Social Anxiety Therapy

Social anxiety - also called social phobia - is one of the most common anxiety disorders. It is characterised by excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations so it disrupts your everyday life and work.

It's common for socially anxious people to be hypervigilant. They may be socially withdrawn and do everything they can to avoid certain social situations. It is, however, highly treatable with therapy.

Find a therapist who can help you with social phobia

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If you have social anxiety, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.


Intense anxiety in social situations

Heightened self-counsciousness

Fear of being watched, judged and criticised

Tendency to suffer anticipatory anxiety, which is the fear of a situation before it actually happens

Awareness of own anxiety but feeling unable to do something about it

Avoiding eye contact

Tendency to use drugs or alcohol to reduce anxiety

Fear of different social situations, not just one type

Physical symptoms like palpitations, muscle tension, blushing, stomach upsets, shaking and sweating

Might also have low self-esteem, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, PTSD


Starting conversations

Speaking in groups

Talking on the phone

Chatting to authority figures

Eating or drinking with others

Working or writing with others


Meeting strangers

Networking situations

Being the centre of attention

Going on dates or to parties

Using public toilets

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in social anxiety and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.


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