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What are the long term implications of phobias?

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Catherine Atnas, London based private psychologist, talks about the different ways that phobias can affect people’s daily lives, from severely inhibiting social phobia to more easily managed situations. The 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 https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com

Video Transcription

Phobias can, again, restrict what you feel able to do and have a real impact on your day-to-day life. Depending on what that phobia is, if it’s something that’s very common in the place where you live, for example, let’s say you have a social phobia. We all have to, from time to time, go out into the world, and if we have a very strong phobia of social situation or meeting new people, then we might start to really avoid those situations, which can really restrict our lifestyle. If it’s a phobia of something that you don’t really need to do that often, so if you’re someone that doesn’t tend to travel very much and you’re quite frightened of flying, then it doesn’t necessarily have that much of an impact on your life.

Dr Catherine Atnas

Dr Catherine Atnas

19 June 2022

"Dr Catherine Atnas is a Clinical Psychologist with considerable experience working in primary and secondary care settings, as well as working within acute mental health settings within the NHS."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.