Help for Social anxiety

Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and counselling in Bristol and Online

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be feeling awkward and on edge in social situations? Perhaps still avoiding work opportunities, romantic opportunities, and social occasions? It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can set yourself on a different path and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that the anxiety they feel in social situations can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE! For your privacy, no email registration required!If you’re looking for help to overcome social anxiety and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as feeling nervous, panicky, or on the spot in social situations. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your social anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY?

 

Social anxiety is a common, treatable condition involving excessive feelings of shyness, nervousness, or awkwardness in social situations. If you have social anxiety you may feel very self-conscious or on the spot in social situations. You may experience feelings of panic or inferiority around other people, and you may prefer to spend time on your own and generally keep to yourself. While you may have close friends or family with whom you are comfortable, individuals with social anxiety typically find social events, work situations, group activities, or performance-related activities highly distressing. People refer to the symptom of social anxiety in many different ways, such as social phobia, shyness, or avoidant personality. Whatever the term used to describe it, social anxiety is ultimately an anxious state brought on by social interactions and experiences.

 

 

 

 

THE BURDEN OF SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

According to Anxiety Care UK, social anxiety affects somewhere in the region of 40% of the UK population. Like many other symptoms that people can experience, social anxiety occurs on a continuum ranging from mild to severe. As a social species, we all like to 'fit in' and be liked, however therapy for social anxiety is highly recommended when your awareness of social pressures or your general self-consciousness becomes excessive or is disproportionate to the situations you are in. Social anxiety can manifest in all sorts of different ways, from avoiding certain people or situations, to being perfectionistic about your hair, clothing, or work. Social anxiety often has a very life-limiting effect and therefore taking steps to work through it with a friendly professional can profoundly improve your life in many ways.

 

 

 

 

IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?

 

Not at all. There can be any number of potential causes of social anxiety so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to overcome social anxiety, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to either make sense of, or overcome your anxiety, is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. IN MANY WAYS your SOCIAL ANXIETY is similar to when you try to do something on your computer but for some reason your computer just won't let you do it! You feel very frustrated; you know what you want to do but something is stopping you! It's not that your computer is broken, what's stopping you is one or two of those algorithms inside the computer that you can't see. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and help you BECOME THE PERSON YOU'D really LIKE TO BE.

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR SELF-CONSCIOUS FEELINGS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your social phobia, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, feeling nervous and shy in social situations sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your social anxiety and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME FEEL MORE SOCIALLY CONFIDENT?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Some of my clients just want to improve their confidence a little, while others have been battling with crippling social anxiety for a number of years. For some clients feeling nervous and on edge in social situations is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through what I do...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you improve your confidence in social situations or generally help you feel better about yourself you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who specialises in social anxiety issues, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming social anxiety, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. I understand that talking to someone about your social anxiety is exactly the sort of thing to trigger your social anxiety! So I'd like to reassure you that the whole experience will be perfectly calm and relaxing. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Professional location in the centre of Bristol

FREE initial consultation

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

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Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be feeling awkward and on edge in social situations? Perhaps still avoiding work opportunities, romantic opportunities, and social occasions? It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can set yourself on a different path and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that the anxiety they feel in social situations can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE! For your privacy, no email registration required!If you’re looking for help to overcome social anxiety and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as feeling nervous, panicky, or on the spot in social situations. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your social anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY?

 

Social anxiety is a common, treatable condition involving excessive feelings of shyness, nervousness, or awkwardness in social situations. If you have social anxiety you may feel very self-conscious or on the spot in social situations. You may experience feelings of panic or inferiority around other people, and you may prefer to spend time on your own and generally keep to yourself. While you may have close friends or family with whom you are comfortable, individuals with social anxiety typically find social events, work situations, group activities, or performance-related activities highly distressing. People refer to the symptom of social anxiety in many different ways, such as social phobia, shyness, or avoidant personality. Whatever the term used to describe it, social anxiety is ultimately an anxious state brought on by social interactions and experiences.

 

 

 

 

THE BURDEN OF SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

According to Anxiety Care UK, social anxiety affects somewhere in the region of 40% of the UK population. Like many other symptoms that people can experience, social anxiety occurs on a continuum ranging from mild to severe. As a social species, we all like to 'fit in' and be liked, however therapy for social anxiety is highly recommended when your awareness of social pressures or your general self-consciousness becomes excessive or is disproportionate to the situations you are in. Social anxiety can manifest in all sorts of different ways, from avoiding certain people or situations, to being perfectionistic about your hair, clothing, or work. Social anxiety often has a very life-limiting effect and therefore taking steps to work through it with a friendly professional can profoundly improve your life in many ways.

 

 

 

 

IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?

 

Not at all. There can be any number of potential causes of social anxiety so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to overcome social anxiety, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to either make sense of, or overcome your anxiety, is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. IN MANY WAYS your SOCIAL ANXIETY is similar to when you try to do something on your computer but for some reason your computer just won't let you do it! You feel very frustrated; you know what you want to do but something is stopping you! It's not that your computer is broken, what's stopping you is one or two of those algorithms inside the computer that you can't see. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and help you BECOME THE PERSON YOU'D really LIKE TO BE.

