Hayley Daniels-Lake says:
21 Sep 2011 | 10:52:24
I believe the therapy your talking about is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This therapy has been shown to be particularly good when used for treatment of phobias and so would be very suitable for you.
The therapy involves challenging your thoughts and behaviours to change the way you see yourself and your world. It helps you see how what you think and do affects the way you feel and then to move on to how to change that in order to improve how you feel.
I usually recommend sessions once a week for around 10 weeks although many of my clients find that they don't need this many and are able to continue the treatment without me before this. The point behind this therapy is to almost become your own therapist. The treatment will not 'cure' you in the same way medication will but it will teach you techniques to use in order to manage your own anxiety levels.
I hope this helps, if you have any further questions please let me know.