Tackling Phobias Using Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
Which Phobias can be helped by Exposure Therapy?
Nobody wants to live under the shadow of a phobia or phobias. We aim to obliterate the effects of your phobia(s) quickly and effectively, leaving you to live a more relaxing life.
Phobias can be vast and varied, e.g. heights, flying, water, the dark, spiders, small spaces, the dentist, busy crowds, clowns or bananas. There is no such thing as a phobia too small or too large – each one is equally important as it has physical and/or emotional power over you.
Phobias take hold of your mind and may leave you feeling powerless and experiencing panic and anxiety. By eliminating your phobia you can become more relaxed, confident and in control when presented with situations or objects that would usually cause you fear.
How does Exposure Therapy Work?
Most people with a phobia are aware that they have a problem but they are still unable to overcome it. By using techniques such as ‘Exposure Therapy’, The Green Rooms can help support you get to a place where your phobia is no longer affecting or hindering you.
Exposure Therapy gradually exposes you to your phobia, in a supportive environment, conquering your physical and psychological reactions along the way. You are supported to cope when faced with your phobia by viewing it as something which does not need to pose a threat to you.
What is the difference between ‘Traditional’ and ‘Virtual Reality’ Exposure Therapy?
We offer both ‘Traditional‘ and ‘Virtual Reality‘ exposure therapy. ‘Traditional’ includes using 2 dimentional and 3 dimentional stimulous as well as real-life situations. ‘Virtual Reality’ includes the use of a VR headset, which can offer a more powerful and realistic (but safe) exposure expereince.
Traditional Exposure Therapy can be carried out in-person and/or remotely, while Virtual Reality requires in-person appointments.
Is Exposure Therapy Confidential?
Your confidentiality is taken very seriously and will only be broken in extreme circumstances. For more information see our client agreement.
Our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are all members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and adhere to the relevant code of ethics. We have a choice of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who are BACP accredited.