Find information on phobias, including symptoms, causes and how to access treatment and support. Get tips for helping yourself, plus guidance for friends and family.
Useful contacts for phobias
Other organisations for phobia support
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
Information about cognitive behavioural therapy and related treatments, including details of accredited therapists.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Lists complementary healthcare practitioners.
NHS talking therapies self-referral
Information about local NHS therapy services for certain mental health problems. You can self-refer (England only) but you must be registered with a GP.
No More Panic
Provides information, support and advice for those with panic disorder, anxiety, phobias or OCD, including a forum and chat room.
A series of self-help books to help you understand and manage your health and wellbeing.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Professional body for psychiatrists. Includes information about mental health problems and treatments.
Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK)
Provides self-help therapy groups and support for those with OCD, phobias and related anxiety disorders.
This information was published in February 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
References and bibliography available on request.
If you want to reproduce this content, see our permissions and licensing page.