Social Anxiety Therapy

Social anxiety disorder or social phobia, is more than shyness. It is an overwhelming fear of different social situations and can be very distressing and have a big impact on your life.

It usually starts during the teenage years and for some people it gets better as they get older. But for many people it does not go away and affects everyday activities, self confidence, relationships and work or school life.

It can manifest itself in many ways: worry of  meeting people, starting conversations, speaking on the phone; doing something you think is embarrassing, such as blushing, sweating or appearing incompetent; feeling watched and judged all the time, being criticised, avoiding eye contact, have symptoms like feeling sick, sweating, trembling or palpitations and panic attackes.

Many people with social anxiety also can develop other mental health issues, such as depression, low self-esteem or panic disorder.

We provide a safe and private place where you can talk confidentially. People often bring social anxiety to therapy and our therapists will listen, be supportive and encourage you to talk through your experiences and find ways to move forward.

Articles that we have contributed to:

Metro: Facing the next wave of social anxiety

The Telegraph: Don't let coronaphobia turn into agoraphobia

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