Overcome Your Battle Against Social Anxiety With Online Therapy

Having a nervous feeling about presenting in front of a room of people or delivering speeches are feelings that are not uncommon and they are feelings we have all experienced at some point in our life.

Social anxiety disorder involves intense fear of certain social situations—especially situations that are unfamiliar or in which you feel you’ll be watched or evaluated by others. 

Find out more about how we can help you overcome your social anxiety.


What is social anxiety?

Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is a long-term and overwhelming fear of social situations. It’s a common problem that usually starts during the teenage years. It can be very distressing and have a big impact on your life.

For some people social anxiety gets better as they get older. But for many people it does not go away on its own without treatment.

It’s important to get help if you are having symptoms. There are treatments that can help you manage it.

Isn't social anxiety just shyness?
No. People with social anxiety disorder have an extreme fear of being scrutinised or judged by others in social or performance situations. They are terrified they will humiliate or embarrass themselves. There are significant physical symptoms associated with the disorder such as blushing, profuse sweating, trembling, nausea and loss of self-control.
How common is social anxiety?
Social anxiety is common in the UK with more than 20,000 confirmed cases each year. It is a chronic mental condition which causes irrational anxiety due to social interaction.
How is social anxiety treated?
Some of the most effective treatments for social anxiety, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are based on changing and working through negative thought processes.
Can therapy help with social anxiety?
Yes! The best way to treat social anxiety is through cognitive behavioural therapy or medication — and often both. You generally need about 12 to 16 therapy sessions. The goal is to build confidence, learn skills that help you manage the situations that scare you most, and then get out into the world.
How long should I use your services?

This really depends on the severity of your mental health. However, we recommend our clients meet with their therapist for a minimum of six sessions in order to uncover some of the valuable lessons and teachings that you can begin to use in your day to day life that will help you to deal with your mental health for the rest of your life.

Can I choose my own therapist?
Of course! You get to choose your therapist at the time of booking, and if you decide that you would like to change at any point, you can simply switch to a new therapist whenever you choose.
Does online therapy really work?

Absolutely! There are a wide selection of studies that prove online therapy is just as effective, if not more effective, than traditional face-to-face therapy. Our therapy provides you with the information, tools and guidance that you need to overcome your problems, with the help of your therapist.

How do I speak to my therapist?

You will communicate with your therapist via a secure, encrypted, online video call. The software we use is called Zoom which is really simple and easy to use. If at any point you would like to speak to somebody, you can contact us through our website and we’ll be on hand ASAP.

Is my information secured & confidential?

Yes! All of the information you provide is saved anonymously on our secure system that has been approved by the National Care Guidelines. Only you and your therapist will know what has been discussed. If you would like any information to be deleted or kept “off-record” simply let your therapist know and they’ll ensure everything is deleted straight away.