Phobias – Alphabetical listing

On this page we present a list of Phobias, some very common and other less so.

Also see: Phobias by Description which list phobias by the phobic problem rather than the name of the phobia.

We have been consulted for about 90% of all of these phobias at one time or another, so please be assured, no matter how silly you might feel about discussing your issue, we take all phobias and anxiety conditions seriously and will discuss the options available to you.

Clicking on any of the phobias listed takes you to a specific page and how each of our types of therapy might address the associated symptoms.


Ablutophobia – Fear of Bathing

Acrophobia – Fear of Heights

Agoraphobia – Fear of Open Spaces

Aichmophobia – Fear of Sharp Objects

AilurophobiaFear of Cats

AlgophobiaFear of Pain

AmaxophobiaFear of Riding in a car

AndrophobiaFear of Men

AnthophobiaFear of Flowers

AnthropophobiaFear of People – may be Social Anxiety Disorder

AquaphobiaFear of Water

ArachnophobiaFear of Spiders

AstraphobiaFear of Thunder

AtelophobiaFear of Failure, similar to Social Phobia

Autophobia – Fear of Isolation or Being Alone

AviophobiaFear of Flying


Barophobia – Fear of Gravity

BathmophobiaFear of Stairs or slopes


Chaetophobia –  Fear of Hair

Chemophobia – Fear of Chemicals

CherophobiaFear of Being Happy

ChiroptophobiaFear of Bats

Chromophobia – Fear of Colours

Chronophobia – Fear of Passing Time

ClaustrophobiaFear of Enclosed Spaces

Climacophobia – Fear of Climbing

CoulrophobiaFear of Clowns

Cyberphobia – Fear of New Technology


DecidophobiaFear of Making Decisions

DemonophobiaFear of Demons

DentophobiaFear of Dentists, also Ondontophobia

Dysmorphophobia – Fear of Body Defects


Ecclesiophobia – Fear of Churches

Emetophobia – Fear of Vomiting

Ergophobia – Fear of Work

Erotophobia – Fear of Sex

Erythrophobia – Fear of Blushing


FriggatriskaidekaphobiaFear of Friday 13th

Frigophobia – Fear of Cold or Becoming Cold


Gelotophobia – Fear of Being Laughed At

GephyrophobiaFear of Bridges

Genophobia – Fear of Sexual Intercourse

Gerascophobia – Fear of Growing Old

GlobophobiaFear of Balloons

GlossophobiaFear of Public Speaking

Gymnophobia – Fear of Nudity

Gynophobia – Fear of Women


Halitophobia – Fear of Bad Breath

Haphephobia – Fear of Being Touched

Harpaxophobia – Fear of Being Robbed

Heliophobia – Fear of Sunlight

Haemophobia – Fear of Blood

Hylophobia – Fear of Trees

Hypnophobia – Fear of Sleep


Ichtyophobia – Fear of Fish


Kinetophobia – Fear of Movement

Kleptophobia – Fear of Stealing

Koumpounophobia – Fear of Buttons


Lilapsophobia – Fear of Hurricanes


Mechanophobia – Fear of Machines

Melissophobia – Fear of Bees

Methyphobia – Fear of Alcohol

Musophobia – Fear of Rats or Mice

Myrmecophobia – Fear of Ants

Mysophobia – Fear of Germs or Contamination (Very prevalent in Emetophobia fear of being sick)


Necrophobia – Fera of Death or The Dead

Neophobia – Fear of Newness

Nosocomephobia – Fear of Hospitals

Nosophobia – Fear of Contracting a Disease

Nyctophobia – Fear of The Dark


Obesophobia – Fear of Obesity

Oikophobia – Fear of Home or Household Appliances

Omphalophobia – Fear of Navels

Oneirophobia – Fear of Dreams

OphidiophobiaFear of Snakes

Opthalmophobia – Fear of Being Stared At

OrnithophobiaFear of Birds

Osmophobia – Fear of Odours or Smells


Panphobia – Fear of Everything or The Unknown

pediophobia – Fear of Dolls

Phagophobia – Fear of Swallowing or Choking

Pharmacophobia – Fear of Medications

Phasmophobia – Fear of Ghosts

Philophobia – Fear of Love

Phobophobia – Fear of Phobias or Having a Phobia

Phonophobia – Fear of Loud Noises

Pogonophobia – Fear of Beards

Pornophobia – Fear of Pornography

Pupaphobia – Fear of Puppets

Pyrophobia – Fear of Fire


Radiophobia – Fear of Radiocativity or X-Rays


Scriptophobia – Fear of Writing in Public

Scopophobia – Fear of Being Started at

Sociophobia – Fear of Social Situations

Spectrophobia – Fear of Mirrors

Stasiphobia – Fear of Standing

Stygiophobia – Fear of Hell


Taphophobia – Fear of Being Buried Alive

Technophobia – Fear of Technology

Tetraphobia – Fear of Number Four

Thalassophobia – Fear of the Sea

Thanatophobia – Fear of Dying

Theophobia – Fear of Religion

Tokophobia – Fear of Childbirth

Toxiphobia – Fear of Being Poisoned

TrypanophobiaFear of Needles or Injections


Uranophobia – Fear of Heaven


Xenophobia – Fear of Foreigners

Xylophobia – Fear of Forests