Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK) is a UK registered charity which specialises in helping sufferers of phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and other related anxiety disorders to overcome their fears. We do this by running a network of weekly, supported self-help groups which deliver a model of Behaviour Therapy.
Behaviour Therapy is a very effective, evidence based treatment method for a variety of anxiety disorders. It uses exposure therapy to help people face their fears and manage their anxiety.
Being a member of a TOP UK self-help group has many benefits but often, when someone has anxiety the thought of joining a group can seem both overwhelming and daunting . However, groups have many advantages and amazingly, the group process itself can be a powerful force in aiding recovery.
The Advantages of attending a group for therapeutic reasons:
- Being part of a TOP UK group will help you realise that you are not alone and there are other people out there who share your problems and struggles.
- A TOP UK group will make you feel less isolated and less judged. Sharing your experiences with others with similar problems is itself therapeutic and aids recovery!
- In a TOP UK group you will get support from others as well as be in a position to give support This means you can use your experiences to empower other people and at the same time can gain confidence by sharing your experiences.
- Groups improve social skills and can help you find a voice. Working towards recovery in a group setting with similar people enables you to develop greater self-awareness. You can talk openly and honestly about your problems and see how you get on with other people.
We now know that being in a group is great way for people who share a common problem to get support and advice from each other. TOP UK records show that working in a TOP group is very beneficial and many people, despite years of suffering, improve greatly in an average time of 5 months.
If you would like to attend one of our self-help groups you will need to complete an application form – please see the link below