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Aichmophobia

Mental Health Counselling for Aichmophobia & Fear of Needles – Available in Wolverhampton and Online

Aichmophobia is the Fear of Needles, Injections or Sharp Objects. One of the biggest problems associated with this particular phobia is that people tend to avoid essential medical or dental healthcare procedures and therefore increase the likelihood of ill health as a result.

It has become a much more common problem since the government of the UK announced that everybody is due to recieve the Coronavirus vaccination during 2021 and it is important that aichmophobia does not stand in the way of being vaccinated.

Aichmophobia is the Fear of Needles - Close up of Hypodermic needle

Modern Hypodermic needles are so fine that in almost all cases they can “hardly” be felt, however, if a person is tense and fearful about having an injection they actually increase their experience of pain significantly!

All phobias, regardless of what the feared object or circumstances are, cause Anxiety and Stress for the sufferer. 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 here at TranceForm Psychotherapy and will treat you and your Aichmophobia 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 phobic person “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 Aichmophobia 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!

Symptoms of Aichmophobia

symptoms-of-Aichmophobia-tranceform-psychology-wolverhampton The symptoms of Aichmophobia are very similar to other specific phobias and will often include:

  • Feelings of Panic, Dread or Terror
  • Inability to Relax
  • Avoiding Medical Procedures
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Being quick tempered
  • Feelings of dizziness
  • Difficulties in becoming motivated
  • Palpitations
  • Aches & Pains
  • Fatigued Muscles
  • Dry and Sticky mouth
  • Sweating Excessively
  • Breathlessness
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Poor Quality of Sleep

Aichmophobia 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! Aichmophobia 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 a limiting belief in that person’s life – “I’ve learnt to live with it.” In just as many cases, Aichmophobia 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 Aichmophobia will find a course of Psychotherapy helps enormously. Almost every phobia responds well to psychological interventions.

Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Aichmophobia

If you’re committed to overcoming your aichmophobia problems then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul, or Joan.

Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychological training 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.

Initial Consultations for Aichmophobia

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We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your aichmophobia problems prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The cost is £50 and lasts around 50 minutes.

Why not drop us an e-mail to find out if we can help before paying for your initial consultation or, if you prefer, pay now and we’ll get back to you to arrange a mutual date and time.




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 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 our change programmes 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.

For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.

The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.

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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I specialise in the following areas:

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Call me on 07434 776125

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e-mail: joan@tranceformpsychology.com

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