All About The Fear of Bad Breath & How To Overcome it with CBT, Therapy & Counselling in Wolverhampton & West Midlands
About The Fear of Bad Breath
The Fear of Bad Breath is technically known as Halitophobia and may be the fear of HAVING bad breath yourself, or alternatively the fear of encountering other people’s bad breath.
Either way, if this phobia is having a negative impact on your life or social interactions, then a solution is available.
The fear of bad breath may have become more exaggerated since the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic because of the problems associated with transmission of the virus in a person’s breath.
All phobias, regardless of what the feared object or circumstances are, produce feelings of Anxiety and Stress for the sufferer, and the Fear of Bad Breath is no different.
Whilst the feared object or situation may seem, to other people, to be ‘ridiculous’ or ‘silly’, the person who suffers from Halitophobia 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 Fear of Bad Breath seriously and with ‘unconditional positive regard’.
Fear of Bad Breath Symptoms
- Anger problems
- Generalised Anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Control issues
- Feelings of depression
- Insomnia & sleeping problems
- Low Self-Esteem
- Low Self-Confidence
- Panic attacks
- Overthinking things
- Avoidance and safety behaviours
Halitophobia 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 Fear of Bad Breath rather than solve it!
Your Fear of Bad Breath may be the result of negative experiences that can be either directly or indirectly linked to the object or situational fear.
Over time, these symptoms can become “normalised” and “accepted” as limiting beliefs in that person’s life – “you have learnt to live with it.”
In just as many cases, Halitophobia may have become worse over time as more and more sophisticated avoidance behaviours and routines are developed.
The good news is that the vast majority of people who suffer with a Fear of Bad Breath will find that a course of Psychological Therapy will help enormously by helping to change the fundamental thinking contributing to the problem in the first place!
CBT for the Fear of Bad Breath
If you’re committed to overcoming your Halitophobia then we highly recommend following our Tranceformental CBT 10 session programme.
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic course of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand the psychological aspects of your problem.
It can also help you to identify any unhelpful thinking styles or limiting beliefs that might be reinforcing the issue.
The programme is also available as an online self-help CBT programme. if you prefer not to consult a therapist directly.
CBT is an empirically supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Free Initial Consultations for the Fear of Bad Breath
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your Halitophobia 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 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
Tranceform offers CBT, therapy & counselling for people living in:
- West Midlands
- South Staffordshire
For those living further afield, we also offer Online Therapy Services using Zoom.