Most people have some kind of phobia, such as snakes, heights or spiders. For some, the fear can cause great
distress and have a significant impact on life. This booklet gives a clear step-by-step approach to treating phobias.
Using well-established cognitive behaviour therapy, it shows how phobias develop, the kinds of behaviours
and thoughts which keep phobias going, and how to gradually and effectively tackle the phobia.
Diana Sanders is a Counselling Psychologist and Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working with Oxford Health
NHS Foundation Trust. She specialises in psychological therapies in medical settings, and has written widely for
both clinicians and the general public.