Needle Anxiety

Looking for treatment for Needle Phobia?

There is currently very high demand for psychological therapy for needle phobia due to the impact of Covid. We know that exposure therapy will help most individuals with needle phobia to be able to better manage their needle fears.

oVRcome is a innovative programme developed here in Christchurch alongside Clinical Psychologists. The programme delivers psychoeducation about anxiety and virtual reality exposure via your smartphone. It can be used alongside a therapist or alone at home.

Preliminary data from a NZ study shows good results with adults with needle phobia.

oVRcome has also recently launched a programme for children and adolescents.

Some of our clinicians at The Psychology Hub are already using oVRcome with clients and we are happy to recommend the “self-help” programme for those in the community with needle phobia who are wanting psychological treatment to improve their fear.