Emma Smith, a private psychologist, suggests a commonplace cause for social anxiety, such as being bullied during adolescence, which can lead to a gradual withdrawal from social situations in later life. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com
It can start in adolescence with an experience of being bullied at school that makes us a bit more, a bit more on edge, a bit more uncomfortable around people, a bit more worried that maybe people may pick on us or humiliate us. It could start with that and be reinforced every time as people learn to avoid situations and withdraw. It might be harder to actually reconnect with people and it’s something that can upgrade from more specific kind of anxiety to more broader areas. So people can become agoraphobic if they are so worried about being around people that actually they don’t wanna go out.