Has a significant impact on people’s day to day lives, making them avoid objects or situations.


A phobia is an anxiety usually linked to an object, situation or an event that does not normally pose a threat. People who experience phobias find it has a significant impact on their day to day lives, making them avoid the object or situation and heightening their feelings of anxiety.

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How Brighter Paths helps people with phobias:

Our fundamental aim at Brighter Paths Psychologists is to help to reduce the emotional distress that you, your loved one or family are experiencing. Our Psychologists achieve this by using evidence based therapies that are proven to help you to live a more fulfilled and enhanced life and to choose your ‘brighter path’.

If you are feeling anxious and feel that you have a phobia and you would like to understand and overcome your difficulties then here at Brighter Paths Psychologists we work with you to tailor the most effective and proven therapy to your goals and individual requirements.

Some of the psychological approaches that are proven and recommended for understanding and reducing emotional distress are:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Compassionate Focused Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Narrative therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Integrative Approaches

What to expect when working with us.