Phobias affect thousands of people in the UK and can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Written by an experienced practitioner, this introductory booklet explains what phobias are and how they make you feel. It will help the reader to understand their phobias and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. It covers such topics as: how phobias develop and what keeps them going; setting goals and starting to face your fears; and, avoiding relapses and problem solving. 'This booklet will prove an invaluable first step to overcoming phobias' - Professor Peter Cooper, Professor of Psychology, University of Reading.
Brenda Hogan is a clinical psychologist who previously worked at the Primary Care Psychological Treatment Service in Cambridge. She has since moved to Vancouver, Canada, where she continues her work in psychological assessment and the provision of brief psychological treatment for anxiety and depression.