Most people feel nervous or shy in some social situations. The majority of us manage to get through these uncomfortable moments unscathed. People with social phobia (or social anxiety disorder, as it is sometimes called), however, worry about future social events for weeks before they happen. The strong and irrational fear of being judged by others or of being embarrassed impairs the ability to function in at least some parts of daily life. Social phobia sometimes runs in families and often starts during childhood.
A mental health professional can be helpful in coping with both normal feelings of social anxiety and social phobia that gets in the way of your life. While the exact causes of social phobia vary from person to person, a therapist can work with you to identify possible triggers.
Therapists specialising in Social Phobia
I am a qualified mental health clinician since 1995 and a cognitive analytic therapist and psychotherapist (since 2010) and work as a Psychotherapist in the NHS. I have a wide range of experience in NHS Mental Health Services and I am experienced with both adults and children, adolescents, couple...
NHS Mental Health Services for 25+ years in nursing or therapist roles. I have worked in children & adolescent mental health, eating disorders, severe and enduring mental health, HIV and primary care.
Therapy TypeCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)Emotionally FocusedHumanisticIntegrativeNarrative
In 2008 I came across the Human Givens approach in my search to find the most effective ways in which to support and work with people who were in difficulties. It made sense, I could see how it would help many of the people that I had worked with in the past and most importantly those I currently wo...
Therapy TypeHuman Givens Psychotherapy
I work with adults and children of all ages, helping them deal with almost all the issues that we humans face in our lifetimes. I value the power of a warm and accepting therapeutic relationship, sprinkled with a little humour. Although I use a variety of approaches, I am most interested in clearing...
I'm an Australian trained, British Registered Psychologist. I have been practicing psychology in a clinical setting for 35 years. in government organisations, including universities, colleges, the NHS, and private practices.
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Behavioural TherapyEclecticEnergy PsychologyGestalt TherapyHolisticIntegrativeMindfulnessSolution Focused Brief TherapyTransactional Analysis (TA)
Dr Clarissa Bartlett
My name is Dr Clarissa Bartlett, and I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist (Reg No. PYL31856) based in Brighton and Hove. Over the past 10 years, I have experience of working in primary and secondary mental health care, as well as inpatient services within the NHS. Currently, I work for Su...
On a more personal note, I was born in Burma (Myanmar) and moved to the U.K. when I was a young child. Growing up in two cultures has given me an appreciation of people from different backgrounds and identities, understand the challenges this can pose and helps me bring a grounded and practical appr...
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Cognitive and Behavioural TherapiesIntegrativeMindfulnessPsychodynamic Therapy
I am a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals, am fully insured and have regular supervision. I have a gentle and warm manner, am...
Therapy TypeBehavioural TherapyExistentialGestalt TherapyHolisticHumanisticIntegrativeMindfulnessSand TrayTransactional Analysis (TA)
I am an experienced, fully qualified counsellor working in private practice in Church Road in Hove and also in West Hove. I use an integrative approach, drawing upon my psychodynamic training along with CBT and other approaches where appropriate to the individual client. The sessions are client focu...
I am a BACP registered, fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist. I have undertaken courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Couples Counselling since qualification. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in education; teaching young people, training adults and providing consultancy, so I val...
Therapy TypePsychodynamic Therapy
I am a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor (pgDip), registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am committed to my on-going personal and professional development and I am in regular supervision for my client work. I am currently in my final year training...
My background and experience is very eclectic from many years working in the media and creative industries, to working as a gardener which I still do part time. I also work in a secondary school 1 day a week as a facilitator for an emotional intelligence program for 'at risk' youth and teach gender...
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Addiction TherapyAnger ManagementBehavioural TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)Compassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEclecticEmotionally FocusedEnergy PsychologyExistentialExperientialGestalt TherapyHolisticHumanisticImago Relationship TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessMotivational InterviewingPsychodynamic TherapyPsychosexual TherapyPsychosynthesisSomatic Therapy (Body Centered)Transpersonal Psychology
I am a qualified EMDR practitioner who specialises in working with trauma, attachment disruptions, loss and abuse in adults and adolescents. As an advanced trainee in Psychosexual Therapy, I also help individuals and couples struggling with sexual and relationship issues. I practice in a fully incl...
