A phobia is a strong fear or anxiety which is set off by being in a certain situation or being near a certain object. Many of us have fears about certain situations or objects, but it becomes a phobia if the fear doesn’t match the danger, it lasts for more than six months, and it affects how you live your day-to-day life.

Common phobias include being near certain animals (such as spiders, dogs or snakes), heights, flying, eating certain foods, having an injection, seeing blood or vomit, or fearing you will vomit yourself. Phobias can affect you on a daily basis, especially if you begin to organise your life around avoiding the thing that you fear.

Treatment for phobias can work quickly. To refer yourself to Talk Liverpool, click HERE.