About Creature Courage 

 What is Creature Courage? Creature Courage is professional and effective animal phobia therapy uniquely using a variety of proven phobia techniques in a fun and interesting way on one day workshop. We are unique as we hold exposure therapy as the key element of what we do as we understand the science of change: you must actually face your fear to change your fear.  So we provide our clients with gentle exposure of any trigger animal.

We aim to be able to treat most phobias in just one day on a life changing workshop. 99% of our clients are able to achieve getting over their fear in one day because everything we do is based in neuro-science and how the brains processes fear and anxiety.   We also are the only animal phobia therapy that treats the phobia holistically by helping people develop better habits around all anxiety, not just the animal phobia. Our therapy gives you the tools to transform your life into something overall more  courageous  and enjoyable! We take pride in our unique approach that delivers lasting results.

Creature Courage has incredible value with most of our therapy working out at £50 per hour. Currently, we are doing private one on one animal phobia therapy completely tailored around your needs however if a small group of up to 3 people would like to book privately together this is also possible.

Creature Courage also goes out to do speaking engagements, team building events, animal demonstrations and motivational speaking. From Corporate to private events, Creature Courage can ad something incredible and life changing to your occasion.

Location: Creature Courage is currently Located in South West London for private therapy sessions. The nearest public transport is Cheam Rail Station.

When: Most of our therapy sessions are now booked on week days subject to availability. On rare occasions we can book weekends but availability is extremely limited.  Simply give us a call on 0800 970 4417 and we will find a date that works for both you and us.

Our Therapy

We at Creature Courage know how debilitating and embarrassing an animal phobia can be. It can be so frustrating when others do not understand that you can’t just “get over it” as this is an issue that is deeper than what you can simply rationalize. You are not alone. You would be surprised about how common these phobias are. And we are here to support you and achieve a liberating change that you may have never thought possible in just one day!

We are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives! We run fun experience workshops and one on one therapy to powerfully help people overcome common animal phobias. Our therapy is carefully designed with our skilled psychologists to effectively change mindsets to break free of phobias, fears, and anxieties around animals. But not only that, the workshops will give you the tools and understanding to radically change all anxiety in your life, enabling you to break bad habits around anxiety and build overall courage. Plus the therapy is designed to not only be life-changing, healing and educational but also interesting and exciting!

How We Do It: We use a combination of education to build compassion and fascination, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, imagination exercises, education around neuroscience, NLP techniques, hypnotherapy and immersive therapy to achieve our incredibly high success rate. The techniques we teach well be of benefit far beyond just the animal phobia as they can help you build overall confidence and stay in control of your emotions in any stressful situation you may face in life.

You can book our Spider Courage Experience or another animal phobia on our booking page.  Please give us a call on 0800 970 4417 to arrange a date and learn more about how our therapy works. If you want to book a private group therapy session, please also contact us so we can arrange the details.. Check out some powerful testimonials  from our famous Spider Courage Experience workshops in this video.

 Do I have to see or touch an animal to do the therapy?

No, we will not force you to do anything, the therapy is completely in your control.  However, the therapy will not really work in a lasting way unless you are willing to fully face your fears which means being willing to interact with the animal you are afraid of.  If you want our phobia free guarantee you must be willing to not put any barriers to your success. However, we can assure that exposure will be done in a gentle way and taken at your own pace.  No animals or photographs are used until the end part of the therapy.   We are so confident that the therapy we provide will be so effective that you will be able to do the immersive therapy option at the end. Imagine how proud you will be when you say you have faced your fears and have conquered them!

 Why Chose Creature Courage?

  • Get rid of your fear in a LASTING WAY. We are the leading animal phobia specialist in the UK so we know what we are doing.  If you are determined to get rid of your phobia we will work with you to achieve the results you want! This is the most comprehensive animal phobia therapy in the UK. We particularly specialise in arachnophobia, the fear of spiders.
  • Best Value for your money, working at around £50 hour, you will not find a better price for the results. 99% of our clients are able to comfortably handle the trigger animal in just one day!
  • Build overall confidence and learn skills to overcome anxiety in all areas of your life! The techniques you will learn will help you  build overall courage.  You will learn how to become more emotionally in control so you can continue your growth and maintain a phobia free life . We have a very holistic approach. 
  • An opportunity to get rid of your fear of an animal in just one day in a FUN way. Even if you only have a mild fear our workshops and therapies will be of great benefit.
  • You are in complete control of your therapy and are supported to take it at your own pace.
  • We use a range of different powerful phobia fighting techniques to assure one will resonate with you.
  •  Immersive therapy option. Proven to be the most effective way to change  phobias and fears, our unique treatment gives you the option to face your fear after learning the therapeutic techniques.  This is to prove the phobia is really gone! We take every measure and care to assure this is a calm and positive experience! This is what makes us stand out from most other phobia therapy. 
  • Experienced therapists:  Your treatment will be of the highest quality!
  • Fantastic and convenient London locations.

