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Pogonophobia Counselling

Mental Health Counselling for Pogonophobia the Fear of Beards – Available in Wolverhampton and Online Worldwide

Pogonophobia is the Fear of Beards or a fear of men with beards. Please be aware that Paul does have a beard so you may wish to consult another one of our therapists for this particular problem.

There has been a popular myth that people who have facial hair are ‘trying to hide something’ and therefore, by default, represent some sort of ‘threat’ and this may still have a relevance for Pogonophobia sufferers.

Pogonophobia may also be a version of Androphobia, the fear of men.

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pogonophobia fear of beards - middle aged man with full beard

At the current time (2020) beards are a very popular fashion statement for men of all ages and this seems to be particularly true for the ‘full beard’ as seen in the image above.

All phobias, regardless of what the feared object or circumstances are, produce feelings of Anxiety and Stress for the sufferer, and Pogonophobia is no different in this sense.

Whilst the feared object or situation may seem, to other people, to be ‘ridiculous’ or ‘silly’, the person who suffers from Pogonophobia knows only too well that the Anxiety that they experience is real enough.

We completely understand this here at TranceForm Psychology and will treat you and your Pogonophobia seriously.

For many years Psychologists have been aware that our minds are more than capable of producing a real biological reaction to any given situation and so as long as the Pogonophobia sufferer “believes” that the object or situation they fear represents danger to them, then they will experience real fear.

The majority of people who do suffer with Pogonophobia recognise that their fear is “irrational” but continue to experience it regardless of this knowledge. This is why simply being told to “snap out of it” rarely produces a solution!

Pogonophobia Symptoms

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The symptoms of Pogonophobia are very similar to other specific phobias and will often include:

  • Avoid going near people with beards
  • Panic attacks
  • Inability to Relax
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Being quick tempered
  • Feelings of dizziness
  • Prickly sensations like pins and needles
  • Palpitations
  • Migraines and Headaches

Pogonophobia Symptoms are generally automatic and uncontrollable and can seem to take over a person’s thoughts which frequently leads to extreme measures being taken to avoid the feared object or situation, what are known as “Safety” or “Avoidance” behaviours.

Unfortunately, for the sufferer, these safety behaviours have a paradoxical effect and actually reinforce the phobia rather than solve it!

Pogonophobia may be the result of negative emotional experiences that can be either directly or indirectly linked to the object or situational fear.

Over time, the symptoms often become “normalised” and “accepted” as limiting beliefs in that person’s life – “I’ve learnt to live with it.”

In just as many cases, Pogonophobia may have become worse over time as more and more sophisticated safety behaviours and routines are developed.

The good news is that the vast majority of people who suffer from Pogonophobia will find a course of Psychological Therapy helps enormously.

Overcome Your Pogonophobia with Our Self-Help CBT Programme – Only £99!

Self-help CBT has been shown to be highly effective for anxiety-related problems such as Pogonophobia and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

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Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, our Self-Help CBT course will teach you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your Pogonophobia without having to visit a therapist.

Click Self-Help CBT for Pogonophobia to find out more.

Psychological Help for Pogonophobia

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If you’re determined to overcome your Pogonophobia problems then we highly recommend following our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul which is available as an Online Therapy as well as a self-directed programme.

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic mental health counselling course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.

Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.

Alternative Therapy Options for Pogonophobia

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Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for Pogonophobia is our Tranceformental CBT programme, we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.

These include:

  • Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.
  • General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.
  • Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.

Free Initial Consultations for Pogonophobia

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We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your Pogonophobia prior to commencing any treatment plans.

During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available online using Zoom by prior arrangement.

At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

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Overcome Your Mental Health difficulties with Our Online Self-Help CBT Programme - Only £99!

Self-help CBT has been shown to be highly effective for a range of mental health problems and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, our Self-Help CBT course will teach you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your problems without having to visit a therapist.

Click Self-Help CBT to find out more.

For most mental health problems we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.

Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.

Visit Online Counselling for more details.

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