Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two. For Example, of heights or your annual visit to the dentist. For most people, these fears are minor. But, when fears become so severe that they cause tremendous anxiety and interfere with your normal life, they’re called phobias. The good news is that phobias may be managed and cured.
In most cases people can live with Phobias, however cognitive behavioural therapy has been found to be a very effective method of treating phobias. CBT is a type of counselling that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It can be used to develop practical ways of dealing with your phobia. One part of the CBT treatment process that’s often used to treat simple phobias involves gradual exposure to your fear, so that you feel less anxious about it. This is known as desensitisation or exposure therapy.