Ablutophobia Therapy & Counselling
Ablutophobia is the fear of washing, bathing or cleaning and tends to be more common in children and women than in men.
However, the fear generally dissipates in children as they learn that bathing is not something to be feared.
Whilst the feared object or situation may seem, to other people, to be ridiculous or silly, the person who suffers from the phobia knows only too well that the Anxiety that they experience is real enough.
We completely understand this and will treat you and your Ablutophobia seriously.
The majority of people who do suffer with Ablutophobia understand 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!
Ablutophobia Symptoms & Behaviours
All phobias, including Ablutophobia, create feelings of anxiety because phobic objects or situations are always perceived as a threat.
Consequently, the symptoms of Ablutophobia are both specific and generic and may include:
- Avoidance of water.
- An elevated heart rate.
- A sense of dread about what might happen.
- Worrying that you might pass out.
- Feeling dizzy or disoriented.
- Heart palpitations.
- Dry or Sticky mouth
- Hot sweats.
- Difficulty breathing easily.
- Feelings of panic.
You may have all, some or even different symptoms to these listed here and this is due to the subjective nature of Ablutophobia.
However, it is important to be aware that these symptoms WILL subside over time and rarely last for more that 20 to 30 minutes.
Therapy & Counselling for Ablutophobia
We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for Ablutophobia the Fear of Bathing.
Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:
- How long you have had the problem.
- Your personal preferences.
- How your problem is affecting you today.
You can read more about the different types of therapy for Ablutophobia on the following links:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Ablutophobia
- Self-help CBT course for Ablutophobia
- Counselling for the Fear of Bathing
- Hypnotherapy for the Fear of Bathing
Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.
Furthermore, research also suggests that therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.
Free Initial Consultations for Ablutophobia
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your fear of bathing prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various therapy options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
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 any therapy treatments BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Overcome Ablutophobia with our CBT Course
Our 10 session course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different psychological problems.
Using an online learning platform, it is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support either face-to-face in the Wombourne offices, or using Zoom video facilities.
It can also be taken as a self help CBT course that will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques used throughout the mental health profession.