All About Agoraphobia, the Fear of Open Spaces, & How To Overcome it with CBT, Therapy & Counselling in Wolverhampton & West Midlands
What is Agoraphobia?
Agoraphobia is the Fear of Open Spaces, or in some circumstances, public spaces.
You may find it difficult to leave the comfort and safety of your own home for fear that something bad may happen, or that you will not be able to get back home.
During 2020 the UK experienced the Coronavirus pandemic in which the British public were constantly told about the dangers of venturing outside and even that going outside endangered other people lives.
Following the lowering of lockdown measures, many people felt that it was still too dangerous to go outside and began to develop Agoraphobia as a result of post coronavirus stress.
Agoraphobia Symptoms & Behaviours
All phobias, including Agoraphobia, create feelings of anxiety because phobic objects or situations are always perceived as a threat.
Consequently, the symptoms of Agoraphobia are both specific and generic and may include:
- Avoidance of open places.
- Staying near to home.
- 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 Agoraphobia.
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 Agoraphobia
We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for Agoraphobia the Fear of Open Spaces.
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 Agoraphobia on the following links:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Agoraphobia
- Self-help CBT course for Agoraphobia
- Counselling for the Fear of Open Spaces
- Hypnotherapy for the Fear of Open Spaces
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 Agoraphobia
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your Agoraphobia 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 Your Problems with our CBT Course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different mental health problems.
Using our 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.
Areas We Serve
We offer mental health services, therapy & counselling for people living in:
- West Midlands
- South Staffordshire
For those living further afield, we also offer Online Therapy Services using Zoom.
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