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Social Anxiety

By July 10, 2019 No Comments

Very few people have the ability to get up in front of people and make a speech, or walk into a room of strangers and immediately feel at home. However, sometimes, these difficulties go beyond a case of nerves or a temporary discomfort. Social phobia is ongoing, intense fear in social situations, which can often result in individuals avoiding social situations, in engaging in harmful behaviours such as alcohol consumption and self-medication to help them cope. Suffers of Social Anxiety often feel like others are scrutinising their every move, or fear embarrassment or humiliation in social situations.

Social Anxiety can be treated with a combination of medication and psychological therapy. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is often the first line of treatment, helping sufferers change their behaviours and thought patterns. Many individuals find that counselling to improve self-esteem also helps with Social Anxiety.

With over thirty years experience Margaret McDonald can teach you techniques and strategies control and minimise social anxiety, and tools to help you live your life to the fullest. Please don’t hesitate to phone our office on 3862 8833 or email reception@mmcdonald.com.au.