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Unlike shyness, social anxiety is a persistent fear of confronting other people. Whether it is friends, family members, or work colleagues, social anxiety inhibits the ability to communicate. People with social anxiety often avoid social interactions to the point where they may develop phobias. Agoraphobia, the irrational fear of entering crowded places, is often connected with social anxiety. In addition to this, someone with social anxiety may experience physical symptoms. Trembling, sweating, and nausea may appear when someone with social anxiety is confronted with an unfamiliar interaction.
Social anxiety is treated in various ways. Self-help remedies like exercise and meditation may reduce the symptoms, yet it is difficult to maintain this long-term, particularly if social anxiety is severe. Medication is also used as a form of treatment, but the best course is a combination of these two elements with a therapeutic intervention. Aversion therapy and mindfulness are often cited as being helpful for the treatment of social anxiety. Patients in a therapy programme can discuss how their social anxiety is triggered.
Social Anxiety Disorder, Help in Glasgow
Approaching therapy is a difficult task when you are in a confident state of mind, and so it is even more challenging to think of therapy when you have a form of social anxiety. At Psychology Scotland, we acknowledge how daunting of a prospect counselling may be. Because of this, we have prioritised creating a safe and comfortable environment for you to start your treatment programme. Whatever your concerns are or however small your problem may seem, we are welcoming of all walks of life at our centre. Whether you are new to therapy or have experience with psychological treatment, you can be assured of friendliness and inclusivity.
Our professional therapists will advise you on the best treatment course possible. After an initial assessment, you will be matched with a programme that best suits your needs. All our therapeutic interventions are supported by strong empirical evidence and have been proven to work on many different psychological issues. Undertaking one of our courses will provide you with the knowledge to maintain an improved state of wellbeing long after you have therapy. Psychology Scotland wants to build habits with you to use to create a positive outlook toward life. Your relationships and how you approach social interactions will improve as a result of enrolling on one of our programmes.
Social anxiety can be contained through different forms of therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapy will help you navigate the challenges you face with anxiety on a day-to-day basis. You may be advised to take an integrative form of therapy to help you acknowledge the roots of your anxiety. Whatever course you take, you will be building the skills to manage social situations better. As a result of therapy, you will become more open to friendships and relationships. As you become more receptive, your sense of self will increase, and so will your motivation. Taking the first step toward professional help is often the hardest, but we are ready to support you along the road to a better lifestyle. If you have difficulty managing any phobias surrounding other people, then it is the right time to seek help from us.
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I would highly recommend the Psychology Scotland team, especially if you are someone who hasn't had experience with therapy beforehand.
Could not recommend higher. Always super friendly, professional and Fraser makes you feel at ease the moment you start talking to him. Would give six stars if I could!
Very professional and helpful team, Fraser helped me when dealing with loss of family members due to cancer and also provided guidance when dealing with other personal challenges. Have recommended him to other men and they have also been grateful to him for his support
Excellent space to reflect and receive professional and empathetic support - I highly recommend to anyone still considering!
Fraser is a lovely guy who is very professional and compassionateand I can highly recommend
I have found the therapy offered by Psychology Scotland very helpful and the trainer counsellor to be engaging and supportive
Friendly and professional. Always helpful, attentive and caring.
My whole experience with Psychology Scotland was professional and incredibly helpful. From the booking process to working with my psychologist. The whole process was brilliant.
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