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR SELF-CONSCIOUS FEELINGS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your social phobia, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, feeling nervous and shy in social situations sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your social anxiety and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME FEEL MORE SOCIALLY CONFIDENT?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Some of my clients just want to improve their confidence a little, while others have been battling with crippling social anxiety for a number of years. For some clients feeling nervous and on edge in social situations is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through what I do...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you improve your confidence in social situations or generally help you feel better about yourself you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who specialises in social anxiety issues, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming social anxiety, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. I understand that talking to someone about your social anxiety is exactly the sort of thing to trigger your social anxiety! So I'd like to reassure you that the whole experience will be perfectly calm and relaxing. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

FREE initial consultation

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be feeling awkward and on edge in social situations? Perhaps still avoiding work opportunities, romantic opportunities, and social occasions? It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can set yourself on a different path and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that the anxiety they feel in social situations can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!If you’re looking for help to overcome social anxiety and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as feeling nervous, panicky, or on the spot in social situations. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your social anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY?

 

Social anxiety is a common, treatable condition involving excessive feelings of shyness, nervousness, or awkwardness in social situations. If you have social anxiety you may feel very self-conscious or on the spot in social situations. You may experience feelings of panic or inferiority around other people, and you may prefer to spend time on your own and generally keep to yourself. While you may have close friends or family with whom you are comfortable, individuals with social anxiety typically find social events, work situations, group activities, or performance-related activities highly distressing. People refer to the symptom of social anxiety in many different ways, such as social phobia, shyness, or avoidant personality. Whatever the term used to describe it, social anxiety is ultimately an anxious state brought on by social interactions and experiences.

 

 

 

 

THE BURDEN OF SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

According to Anxiety Care UK, social anxiety affects somewhere in the region of 40% of the UK population. Like many other symptoms that people can experience, social anxiety occurs on a continuum ranging from mild to severe. As a social species, we all like to 'fit in' and be liked, however therapy for social anxiety is highly recommended when your awareness of social pressures or your general self-consciousness becomes excessive or is disproportionate to the situations you are in. Social anxiety can manifest in all sorts of different ways, from avoiding certain people or situations, to being perfectionistic about your hair, clothing, or work. Social anxiety often has a very life-limiting effect and therefore taking steps to work through it with a friendly professional can profoundly improve your life in many ways.

 

 

 

 

IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?

 

Not at all. There can be any number of potential causes of social anxiety so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to overcome social anxiety, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to either make sense of, or overcome your anxiety, is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. IN MANY WAYS your SOCIAL ANXIETY is similar to when you try to do something on your computer but for some reason your computer just won't let you do it! You feel very frustrated; you know what you want to do but something is stopping you! It's not that your computer is broken, what's stopping you is one or two of those algorithms inside the computer that you can't see. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and help you BECOME THE PERSON YOU'D really LIKE TO BE.

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR SELF-CONSCIOUS FEELINGS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your social phobia, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, feeling nervous and shy in social situations sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your social anxiety and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal processes that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME FEEL MORE SOCIALLY CONFIDENT?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Some of my clients just want to improve their confidence a little, while others have been battling with crippling social anxiety for a number of years. For some clients feeling nervous and on edge in social situations is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through what I do...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you improve your confidence in social situations or generally help you feel better about yourself you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who specialises in social anxiety issues, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming social anxiety, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. I understand that talking to someone about your social anxiety is exactly the sort of thing to trigger your social anxiety! So I'd like to reassure you that the whole experience will be perfectly calm and relaxing. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

The Bristol Psychotherapy

& Hypnotherapy Clinic

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

Will you still be feeling awkward and on edge in social situations? Perhaps still avoiding work opportunities, romantic opportunities, and social occasions? It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can set yourself on a different path and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that the anxiety they feel in social situations can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

If you’re looking for help to overcome social anxiety and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as feeling nervous, panicky, or on the spot in social situations. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your social anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!

 

 

 

WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY?

 

Social anxiety is a common, treatable condition involving excessive feelings of shyness, nervousness, or awkwardness in social situations. If you have social anxiety you may feel very self-conscious or on the spot in social situations. You may experience feelings of panic or inferiority around other people, and you may prefer to spend time on your own and generally keep to yourself. While you may have close friends or family with whom you are comfortable, individuals with social anxiety typically find social events, work situations, group activities, or performance-related activities highly distressing. People refer to the symptom of social anxiety in many different ways, such as social phobia, shyness, or avoidant personality. Whatever the term used to describe it, social anxiety is ultimately an anxious state brought on by social interactions and experiences.

 

 

 

 

THE BURDEN OF SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

According to Anxiety Care UK, social anxiety affects somewhere in the region of 40% of the UK population. Like many other symptoms that people can experience, social anxiety occurs on a continuum ranging from mild to severe. As a social species, we all like to 'fit in' and be liked, however therapy for social anxiety is highly recommended when your awareness of social pressures or your general self-consciousness becomes excessive or is disproportionate to the situations you are in. Social anxiety can manifest in all sorts of different ways, from avoiding certain people or situations, to being perfectionistic about your hair, clothing, or work. Social anxiety often has a very life-limiting effect and therefore taking steps to work through it with a friendly professional can profoundly improve your life in many ways.