I have 10 years of clinical experience working within a variety of settings including the NHS, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, the social care sector and a London based private therapy clinic. My practice is culturally enriched by my experiences working in Canada, the United States and ...
Therapy TypeArt Therapy / PsychotherapyEclecticEMDRExpressive Art TherapyImago Relationship TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessPsychosexual Therapy
I have been offering mindfulness based psychotherapy sessions to clients of all ages, experiences and walks of life . Having trained at the Karuna Institute and Middlesex University, I am finalising my MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, a contemplative practice drawing on Buddhist principles and west...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyCompassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEmotionally FocusedExistentialExistential TherapyExperientialHolisticHumanisticIntegral TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessSomatic Therapy (Body Centered)
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)EMDRExistentialExistential TherapyFamily TherapyGestalt TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessPsychodynamic TherapyTransactional Analysis (TA)
As a (self titled) Miracle Coach, I combine my warm and empathic listening skills with hypnotherapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and cutting edge coaching skills to enable you to get really clear on what’s important to you, how you want to feel, what you want to do - and also what’s curren...
I worked in the Public Sector in Mental Health services for 14 years before I trained as a hypnotherapist and EFT Practitioner and discovered how miraculously effective these therapies are! Now I use these skills to coach people to be who they really are, to be free from their past and to create the...
Therapy TypeEmotionally FocusedEnergy PsychologyHolisticHypnotherapyMindfulnessSolution Focused Brief Therapy
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I believe that childhood and adolescence should be characterised by carefreeness and happiness. High quality therapy and living a good life goes beyond overcoming challeng...
I am a psychology graduate and prior to training as a psychotherapist I worked as a Healthcare Assistant and Assistant Psychologist within the NHS in both Adult and Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Therapy TypeBehavioural TherapyCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)IntegrativeMindfulnessMotivational Interviewing
Mick is a BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) registered counsellor. Police checked (DBS) counsellor and counselling supervisor. His qualifications include a BA Honours degree in Counselling Psychology, a Foundation degre...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyAnger ManagementHumanisticPlay Therapy
I am an accredited psychotherapist and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback trainer. I have trained in numerous psychotherapeutic approaches so now work integratively meaning I can tailor my approach to suit your evolving needs over the course of therapy. Read more here: www.positiveperspectives.co.uk
Psychology and Psychotherapy studies to MSc level working within the NHS and privately with adults and children.
Therapy TypeBrainspottingCognitive and Behavioural TherapiesCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)Emotionally FocusedGestalt TherapyHolisticIntegral TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessNeurofeedbackPsychodynamic TherapySand TraySchema TherapySomatic Therapy (Body Centered)
I am a Person Centred Counsellor. This means that our therapy sessions aren't about me or my opinions. They are about you. I want to help you understand yourself more and help you recognise repetitive behaviour or cycles in your life that prevent you from moving forward. Working with me in counselli...
I am a full time professional counsellor in private practice. As well as my qualifications and training, I have personal experience of mental health and addiction issues. This helps me to genuinely understand the recovery process. My work has included training and working for Breakeven gambling ...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyAnger ManagementBehavioural TherapyCollaborative Couple TherapyEmotionally FocusedHumanisticMindfulnessNarrative
I am an experienced mindfulness based psychotherapist offering brief therapy and counselling or longer term depth work. Having trained at the Karuna Institute, I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, a contemplative practice drawing on Buddhist principles and western psychology theory.
Training, Qualifications & Experience MA Core Process Psychotherapy ReVision Couples in Search of Soul Cert in Couples Counselling PODS Child Sexual Abuse and a Trauma Training Mindfulness practitioner Volunteer Counsellor at The Awareness Centre Mental Health Placement at Care Co-...
Therapy TypeCollaborative Couple TherapyCompassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEmotionally FocusedExistentialMindfulnessPlay TherapySomatic Therapy (Body Centered)
I offer a free, no-obligation introduction call, where I can tell you about how we can work with your problems. So please don't hesitate to call me, I'm really happy to chat.