Social anxiety, or social phobia as it’s also known, is more than just ‘shyness’. People with social anxiety can be fearful and embarrassed when with other people and so avoid things such as shopping or speaking on the phone - they may even have panic attacks in those situations.
Many of us worry sometimes about social situations, but if you have social anxiety, you’ll worry a lot about them before, during and afterwards. Being embarrassed or looking stupid may be among your worst fears, and you’re likely to fear being judged by other people and doing or saying something you think will be embarrassing, such as blushing or sweating. Because of this, you may avoid doing things that involve being around people.
One of Talk Liverpool’s therapists can help you to overcome social anxiety. To refer yourself, click HERE.