Sometimes where people talk about a phobia it seems that it is not really a phobia but a healthy wariness. Where I live in Tasmania all snakes are poisonous, so to be wary of snakes is probably healthy. On the other hand, I’ve had a client that wouldn’t go back to their car for three days because there was spider near the driver’s door. Another that wouldn’t return to their house because there was mouse there.

Probably any thing that it’s possible to be phobic about we have seen.

Our success rate with phobias is very good. The car owner returned to their car after one session and the lady with the mouse went home. She rang me back cancelling her follow-up session as she didn’t need it. She saw a mouse, picked it up and threw it out the back door.