Fears and Phobias

A phobia is an intense and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation. When this fear or related avoidance is causing you major distress or is impacting on your life in a significant and negative way, then it may be a problem to seek help for. Phobias can be about many different things, but commonly relate to natural phenomena (e.g. storms or water), blood / injury (e.g. seeing blood, having injections, going to the dentist), animals / insects (e.g. spiders, snakes, dogs), situations (e.g. heights, enclosed spaces), or other themes such as vomiting. Effective treatment is available for specific phobias. At Winkler Psychology, we offer psychological treatment for specific phobias that is guided by the latest scientific research and best practice.