Social Anxiety

Are you struggling with social anxiety?

We can help you! When we worry excessively, we tend to feel anxious, overwhelmed and physically tense. We have an 87% recovery rate for people completing our therapy services

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is something everyone experiences at times, and feeling anxious is a perfectly natural reaction to some situations. In contrast to everyday nervousness, social anxiety disorder includes fear, anxiety and avoidance that interfere with relationships and our everyday lives.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most popular form of therapy for a range of issues that fall under the umbrella term ‘anxiety’ – we use an evidence-based, ‘here and now’ approach to facilitate recovery.

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When to seek treatment for Social Anxiety

You should consider treatment for your worry, anxiety or panic disorders when:
Fear of situations in which you may be judged negatively.
Worry about embarrassing or humiliating yourself.
Intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers.
You can't turn off your worry, and its anxiety is affecting your daily life
You feel chronically anxious or depressed
You avoid or worry a lot about social activities, such as group conversations, eating with company and parties
"She (the therapist) made me feel comfortable in every session we had and was very flexible, giving me choices of what worked well for me."
Male, 40
"We had friendly sessions and it did help me with my anxiety. I go out more and enjoy my life."
Female, 31
"Very helpful. Totally understood my worries and anxiety as if it had happened to her too."
Female, 25
"Always positive and good-humoured, a pleasure to talk to each week and made me feel very comfortable to be able to say anything at all to her."
Female, 40
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What you need to know

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most effective form of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders. Worry and anxiety can make it hard to function at home, at work, or in social situations.

Mild cases can be treated with self-guided digital therapy while treatment for longer-term anxiety conditions may gain better results from meeting a CBT therapist in person. Deciding which therapy is the right solution for you can be identified by taking an assessment. Get in touch to learn more.
Your therapist works with you to find ways of reacting differently to thoughts and feelings.

Initially, your CBT therapist will help you complete a list of the problems you want to address. You’ll also develop realistic, flexible and frequently reviewed goals you would like to achieve.

Your therapist will encourage you to talk about your thoughts and feelings and what's troubling you. Don't worry if you find it hard to open up about your feelings. Your therapist can help you gain more confidence and comfort.

A BABCP accredited therapist helps you to understand the relationship between:

Unhelpful Behaviours (e.g. avoidance or substance use)
Thinking distortions (like catastrophising or always looking at the worst part of the experience)
Being in negative emotional states (like anxiety, stress or depression)
Physical symptoms (such as lack of energy, muscle tension or palpitations)
Traumatic life events
Please bear in mind that people recover at different rates, and your therapist will review your progress at each session, but, generalised anxiety, panic disorder, mild OCD and most sex therapy will require six sessions over one to three months, while depression and social anxiety may take slightly longer with 12 sessions over four to six months.
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