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Treating Spider Phobias

Before you read any further let me assure you that you will not see any spiders on this page so please don’t worry.

Panic and fear are normal feelings and indeed we need them as human beings in order to survive as they are part of our fright, flight, freeze defense mechanism but these anxieties are bad for us when they are triggered too often or inappropriately.

Phobias are a form of anxiety, often cause distress and seriously affect a person’s quality of life.

We recently had a client who came to us with a fear of spiders – arachnophobia – and this fear caused him serious problems.  If a spider was in a room he couldn’t go into the room until someone removed it and if he saw a spider fall out of a coat he would burn the coat rather than wear it again.

After just one session with Alec the client felt much better about spiders – so much so that photos of spiders had no effect on him, seeing spiders around the house is now not a problem and he can even handle small house spiders himself.  Any of these things would have previously caused him great distress.

We treat all kinds of phobias and whilst not everyone will have such great results after only one session, two or three is usually enough to improve your quality of life beyond recognition.

Please call us now if you would like more information. We can help.