CBT Treatment for Phobias - London & Sevenoaks

We provide fast and effective treatment for Phobias from our clinics in Sevenoaks  and London Bridge. You can also organise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a Phobia with one of our forty therapists operating across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. CBT is the recommended treatment for Phobias and the research evidence shows that it delivers sustainable results. To talk to one of our Cognitive Behavioural Therapists about treatment for a Phobia, call 01732 808626 or email info@thinkcbt.com


What Are Phobias?

Specific phobias involve an excessive, unreasonable and persistent fear that is triggered by the anticipation or presence of a specific object or situation, such as flying, seeing a dog or having an injection. Key factors include:

  • Exposure to the object or trigger almost always provokes an immediate anxiety response, which may take the form of a situationally specific panic attack.
  • The individual recognizes that the fear is excessive or unreasonable.
  • The phobic situation is avoided or else is endured with intense anxiety or distress

People can develop phobias in five main areas covering animal phobias, Natural environment, situational, blood injury and a general category referred to as other. Specific phobias are learnt and can be progressively managed through a systematic process of graded exposure. This is done using both cognitive and behavioural techniques and is always managed in a safe and controlled manner.

The research demonstrates that phobias can be effectively treated using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  CBT is the recommended treatment of choice for phobias and offers a fast and practical basis for overcoming the problem. Unlike some of the more traditional therapeutic approaches or passive counselling techniques, CBT deals with the behavioural responses, negative reinforcement and emotional / physiological reactions that keep the problem going.

Visit our Client Feedback page to read more about how CBT has been used to manage and overcome phobias and other anxiety problems.

If you want to talk to a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist about your phobia, then just complete the simple contact form and we will organise a free initial telephone consultation. You can also take a free confidential self-assessment by using the following links:


Take the Free Agoraphobia (DSM-5)

Take the Free Phobias Scale Assessment (PSQ)

Take the Free Severity Measure for Specific Phobia (SPSM)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for fears and phobias brings the same rigor, structure and focus to the problem that it provides for many other psychological, emotional and behavioural problems.  

Follow the evidence and take a positive step towards changing your situation.

Call us now on 01732 808 626, click here to send a message or email us at info@thinkcbt.com. You can also find out more about our services by clicking this link.

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