A specific phobia involves a marked, persistent and excessive fear of a specific object or situation e.g. flying, heights, seeing blood, animals/insects.  People with specific phobias tend to avoid the feared situation or else put up with it whilst experiencing intense anxiety or distress.  

An example of a complex phobia is agoraphobia.  This is a fear of being is a situation which might provoke a panic attack or from which escape might be difficult or embarrassing, such as being outside the house, being in a crowd or travelling on public transport.  Those with agoraphobia tend to avoid these types of situations, which can interfere significantly with their everyday lives.  

If you think you have a specific phobia or a complex phobia, you can book a session with one of our psychologists, who are all trained in working with phobias and will ensure you get the help you need.

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