social anxiety

What is The Thrive Programme?

The Thrive Programme is an evidence-based psychological training programme. Like many people who suffer from social anxiety, you may have already been to see counsellors, therapists, psychologists, support groups, and/or psychiatrists but still, you’re not better. You'll be asking yourself why this programme will work when nothing else has. It’s perfectly natural to think that way. But you can’t give up, simply believing you’re stuck with social anxiety. You’re not. The Thrive Programme is innovative, it’s evidence-based, it’s easy-to-understand, and it works. Every person who comes to see me, brings with them a lot of scepticism. It’s my role to gain your trust, help you gain self-insight, and to teach you everything you need to know so you have the tools and knowledge to live a thriving life.

How can I access the programme?

Face-to-face or via Skype? Both are very effective so it doesn’t matter where you’re located we can still connect. In the busy world we live in, Skype can be a time-efficient approach. I’ve created a number of resources that ensure the Skype method of delivery feels like you're sitting in the same room as me. 

What is social anxiety (or low social confidence)?

Like self-confidence, low social confidence is a very common issue among many people. It manifests in feeling very anxious about meeting people, attending parties, or speaking up in the office environment. For some though, it isn’t just a few nerves beforehand, it is a debilitating fear that can turn into a phobia. This can have a terrible impact on their lives including complete withdrawal from society.

People that have social anxiety are always concerned with how other people see them. They fear being judged, humiliated, or embarrassed in front of others. Even though deep down they know it isn’t true, people with social anxiety feel that everyone is judging them. Not a good feeling.

These are some typical symptoms:

  • Feeling panic at the thought of being the centre of attention when you’re with others

  • Feeling that everyone is looking at you or noticing what you’re doing

  • Not wanting to go to a restaurant or cinema alone

  • Being afraid of making a fool of yourself at a job interview or a meeting or a presentation

  • Fear being put “on the spot”

  • Stuttering

  • Worrying excessively about how you look - never feeling like you’re dressed right

  • Fear of failing

  • Excessive blushing

  • Eating in front of someone new

The Thrive Programme can help you to regain control of your thoughts so you feel socially confident and strong.

Use the button below to schedule a free 15 minute initial conversation directly in my diary in order to find out more about the programme.

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