In this clip London based clinical psychologist Emma Smith looks at social anxiety and explains how it can relate to specific scenarios or present more generalised difficulties in social situations. 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
Social anxiety is the preoccupation with how people might see us, about fear of being judged or humiliated in public settings. So it might be specific to particular situations, like it’s really common to get social anxiety when we are presenting on a stage in front of a large audience. Or, it might be more generalised to wide settings or any situation where you’re with people, going to a small dance or dinner party or a pub. You might find yourself having lots of thoughts and worries about how you’re coming across, that you might be looking stupid, you might say something silly, you might fall over, people will see that you’re anxious, and find stuff in your head really worrying about how you look.