goal is to support you to live a life free from the constraints of phobias. Take the first step towards empowerment and get in touch with us today to book your initial consultation with Dr Jinnie Ooi today.

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