Chelsea-based psychologist Elena Touroni describes the difference between irrational fears and phobias, and gives an example to show how irrational fears are more moderated and less limiting. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy
Irrational fears is probably a much more moderated version of a phobia. So we might have an irrational fear that there’s a great likelihood of a plane crashing, but we might still be willing to travel and use an airplane to go to our destination. If we had a full-on phobia of flying for instance, we probably wouldn’t be able to get on an aeroplane at all, unless we had very specific treatment.