 

Prices:

Creature Courage has incredible value with most of our therapy working out at  £50 per hour. 

Animal Phobia Workshops: Currently, we are doing private one on one animal phobia therapy as this is MORE EFFECTIVE THEN LARGE GROUP THERAPY.  If you have a friend or family member you would like to do your therapy together with, small groups can be  booked for up to three people at a time.

The prices are: £349 for 1 person, £650 for two people (£48 discount) and £950 for 3 people (£97 discount) for a one day animal phobia therapy workshop. This includes  8 hours of life-changing therapy. Please call us on 0800 970 4417or send us a message on our CONTACT page to arrange a date for your therapy and for any bookings for 2 to 3 people as our booking system on our website is currently set up for people who wish to book for one place only.  

Please note that some animal phobias outside of a spider or other bug phobias might occur an additional fee of £40 to source and pay for a therapy animal’s time. This is all dependent on the availability of a therapy animal however we work very hard to avoid this wherever possible by using animals and their owners who are willing to volunteer their time. It is best to call and check before booking online if you have a non bug related animal phobia. 

 The therapy is based in Southwest London with the nearest train station being Cheam Rail Station. The workshop runs from 9:40am to around 6pm. 

 We are very generous with time and will work with you as long as you need on the day to achieve the results you want.   We look forward to working with you and being part of your journey to freedom!

 Additional session / top up if a little extra work is needed: £100 for two hours then £50 for every additional hour

 Children Between 5 & 8 Animal Phobia Creative Exposure Workshop: £99 per child for 1.5 hours (up to 3 children can be booked in for one session)

Freedom in Courage In-depth anxiety coaching with an animal phobia treatment:  £650 for 1 half day training session on the neuroscience concepts, four 1 hour coaching sessions (online or in person) and then a full day of further techniques, animal education and exposure therapy.  

Any additional animal exposure therapy: £100 for 2 hours, then £50 for every additional hour.

Additional online video coaching: £50 per hour. This service can also be in person if desired.

Freedom in Courage In-depth anxiety coaching without animal phobia treatment: £375 for the first half-day training session on the neuroscience concepts and four 1 hour coaching sessions (online or in person)

Then additional online video coaching is £50 per hour ongoing as needed or as desired.

 Team Building Workshops, speaking engagements, animal demonstrations, educational/motivational workshops: Prices are quoted on individual basis depending on needs.

 FAQ

Location: Creature Courage is currently located in South West London with the closest public transport being Cheam Rail Station. We will travel to you for custom sessions if desired for an extra fee. We do cater to many events in surrounding areas such as Surrey and in Kent.   

When: Our therapy can be booked at a date that is convenient with you, just get in touch to find a time that works. The session will take place between 9:40am and 6pm. Book well in advance as spaces often fill up very quickly.

How will you help me overcome my fear or phobia?  We use a combination of education to build compassion and fascination, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, imagination exercises, education around neuroscience, NLP techniques, hypnotherapy and immersive therapy to achieve our incredibly high success rate. The techniques we teach well be of benefit far beyond just the animal phobia as they can help you build overall confidence and stay in control of your emotions in any stressful situation you may face in life.  They are very effective and safe methods that have been used for many years and have been proved to be the quickest and most effective ways for people to overcome fears and phobias.

Will the Creature Courage Experiences work for anyone? Yes, our workshops can work for anyone who is serious about change and take on board the things we teach. The techniques we use have proven and powerful results with people with phobias for years. Most people can get rid of most if not all of their fears in one session. We also teach self calming techniques that you can use to continue the work on your own. Occasionally some people might need a little more time to feel 100% over the fear and our second sessions are very affordable only £100 for a top up session.  

Keeping your phobia away for good is up to you. We will assure by the end of our work together that you are calm around your trigger animal and happy with your results. We will also train you and give you all the tools you need to keep your phobia away for good. But ultimately human behaviour is unpredictable and we can’t control your choices around how you think or how you act. The long term success of the therapy is based on the effort you are willing to put into following the advice given, using the techniques we teach and to continue to  practice exposure  to completely desensitise yourself. There is no reason why you should not have every success after the therapy if the advice and training we teach is followed.

