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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety is one of the most common Anxiety Disorders. Social anxiety is the fear of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, which can lead to feelings of shame, inadequacy, inferiority, embarrassment, humiliation, or depression. Sometimes, people with Social Anxiety may also experience a Panic Attack.

People with social anxiety often report that they feel anxious, nervous, or uncomfortable in almost all social situations. In some cases, they may avoid being around people all together. Understandably, this adversely affects relationships and places them at risk of depression.

People with Social Anxiety find the following situations difficult.

  • Being in groups of people
  • Being introduced to new people
  • Being teased or criticized
  • Being the center of attention
  • Being watched while doing something – eg Public Speaking
  • Meeting people in authority (“important people”)
  • Going around the room (or table) in a circle and having to say something

Social Anxiety is one of the most common Anxiety Disorders and responds very well to treatment. But, like most psychological problems involving anxiety, it rarely resolves itself when left untreated. To read about effective treatments for Social Anxiety click here.

I can help you overcome Social Anxiety and all Anxiety Disorders. I can help you get your life back on track. If you would like to contact me, I would love to hear from you. I am a PhD Clinical Psychologist with over 10 year’s experience trained in Mindfulness & Compassion Focused Therapies.

To book in a session with me:

CONTACT ME

I will typically respond to you within 12-24 hrs.

Resources

 To read more about ‘What is Anxiety?’

Access free self-help resources here

What is Mindfulness?

Calm yourself with this powerful breathing technique

Learn about your Brain’s 3 Emotion Regulation Systems

Understanding the Physiology of Self-Criticism

 Other Anxiety Disorders:

I can help you overcome Social Anxiety and all Anxiety Disorders. I can help you get your life back on track. If you would like to contact me, I would love to hear from you. I am a PhD Clinical Psychologist with over 10 year’s experience trained in Mindfulness & Compassion Focused Therapies.

To book in a session with me:

CONTACT ME

I will typically respond to you within 12-24 hrs.

Resources

 To read more about ‘What is Anxiety?’

Access free self-help resources here

What is Mindfulness?

Calm yourself with this powerful breathing technique

Learn about your Brain’s 3 Emotion Regulation Systems

Understanding the Physiology of Self-Criticism

 Other Anxiety Disorders:

 

Dr Andreas Comninos 

PhD Clinical Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor

I am a warm and compassionate PhD Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience. My aims are to help you feel safe and respected while listening carefully for stuck patterns and unexpressed needs, and to help you resolve your struggles by teaching you new ways of responding to the challenges in your life.

My expertise is in tailoring the latest evidenced-based treatments to people’s specific needs, and in teaching practical skills to enable people to take actions that will enable them to live more meaningful lives. This includes helping people to clarify their values (i.e., what is most important?), helping people identify what is getting in the way (strong emotions, the mind, and unhelpful behaviors), and helping to people understand how psychology can help (i.e., what to do about it!).

I provide therapy in person at several locations and offer Telehealth consultations for people in remote areas. Depending on your requirements, we can also arrange for me to visit you. If you are eligible, Medicare rebates at the highest level apply with the appropriate paperwork.

For immediate self-help, I have written practical articles containing tools to help you with a wide-range of topics. This will introduce you to some of the ways that we might work together and are available here.

Social Anxiety

Dr Andreas Comninos

Clinical Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor

B.Psych (Hons), PhD (Clin Psych), ACBS, MAPS

Dr Andreas Comninos

PhD Clinical Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor
B.Psych (Hons), PhD (ClinPsych), ACBS, MAPS
Social Anxiety

About me.

I am a warm and compassionate PhD Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience. My aims are to help you feel safe and respected while listening carefully for stuck patterns and unexpressed needs, and to help you resolve your struggles by teaching you new ways of responding to the challenges in your life.

My expertise is in tailoring the latest evidenced-based treatments to people’s specific needs, and in teaching practical skills to enable people to take actions that will enable them to live more meaningful lives. This includes helping people to clarify their values (i.e., what is most important?), helping people identify what is getting in the way (strong emotions, the mind, and unhelpful behaviors), and helping to people understand how psychology can help (i.e., what to do about it!).

I provide therapy in person at several locations and offer Telehealth consultations for people in remote areas. Depending on your requirements, we can also arrange for me to visit you. If you are eligible, Medicare rebates at the highest level apply with the appropriate paperwork.

For immediate self-help, I have written practical articles containing tools to help you with a wide-range of topics. This will introduce you to some of the ways that we might work together and are available here.

Get in Touch.

    Mindfulness & 

    Clinical Psychology Solutions

     

    admin@mi-psych.com.au
    Po Box 1028, Newtown NSW 2042