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Fear of Vomiting Therapy & Counselling

The Fear of Vomiting is known technically as Emetophobia and is thought to affect around 5% of the population in the UK!

Here at Tranceform Psychology Paul has expert knowledge and a thorough understanding of this problem and has helped literally hundreds of sufferers to beat their fear of vomiting using our highly effective Tranceformental CBT programme which is now available as a self-help course – see lower down this page.

Although Emetophobia is most prevalent in the female population there are also male sufferers.

We estimate the split to be around 90/10 with the higher female proportion probably being attributable to the fact that only females suffer ‘morning sickness’ due to pregnancy

The fear of vomiting is also known as the Fear of Being Sick as well as Vomit Phobia.

Fear is the emotional experience that we have when we perceive there to be some sort of threat in our immediate location or context, or even that a threat may present itself in the future (anticipatory anxiety) and this is certainly true for somebody who has a fear of Vomiting.

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Just because somebody else doesn’t find the situations that give rise to the Fear of Vomiting particularly worrying, doesn’t mean that sufferers are in some way ‘stupid’ or dysfunctional – at some point the phobic response was ‘coherent’ and served a useful purpose.

The good news is that most people who suffer with the Fear of Vomiting can almost certainly learn the tools and techniques to manage their thinking more effectively and reduce, or completely eradicate, their phobia.

Fear of Vomiting Symptoms

The symptoms of the Fear of Vomiting are very similar to other specific phobias and will often include:

Symptoms of the Fear of Vomiting may seem to occur automatically and can seem to take over a person’s thoughts.

When this happens it seems that the most natural thing to do is to develop a ‘strategy, of avoiding those situations which ‘trigger’ the problem. These strategies are collectively known as “Safety” or “Avoidance” behaviours.

Unfortunately, for the Fear of Vomiting sufferer, these safety behaviours often have the opposite effect and actually reinforce the phobia rather than solve it!

In some instances the Fear of Vomiting may be the result of negative emotional experiences in earlier life, or just as often can simply be something that happened more recently that has become the current ‘focus of attention’.

If not addressed sooner rather than later, the Fear of Vomiting can often become “normalised” and “accepted” as a limiting belief in that person’s life – “I’ll always have this phobia”.

In just as many cases, the Fear of Vomiting may have become worse over time as more and more sophisticated safety behaviours and routines are developed.

Therapy & Counselling for the Fear of Vomiting

Tranceform offer a range of psychological therapy and counselling solutions for Emetophobia which you can read about below.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the Fear of Vomiting

If you’re determined to overcome your fear of Vomiting then we highly recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul.

T-CBT is a clinically proven psychotherapy course that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify any limiting beliefs and unhelpful thinking styles that you might have developed in order to cope, and then provide guidance on how to make changes to your thinking and behaviours to irradicate the problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has an excellent track-record with problems based on anxiety and fearful cognitions (thoughts) which are key factors in the fear of Vomiting.

Teach Yourself CBT and Overcome the Fear of Vomiting for only £149!

Our online CBT course has been designed to teach you the fundamental tools and techniques of clinically proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy without having to see a therapist.

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Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, this self-managed course will teach you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your problems without having to visit a therapist.

Click Self-Help CBT to find out more.

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Alternative Psychotherapies for the Fear of Vomiting

Although we generally recommend CBT for Emetophobia, we also offer alternative psychotherapies for people preferring a different approach.

These include:

Psychodynamic therapy which focuses on understanding why the problem has arisen and relies on the therapy relationship to bring about change.

Counselling which is less formally structured than CBT but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment in which to discuss issues. Talking problems through with a skilled counsellor is often therapeutic in its own right.

Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of psychotherapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.

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Free Initial Consultations for the Fear of Vomiting

We offer all prospective clients FREE initial consultations to discuss your Emetophobia problems prior to commencing any psychotherapy programmes.

The consultation and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various solutions that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available online.

We recognise the importance of the therapy relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so it is important to meet (either face-to-face or online) before deciding to follow a course of psychotherapy.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

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Beat the Fear of Vomiting 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.

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Buy Your CBT Course Here

You can purchase a course of Tranceformental CBT in our shop by clicking on any of the links below.

Self-Help CBT Course - £149

Course + 2 Clinical Sessions - £299

Course + 5 Clinical Sessions - £499

Course + 10 Clinical Sessions - £799

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