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Therapy for Childhood Fears: What We Offer

  • Qualified therapists specialising in working with children, teenagers and young people
  • Support for childhood phobias and fears
  • Practical strategies for coping
  • Solution-focused approach
  • Therapy underpinned by neuroscience 
  • Empathetic team
  • Guidance for parents and caregivers
  • Free one hour consultation
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Understanding Common Childhood Fears

Is your child afraid of being alone in the dark? Are they suffering from a phobia of dogs or a phobia of sick? 

Many children suffer from childhood fears like germ phobia or a fear of injections. As common as some of these phobias may be, as a parent or caregiver, it can be overwhelming to see your child suffering with these childhood fears. Therefore, it can be hugely beneficial to have a more in-depth understanding so you feel able to provide the necessary support and guidance your child needs. Children often deal with various anxieties when growing up, ranging from phobias of being alone in the dark to a phobia of dogs. These fears can often significantly impact their emotional well-being and everyday lives.

Childhood phobias, such as a fear of injections or a fear of flying, can lead to heightened levels of stress and concern. Some children may even suffer from a phobia of parents and other authority figures, making it hard for you to provide them with the support they need. 

Watching your child suffer can be difficult, but to help, it is essential to understand what they are going through. 

At The Youth Fairy, we recognise and understand the importance of addressing these fears with empathy and understanding. We aim to create a safe space where children feel free to express their anxieties and emotions. 

Our experienced team of Fairies work with children whilst providing guidance for parents on how best to support them at home. With open communication and solution-focused techniques, we prioritise emotional well-being and a positive shift in mindset, which in turn helps your child build resilience and confidence.

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How to Help Childhood Phobias:
Understanding The Signs and Symptoms

Dealing with childhood phobias is a challenge for your child, but it is also a challenge for you. To help your child cope, it can be helpful to understand the signs or symptoms they are experiencing.

At The Youth Fairy, we understand the symptoms associated with various childhood phobias and the neuroscience behind how phobias are created in the brain. By teaching this to children, and guiding them towards developing more positive, mentally healthy thoughts and behaviours, children are more able to deal with their fears.

Phobia of Being Alone in the Dark

Children with this fear experience anxiety or reluctance to be in dark spaces, often impacting their ability to sleep independently.

Germ Phobia

Children experiencing germ phobia have a deep fear of illness or germs, leading to excessive hand washing or avoidance behaviours.

Fear of Flying

Children with a fear of flying may exhibit anxiety, restlessness or avoidance behaviours during flights, impacting family holidays or educational trips.

Fear of Injections

This fear can cause extreme distress during medical procedures, leading to avoidance of necessary vaccinations or medical appointments.

Phobia of Parents

A child may develop an irrational fear of one or both parents, resulting in emotional distress and a strained parent-child relationship.

Whether your child is dealing with one or multiple phobias, targeted support can help them to cope with their fears. Our approach involves creating a safe and supportive space for children to express their fears openly. With a personalised, solution-focused approach, we empower children to manage their fears effectively. 

When it comes to childhood fears and phobias, our goal is to equip children and families with practical tools and strategies. By addressing the neuroscience behind a specific phobia, we implement interventions that guide young children towards their preferred future and a happier way of life. 

Adopting A Solution Focused Approach to Childhood Phobias with The Youth Fairy

Childhood phobias can have a profound impact on a child’s well-being, affecting their growth and development. At The Youth Fairy, we provide a supportive environment for young children, addressing a spectrum of phobias and fears. Whether your child has a fear of flying or requires treatment for Emetophobia, we can help. With a solution-focused approach to childhood phobias, we empower children to overcome their fears. Our skilled team of Fairies offer practical guidance, helping children build effective coping strategies that enable them to face their fears constructively.
Find Out MoreBy setting achievable goals and milestones, we help your child achieve a sense of accomplishment, boosting their self-esteem. Our Fairies work to help your child shift the focus from their feelings of fear to their preferred future and their interests and passions. This is an important part of the therapy as often the thinking that drives the phobic behaviour is very different to the thinking that is needed to solve the problem!  Through a supportive and understanding therapeutic relationship, we aim to create a space where children feel safe to express their fears, explore solutions, and ultimately conquer their childhood phobias. 
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"Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You have given so much to my daughter. She is radiating a beauty and confidence that has not been seen for such a long time."

Why Put Your Faith in The Youth Fairy?

As a parent or caregiver, we empathise with the challenges that come with childhood phobias. While it can be heartbreaking to watch your child struggle, it can be even more distressing when you don’t know how to help.

That is what we at The Youth Fairy are here for. With our team of highly trained solution-focused therapists, we understand the nuances of childhood phobias and fears. This is why we are committed to a single purpose – helping your child thrive. With our approach, we aim to help your child feel heard, understood, supported and empowered. 

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Book your free 1 hour consultation with one of our Fairies now! You can also call us on 07535 676621 or drop an email at