EFFECTIVE HELP FOR FEARS AND PHOBIAS
Don't let fears interfere with your life! Treatment for phobias in Rickmansworth and Aylesbury clinics, welcoming enquiries from Eastcote, Harrow, Northwood, Watford, Uxbridge, Pinner, Chesham and Berkhamsted & Chorleywood.
Sessions are also available via Skype and Zoom.
Phobias are extremely common and are experienced by at least 11% of the population at some time in their lives. Some of the most common are fears of spiders, snakes, flying, birds, needles, vomit, fear of open or enclosed spaces (such as fear of lifts or fear of tube trains), fear of driving, fear of dying and fear of heights. Indeed, people can develop a phobic response to almost any situation.
What REALLY causes phobias?
Phobias are the result of the huge amount fear and anxiety we create by the WAY they are think about a feared object or event. At the very heart of phobias lies a lack of belief in our capabilities to handle our feared situation. It's easy to attribute a fear to the stimulus itself; most people suffering from a phobia know logically that their response is irrational and unjustified. For example, a person with a fear of flying may know logically that it is the safest form of transport but still are terrified at the thought of it.
How is this possible??
Most people don't look 'internally' at their own particular ways of thinking to try to understand or change their phobic response - and that's where the answer lays. Phobias and fears do not happen 'to us', but we create then with simple, specific cognitive processes. For example, we misuse our imagination to imagine the worst-case scenario which creates and maintains our fear response. If you then choose to avoid the feared stimulus - by telling yourself it's so scary that you can't even face it - this will have the effect of escalating your fear and increasing your sense of powerless in your emotional response to it.
VIDEO REVIEWS FROM PAST CLIENTS
"I finished Thrive feeling like a different person"
"It just works"
Holly overcame her fear of snakes with the Thrive Programme!
Other common types of phobias include:
Arachnophobia - Fear of Spiders. Half of women and 10% of men have a fear of spiders.
Agoraphobia - this involves intense fear and avoidance of any place or situation where escape might be difficult or help unavailable in the event of developing sudden panic-like symptoms.
Claustrophobia - Fear of being trapped in small confined spaces.
Acrophobia - Fear of heights.
Carcinophobia - Fear of cancer.
Dentophobia - Fear of the dentist.
Glossophobia - Fear of public speaking
Hypochondria - Fear of illness
Verminophobia - Fear of germs
You CAN overcome your phobia. Here's how...
The Thrive Programme® is a revolutionary and powerful training programme that helps you to truly understand yourself, your beliefs and your thinking styles that are causing your fear. Once you have that insight, it can be very easy to think differently, change old patterns of behaviour and feel back in control of your thinking and emotions about that very thing you were afraid of.
The Programme doesn't just teach you how to manage or reduce your fears - it equips you with the all the skills and resources you need to feel emotionally in control. Rather than teaching you to extinguish emotional fires, you'll learn how not to set them in the first place!
What is The Thrive Programme?
It is an easy-to-follow yet extremely effective psychological training programme to overcome mental health problems and learn to thrive. You will learn how to significantly improve your thoughts, emotions and beliefs so you can feel back in control and symptom-free.
You will develop robust mental health, high, stable self-esteem and self-confidence and be able to make the most of life whilst knowing you can cope when it gets tough.
How does it work?
Over 6 weekly, one-to-one sessions, I will teach how all you need in order to reach your goals. The sessions can be done either in person in my offices or via video conferencing such as Skype or Zoom.
A completely different approach!
The Thrive Programme® is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting mental well-being. If you have previously tried other interventions or therapies that have not worked for you (as is the case with most of the clients I see), please be reassured that The Thrive Programme is completely different to any other kind of intervention available for mental well-being. The Programme is unique.....and it works.