Following national guidance, we are open and here to help anyone who may be in need of our services. We are currently offering appointments either by telephone, through online video consultations or face to face (please note we have limited face to face availability. These appointments will be carried out in line with our COVID-19 guidelines). For advice on coping with COVID-19, please read our advice page here.
Learning to manage phobias and anxiety

Learning to manage phobias and anxiety

Posted by Admin on 22 September, 2021

TALKWORKS is well-known for the treatment it offers people struggling with depression and PTSD, but the service can also help with a number of other difficulties, including treating phobias and anxiety disorders. As part of the NHS, our confidential talking therapy services are free to anyone over the age of 18 in Devon (excluding Plymouth) and are here to help you get your life back on track.

What are phobias?

Phobias are one of the most common and most treatable anxiety disorders. A lot of people who are suffering from a phobia can find day-to-day life is heavily impacted as a result of this. You may experience anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, panic attacks or a feeling of nausea when confronted with facing a phobia you are struggling with.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has put many people who may have a blood-injection-injury phobia in this position. Some of you may be trapped between wanting to have the vaccine, but may have an overwhelming fear of needles. If this is something you are struggling with, TALKWORKS is here to help.


Through talking through your phobia and any anxiety surrounding it, our team of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners will be able to work with you to understand more about the anxiety you are struggling with and how this can be overcome. Our methods are focused very much on the ‘doing’ and we have a wide range of approaches we can advise on to find a form of therapy that’s right for you.

If you are living in Devon and are aged 18+, you can gain access to our NHS services through a virtual video appointment, over the telephone, or face-to-face in certain circumstances. We currently have short waiting times for appointments, and you do not need to be referred through a GP in order to refer to TALKWORKS.

Contact Us

To find out more please visit our website and fill out our referral form, or you can self-refer to our services by calling 03005553344.


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