How it works

Step 1. Plot a path to success with a Roadmap Session

Life without fear starts here. We understand that, for someone with a phobia of dogs, the thought of getting treatment can be overwhelming. You may be wondering if treatment will even work.

In this 50-minute session, we'll help you plot a path from fear to freedom. We will conduct an assessment and diagnosis of your (or your child's) phobia, answer all your questions about treatment, and make a plan to help you overcome your fear of dogs for good.

If you're not able to come to Sydney for treatment, we will use this session to help you plan alternative treatment options so you can get started on your own.

The Roadmap Session can be held in-person in Sydney CBD, or by phone/video call.

Session fee: $220

Medicare rebate of $86.15*

Step 2. Break free from fear for good with 1‑on‑1 Therapy

After the Roadmap Session, you're ready to overcome your phobia of dogs for good with 1on1 Therapy.

This is where the magic happens. We don't like to boast, but we believe we offer the best treatment programs for cynophobia in the world - for kids and adults alike.

In 1on1 Therapy, we use evidence-based behaviour therapy techniques to fundamentally change how your brain reacts to dogs. As well as feeling confident around dogs, you will also learn how to interact confidently with them.

We offer standard treatment programs for clients based in Sydney, as well as one-day and two-day intensive treatment programs for visiting clients. 1on1 Therapy is fun, relaxed, and empowering. Most importantly, it works.

Therapy begins at a level you feel comfortable with, and progresses gradually over time as you gain confidence. No two phobias are quite the same, so this process is completely individualised. For younger kids, we keep our therapy sessions short and incorporate play to make them fun.

A scientific review of 33 clinical trials conducted over three decades, concluded that the type of behaviour therapy which we utilise in our clinic is the most effective treatment for phobias when compared to other treatment approaches (Wolitzky-Taylor et al, 2008).

What's 1on1 Therapy really like? Read Rebecca's story here.

Standard treatment programs

Ideal for clients based in Sydney

Our standard 1on1 Therapy treatment programs are ideal for clients based in Sydney who are able to attend regular weekly or fortnightly sessions.

We're so confident that you'll love 1on1 Therapy, if you decide not to continue  after the first session, we'll give you a full refund for the remaining sessions.

Our treatment programs are extremely effective, and the vast majority of clients make a full recovery from cynophobia, however we can arrange additional single therapy sessions if needed.

Little kids

  • For clients 4 to 8 years old
  • 5 x 30-minute sessions
  • Weekly or fortnightly
  • 1 x one-hour final session
  • $1350 total value (save $155)
  • Change-of-mind refund
  • Medicare rebate of $523.50*

Big kids, teens & adults

  • For clients over 8 years old
  • 4 x one-hour sessions
  • Weekly or fortnightly
  • 1 x two-hour final session
  • $1780 total value (save $185)
  • Change-of-mind refund
  • Medicare rebate of $541.25*

Intensive treatment programs

Designed for clients visiting Sydney

Our intensive one-day and two-day programs are specially designed for clients visiting Sydney for treatment.

The only difference between the programs is whether the four hours of treatment are completed in a single session or split over two days. We recommend the two-day program for kids 8-12 years of age, but teenagers and adults can choose either option.

These programs also include a follow-up remote phone/video session after treatment, to ensure that you have guidance when you return home and are able to continue to build on the progress you make during 1‑on‑1 Therapy.

As with our standard programs, additional remote sessions can be arranged if needed to provide ongoing support until you achieve your treatment goals.

One-day intensive

  • For clients over 12 years old
  • 1 x four-hour session
  • Held on a single day
  • 1 x 30-minute follow-up session
  • $1360 total value (save $165)
  • Medicare rebate of $108.25*

Two-day intensive

  • For clients over 8 years old
  • 2 x two-hour sessions
  • Held over two days
  • 1 x 30-minute follow-up session
  • $1440 total value (save $145)
  • Medicare rebate of $216.50*

*For eligible clients with GP mental health care plan.

Frequently asked questions

Below are the answers to some questions we get asked a lot. If you have a question that we haven't answered here, please contact us to make an enquiry.

(02) 9191 1523 • • 312/185 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000

(02) 9191 1523
312/185 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000