It is essential that you disclose any known medical conditions and medication (both professionally prescribed or self medicated) and any other reasons that may prevent you from being a suitable candidate for hypnotherapy. You MUST also disclose any mental health issues or any history of being sectioned (voluntary or via doctor / police) under the mental health act. Though this might not disqualify you from our therapy as many of our clients have mental health conditions, some mental health conditions can be made worse by hypnotherapy so we NEED to know.  We reserve the right to refuse to treat or discontinue treatment in any case where we have not been fully made aware of any medical or mental health condition or reason that could be counterproductive for the use of hypnotherapy or associated treatments and we will not be held liable if this information has been withheld.

Do you treat children? Yes. Due to high demand and a great need, Creature Courage is now doing phobia workshops for children between the ages of 9 and 14. We have adapted our animal phobia workshop for a younger mind. A parent must accompany any child attending our workshop.  The price is £347 per child. The parent can go free however if they want to participate in the phobia treatment as well, a small fee of £50 will be applied.

For children ages 5 to 8 we cannot treat with our full therapy module however, we have a special educational creative and exposure session to help children learn and appreciate spiders. They will find out about spiders, be able to touch a tarantula and house spider and do a special spider art activity. The aim is to help children at this age to get over any fears they might have and learn to appreciate spiders in a new way. A parent must be present at all times. The price is £99 per child for an hour and half session. A max of three children can be booked in at the same time.

Do I have to see or touch the animal I am afraid of during the therapy? No we will not force you to do anything. The therapy is completely in your control.  However, the therapy will not really work in a lasting way unless you are willing to fully face your fears and that means interacting with your trigger animal.  If you want our phobia free guarantee you must be willing to not put any barriers to your success. However, we can assure that exposure will be done in a gentle way and taken at your pace.  No animals or photographs are used until the end part of the therapy.   We are so confident that the therapy we provide will be so effective that you will be able to do the immersive therapy option at the end. Imagine how proud you will be when you say you have faced your fears and have conquered them!

Will I go unconscious or lose control while in hypnosis? No, you will always be IN CONTROL. A hypnotic state is a natural state we go in and out all of the time. It is a place of deep relaxation and though very peaceful the person is always aware and in control of what is going on. It is simply a state where the mind is able to think more clearly and come to positive solutions easier by being able to connect better with our subconscious. Hypnosis is about giving you back control and learning how to calm yourself.

What is NLP?  NLP stands for Neuro -linguistic Programming. NLP techniques are simple but powerful as they quickly help change the way we think about our problems and help us generate new patterns of behaviour. Neuro Linguistic programming is how the relationship between mind, language and behaviour work together and empowers people with tools of how to be in control and get these three components working together with awareness and positive purpose.

Does this replace medical treatment? Though this is a very successful form of therapy, this does not replace medical treatment if this is what is needed. We advise that you seek advice from your GP or other relevant medical professionals for a variety of different options and to assess your needs for what is right for you. Our therapy can complement other methods of help and is one of many ways to assist you on your journey.

What about the treatment of animals used for the therapy? Every effort is put into assuring that any animals used for therapy is done in the least stressful manner possible. We have multiple therapy animals so no animal is in constant use. All of our therapy animals are well taken care of and are used in a way that is gentle and considerate of their nature. They are beloved pets kept in fantastic condition when not being used for therapy.  We are fully insured and licensed to use our animals in therapy.

Are there any restrictions of people who can’t do the therapy? You need to be at least 16 years of age to do the therapy alone. If you are under 16 you must book with an adult. We can do special children’s sessions but please get in touch before booking this to discuss to see if your child is a good candidate.  Though rare, a few mental health conditions are not suitable for hypnotherapy and could make it worse, so please consult your doctor if you are unsure. However, we can still do other parts of the therapy if you can’t do the hypnotherapy part.

What if I can’t make my session, will I get a refund? All sales are final but we can reschedule your appointment with the next available space if you give us at least 24 hours notice by text or email of not being able to make it. This includes illness as if you are ill, we cannot expose our therapists.  If our therapist is ill, then we will also move  your therapy date to a time that works for both parties.  In the unlikely event that something happens and we have to cancel on our end for any other reason, we will refund you in full or move your session to another date.