Acrophobia Therapy & Counselling
Acrophobia is the Fear of Heights or high places and is extremely common across the population.
Sufferers will often argue that their fear of heights or high places is completely rational because falling from a very high building, for example, is almost certainly likely to result in fatal injuries.
Whilst this is certainly true, what acrophobia sufferers fail to take into consideration is that falling from a high building is extremely unlikely in the first place.
This ‘statistical’ distortion (that something extremely unlikely to happen, is highly likely to happen) is a common feature of phobic thinking and explains why phobias are considered to be irrational.
It is the perception that high places are dangerous that is the key to understanding and overcoming acrophobia.
Acrophobia Symptoms & Behaviours
All phobias, including Acrophobia, create feelings of anxiety because phobic objects or situations are always perceived as a threat.
Consequently, the symptoms of Acrophobia are both specific and generic and may include:
- Avoidance of tall buildings or places.
- 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 Acrophobia.
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 Acrophobia
We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for Acrophobia the Fear of Heights.
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 Acrophobia on the following links:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Acrophobia
- Self-help CBT course for Acrophobia
- Counselling for the Fear of Heights
- Hypnotherapy for the Fear of Heights
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 Acrophobia
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your Acrophobia prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various psychological 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 Acrophobia 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.