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"Dog phobia CBT treatment"

About: Ealing IAPT

(as a service user),

For the last 15 years I've had a dog phobia after previously being bitten. After reaching out to Ealing IAPT and noticing they have sessions, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call after only a few months, expecting wait times to be far longer. 

The scheme consisted of 6 half an hour sessions talking through activities of prolonged exposure to dogs, increasing in hardness over time. I was slightly skeptical of how much could be done in 6 weeks, and a lot is up to you to do the activities to get the most of it. Whilst there are still elements of the phobia that are present, I was amazed at how much progress has been made and spurred me on to continue practising beyond the sessions. Massive shout out to Natasha from Ealing IAPT for taking me through the sessions and for answering any questions I had. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to get over a phobia or at least start the process ☺️

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