Social Anxiety Disorder



Social phobia or social anxiety disorder is characterised by disabling fears of one or more specific social situations (such as public speaking, urinating in a public bathroom, or eating or writing in public) in these situations, a Person fears that she or he may be exposed to the scrutiny and potential negative evaluation of others or that she or he may act in an embarrassing or humiliating manner, because of their fears. People with social phobia either avoid these situations or endure them with great distress.

Intense fear of public speaking is the single most common type of social phobia, one of which Centres on performance situations such as public speaking and one of which is more general and includes non-performance situations (such as eating in public) people with the more general subtype for social phobia often have significant fears of most social situations (rather than simply a few) and often also have a diagnosis of avoidant personality disorder

  • Marked fear or anxiety about one or more social situations in which the individual is exposed to possible scrutiny by others, examples include social interactions (e.g. having a conversation, meeting unfamiliar people), being observed (e.g. eating or drinking) and performing in front of other (giving a speech)
  • The individual fear that he or she will act in a way or show anxiety symptoms that will be negatively evaluated ( i.e. will be humiliating or embarrassing ; will lead to rejection or offend others)
  • The social situations almost always provoke fear or anxiety.
  • The social situations are avoided or endured with intense fear or anxiety.
  • The fear or anxiety is out of proportion to the actual threat posed by the social situation and to the sociocultural context.

WHAT TREATMENT HELPS?

The effectiveness of psychotherapies on reducing anxiety, stress and phobia – and in particular Cognitive behaviour Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy have the largest amount of data showing positive results. In psychotherapy, Psychologists will help you consider that you will have the opportunity to look at how you’re thinking and reactions to your body can decrease your anxiety levels

HOW EFFECTIVE IS OUR TREATMENTS FOR YOUR ISSUE?

Our treatments are delivered by competed mental health care professionals with many years in practice as well as delivering clinically recommended therapies to the best of our knowledge.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS TREATMENT WITH US

We are psychotherapy specialists in helping people overcome difficulties they face by using highly effective types of psychotherapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, hypnotherapy, solution focussed brief therapy and experiential therapy.

Medication is not usually recommended in the treatment of mild to moderate psychological problems -however in some cases it may be helpful to consider a combined approach and our psychiatrists would be able to advise you on this

Our team of psychotherapists are highly trained and qualified mental health professionals with competence as either Cognitive Behaviour Therapists, clinical Hypnotherapists, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists. Our mental health professionals have the necessary skills, competence and experience to help you