People without a needle phobia, or trypanophobia, don’t realise just how frightening a routine injection can be. Of course, no one really enjoys being pricked with a needle — but for those who are truly phobic, the dread goes much deeper. For them, each vaccination or blood test is a terrifying ordeal.
Trypanophobia can drive sufferers to great lengths to avoid needles — including staying away from the doctor altogether. This can have negative consequences for their health, while the knowledge that they’re postponing the inevitable can lead to more and more anxiety. The fact that they’re likely to have encountered scorn and impatience from others about their fear just makes everything worse.
The therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy are trained to help you gain self-control and overcome your fear of needles. Whether you prefer to meet with a counsellor face-to-face at our Melbourne clinic in Highett, or from the comfort of your home, via secure online connection, we’re here for you. You can also download a targeted self-hypnosis recording for needle phobia to help you get started. The first step to getting help is the most important, and you can take it today.
Don’t let your fear of needles run your life and result in you neglecting your health!
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment.
Why are people so afraid of needles?
After all, injections are a common part of procedures to treat, prevent, or diagnose medical conditions. Needle phobia often stems from a traumatic experience in childhood, but sometimes people have no idea where their feelings of fear and panic came from. And as with all phobias, the reasons can be more complicated than you might expect. Investigating the underlying causes for ‘irrational’ fears through counselling is one of the best ways of addressing the problems those fears can cause in your daily life.
Your symptoms are fainting, hyperventilating, turning pale, running in terror or just feeling nauseous, needle phobia is a real problem with real consequences, whether that’s embarrassment or contracting a contagious disease unnecessarily. The experienced therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy have worked with many patients who needed treatment for this phobia, and many others.
Let’s work together to help you cure your Trypanophobia
Our training and expertise enables us to use one or a combination of different methods, including psychodynamic therapy, dream work, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Buddhist psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, and other forms of counselling. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution and we’ll consult with you until we find the best approach for your needs.
How long will treatment take?
No two courses of treatments are the same. The duration of your treatment will depend on your unique circumstances and on the progress you make with your therapist. People often feel a noticeable improvement right away, but usually a longer timeframe is indicated for lasting success. Throughout the process, your practitioner will evaluate the success of your treatment and adjust it as necessary, until you’re ready to space out sessions, and make a plan to discontinue.
Are you ready to take the first step to overcoming you fear of needles?
You can make a confidential appointment through our online form, or enquire by calling (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form. If you want to get started right now, check out our downloadable self hypnosis recording for needle phobia, which is recommended as a complement to therapy.
Note: Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we rely on our clients’ full commitment to and participation in the treatment process to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.
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