 

 

 

 

IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?

 

Not at all. There can be any number of potential causes of social anxiety so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to overcome social anxiety, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to either make sense of, or overcome your anxiety, is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. IN MANY WAYS your SOCIAL ANXIETY is similar to when you try to do something on your computer but for some reason your computer just won't let you do it! You feel very frustrated; you know what you want to do but something is stopping you! It's not that your computer is broken, what's stopping you is one or two of those algorithms inside the computer that you can't see. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and help you BECOME THE PERSON YOU'D really LIKE TO BE.

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR SELF-CONSCIOUS FEELINGS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your social phobia, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, feeling nervous and shy in social situations sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your social anxiety and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME FEEL MORE SOCIALLY CONFIDENT?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Some of my clients just want to improve their confidence a little, while others have been battling with crippling social anxiety for a number of years. For some clients feeling nervous and on edge in social situations is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through what I do...

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you improve your confidence in social situations or generally help you feel better about yourself you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who specialises in social anxiety issues, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming social anxiety, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. I understand that talking to someone about your social anxiety is exactly the sort of thing to trigger your social anxiety! So I'd like to reassure you that the whole experience will be perfectly calm and relaxing. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

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Will you still be feeling awkward and on edge in social situations? Perhaps still avoiding work opportunities, romantic opportunities, and social occasions? It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you turn things around so you can set yourself on a different path and find yourself somewhere very different in six months time. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that the anxiety they feel in social situations can be helped. Stick the kettle on and let's find out how...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

If you’re looking for help to overcome social anxiety and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as feeling nervous, panicky, or on the spot in social situations. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your social anxiety that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

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WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY?

 

Social anxiety is a common, treatable condition involving excessive feelings of shyness, nervousness, or awkwardness in social situations. If you have social anxiety you may feel very self-conscious or on the spot in social situations. You may experience feelings of panic or inferiority around other people, and you may prefer to spend time on your own and generally keep to yourself. While you may have close friends or family with whom you are comfortable, individuals with social anxiety typically find social events, work situations, group activities, or performance-related activities highly distressing. People refer to the symptom of social anxiety in many different ways, such as social phobia, shyness, or avoidant personality. Whatever the term used to describe it, social anxiety is ultimately an anxious state brought on by social interactions and experiences.

 

 

 

 

THE BURDEN OF SOCIAL ANXIETY

 

According to Anxiety Care UK, social anxiety affects somewhere in the region of 40% of the UK population. Like many other symptoms that people can experience, social anxiety occurs on a continuum ranging from mild to severe. As a social species, we all like to 'fit in' and be liked, however therapy for social anxiety is highly recommended when your awareness of social pressures or your general self-consciousness becomes excessive or is disproportionate to the situations you are in. Social anxiety can manifest in all sorts of different ways, from avoiding certain people or situations, to being perfectionistic about your hair, clothing, or work. Social anxiety often has a very life-limiting effect and therefore taking steps to work through it with a friendly professional can profoundly improve your life in many ways.

 

 

 

 

IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?

 

Not at all. There can be any number of potential causes of social anxiety so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. No matter what you’re going through right now, I want you to know that you’re not weak, and you’re not crazy or weird. If you were crazy you wouldn’t be exploring ways to help yourself improve things! If you're struggling to overcome social anxiety, the simplest way I can help to explain what’s happening is that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind, and the reason you may be struggling to either make sense of, or overcome your anxiety, is that it has something to do with your unconscious mind; the part of your mind you can’t ordinarily 'see'. Far from being some scary place as some people think, your unconscious mind comprises a number of different brain regions whose job is simply to process lots of information in the background so you don’t have to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An easy way to think of it is that your brain is like a computer. Your conscious mind is the computer screen on which you can see images and perform certain tasks, whereas your unconscious mind is everything that’s happening inside the computer that you can’t see - it’s all the algorithms and number crunching. IN MANY WAYS your SOCIAL ANXIETY is similar to when you try to do something on your computer but for some reason your computer just won't let you do it! You feel very frustrated; you know what you want to do but something is stopping you! It's not that your computer is broken, what's stopping you is one or two of those algorithms inside the computer that you can't see. My job is like a ‘tech guy’ you take your computer to after you’ve tried to sort things out by yourself. I use various tools and techniques to help you quickly work out what’s going on and help you BECOME THE PERSON YOU'D really LIKE TO BE.

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR YOUR SELF-CONSCIOUS FEELINGS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your social phobia, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, feeling nervous and shy in social situations sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your social anxiety and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME FEEL MORE SOCIALLY CONFIDENT?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Some of my clients just want to improve their confidence a little, while others have been battling with crippling social anxiety for a number of years. For some clients feeling nervous and on edge in social situations is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through what I do...

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to help you improve your confidence in social situations or generally help you feel better about yourself you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who specialises in social anxiety issues, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for help overcoming social anxiety, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. I understand that talking to someone about your social anxiety is exactly the sort of thing to trigger your social anxiety! So I'd like to reassure you that the whole experience will be perfectly calm and relaxing. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required