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Why You Need a Specialist

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HERE AT THE PHOBIAMAN CLINIC, we understand what it’s like to have a phobia. This is because we are the only London-based clinic that genuinely specialises in treating phobias. And if you have a phobia, doesn’t it make sense to be treated by a phobia specialist?

Think about it. If you had a problem that needed medical attention, you would probably go first to your General Practitioner – your local doctor, that is.

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If it’s something simple, your GP may be able to prescribe the solution. But you wouldn’t necesarily expect your doctor to be able to treat your problem if it needed specialist treatment. You would expect them to refer you to a specialist.

Most therapists are generalists. A quick click around their website will reveal treatments for all sorts of other issues besides phobias. They try to be all things to all men.

At the PHOBIAMAN Clinic we don’t think this approach works so well. We can’t see the benefit of going for phobia treatment with someone who has just treated two people for weightloss, someone to stop smoking and someone else for depression. We can’t see the advantages for you, the patient.

It seems obvious to us that by specialising, a clinic will gain more experience in that particular field and therefore be better at it. You have to realise that not all phobias work in the same way and a specialist is therefore more likely to have come across a phobia that is similar to yours.

Someone who spends 100% of their time treating phobias is going to be more experienced than someone who only spends 30% on phobias and the rest on weightloss or smoking clients.

So how can you tell if a clinic or therapist genuinely specialises in phobias? The answer is on their websites. Dig around and find the section detailing issues treated or treatments offered.

If they offer treatments for other issues such as stopping smoking or weight loss or coaching or anything else, then they do not specialise in phobias. And if they do not specialise they are less likely to have the experience necessary to treat the more severe and deep-rooted phobias.

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Is Phobia Treatment for Me?

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HERE AT THE PHOBIAMAN CLINIC, we realise that getting treatment for a phobia is not for everyone.

And with 6 million people with phobias in the UK alone, we’re quite glad about that. As the UK’s biggest specialist network of phobia therapists, even we wouldn’t be able to keep up with the demand.

Lots of people live their lives quite happily with a phobia without ever getting treatment. But if your phobia is stopping you from doing something you would like to do, or if you believe that your life would be better without it, then you should probably consider getting treatment.

We built this website because we think that if you are considering treatment it’s important to understand the different options available.

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We also think that everyone would enjoy their lives more without fear, and with less fear the world would be a nicer place.

Idealistic? Maybe. However, having helped over 8000 people* we also realise that if you have a phobia there is almost nothing that can make such a positive difference in your life as losing the fear.

So we care passionately about helping everyone with a phobia who visits this site in every way we can. After all, we have 8000 reasons to believe that almost anyone can have a fear-free life if they want one.*

Overcoming Fear is Now a lot Easier… With The Right Help

Recovering from a phobia is now a lot easier than most people believe.* And your recovery will probably make a huge difference to the people around you, as well as in your own life.

We have found that people usually seek treatment for phobias for one of two reasons. The first reason is the fear is getting worse. And the second and more common reason is something’s coming up that means they can no longer avoid the thing they fear.

Maybe they’re in line for a promotion into a job that will involve flying or speaking to groups. Maybe their new job is on the 17th floor and they’ll have to take the lift. Maybe they want to visit friends and loved ones, or attend a wedding overseas. Maybe they’ve been asked to be the Best Man and they’ll have to make a speech.

For most people these events are wonderful news – they are things that bring joy and excitement to life; they are moments to celebrate and memories to be proud of. But to a person with a phobia of anything even remotely connected with them, they are the stuff of nightmares.

Life sometimes throws things like this at you with little or no warning, and we believe that life sometimes does this for a reason. And when it does we are here to help.

In fact, we have over 10 years experience of helping people easily overcome all kinds of phobias – from the more common ones like flying, heights, public speaking and spiders to the more unusual like telephones, balloons and buttons.*

Obviously, we can’t say what may be possible for you before we know more about your circumstances. But we can say our programme has proved itself time and time again, regardless of how long a phobia has been there, because it has been developed from the best psychological techniques combined with decades of experience*.

It’s designed to treat phobias thoroughly and without the need to face the fear as part of the treatment. Patients find that as well as tackling the deepest root-causes of their fear, the programme also teaches them new behaviours to keep them safe without them having to feel frightened*.

With locations in Harley Street and Marylebone, London, the clinics are easy to find wherever you are coming from. And if you’d rather not come to London there is a nationwide network of PHOBIAMAN therapists, who have all been personally selected for their outstanding results with phobia treatment.

To speak with one of us about treatment options for your phobia, please call us on 0207 193 5194. If you are calling from outside the UK the international number is +44 207 193 5194.

 

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Why Harley Street?

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Here at the PHOBIAMAN Clinic, we believe that surroundings play a vital role in a patient’s treatment and subsequent recovery. And we are not alone. The world’s best doctors, therapists, physicians and other medical practitioners have chosen Harley Street for nearly 150 years for this very reason.

The area is the oldest and most prestigious, dedicated healthcare district in the world. It was featured recently in a 3-part BBC television series called Inside Harley Street, and it was the setting for the 2010 film, The King’s Speech.

The film tells the true story of how speech therapist, Lionel Logue, who practised in Harley Street, successfully treated King George VI for a speech impediment.

lionel-logue-plaqueLogue’s methods –  considered unconventional at the time, and even scoffed at by many of his peers – were remarkably effective, and the King was delivering flawless speeches within just 7 months.

The King’s patronage, and subsequent life‑long friendship with Logue, further established the reputation of the area, and since then Royals from all over the world have entrusted their health and wellbeing to Harley Street’s experts.

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The PHOBIAMAN Clinic is located on Harley Street, and the building has a lift as well as stairs.

We are just 2 minutes walk from Oxford Circus underground station and a short taxi ride from many mainline rail stations – London Paddington (home of the Heathrow Express rail terminus), Marylebone, Euston, Kings Cross, and St Pancras International. There is underground car parking in Cavendish Square.

As well as Harley Street, there is a second PHOBIAMAN clinic just around the corner in Crawford Street. When Harley Street is fully booked, treatment places are often available in our Crawford Street clinic.

Our Crawford Street Clinic benefits from being within walking distance of Baker Street, Marylebone and Edgeware Road underground stations and London Paddington and Marylebone Mainline Rail Stations.

The Crawford Street PHOBIAMAN Clinic is just inside the Congestion Charge Zone so visitors can park outside the zone and easily walk to the clinic.

Nationwide Network –
The UK’s Best Therapists

There is something special about coming to Harley Street for treatment. Maybe it’s the centuries of healing excellence that have taken place there or maybe it’s just knowing you are getting the best possible treatment available today. Maybe it’s both.

Whatever it is, it’s an experience that few people get to enjoy and we always recommend patients come to our Harley Street Clinic for treatment, wherever possible. But we understand that this isn’t always easy, and luckily we have some of the best therapists in the UK in our national network.

Please call our friendly team on 0207 193 5194 to find out about the best treatment options for you.

 

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