Phobias are classed as an anxiety disorder and categorised into either simple phobias (e.g. animals, flying, dentists) or complex phobias (more deep-rooted e.g. agoraphobia or social phobia).
Self Help Services offer specific cCBT (Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) programmes to assist in overcoming phobias.
Self-help books and CDs are available to help with phobias through the ‘Books on Prescription’ service available at your local library.
For local sources of support see Think Wellbeing St Helens.