While some individuals fear travelling due to a fear of crashing, a large number of people who experience a fear of flying are afraid of having an anxiety attack or ‘panic attack’while in an aeroplane.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is highly effective in the treatment of flying fears. Treatment entails training in a variety of relaxation and anxiety management techniques, treatment for panic attacks (where they are a central feature), and strategies which directly reduce fear of the aeroplane flight itself.
Rebates of $110 per 50 minute consultation are now available to those with appropriate referrals. See “Fees & Medicare” section.
For counselling / treatment services for a fear of flying in Sydney area call: (02) 9621 7775 or make an appointment online.
Disclaimer: This page provides general information only and should not be relied on for treatment. You should speak to a Psychologist to clarify the nature of any problems you have and the most appropriate treatment.