Empowering Your Journey Towards Social Confidence

Expert Psychotherapy for Social Anxiety

At Lee Psychology, we specialise in treating social anxiety through proven methods like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy. Our tailored approaches help you navigate and overcome the challenges of social phobias, empowering you to lead a fulfilling social life.

Understanding Social Anxiety

The Impact of Social Anxieties on Daily Life

Social anxiety is more than just shyness; it’s a pervasive disorder that affects how individuals interact in everyday situations.

It can lead to intense fear of being judged or negatively evaluated, causing people to avoid social interactions, which can severely impact personal and professional relationships.

This constant state of fear can prevent individuals from attending events, participating in new activities, or even pursuing career opportunities, profoundly affecting their quality of life.

woman with social anxiety feeling persecuted

Understanding Social Anxiety Symptoms

Escessive worry in social anxiety

Excessive Worry

One of the most common symptoms of social anxiety is excessive worry about everyday social interactions, often fearing judgment or embarrassment.

Avoidance behaviours in social anxiety

Avoidance Behaviours

Individuals with social anxiety may avoid social situations where they fear they could be scrutinised or have to perform in some way.

Physical symptoms of social anxiety

Physical Symptoms

Social anxieties can manifest physically with symptoms like rapid heartbeat, nausea, sweating, and trembling during social interactions.

Exploring the Roots

What Causes Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety is a complex disorder influenced by various factors that intertwine to shape individual experiences.

Environmental factors play a significant role, as individuals who experience bullying, family conflicts, or overprotective parenting may develop heightened anxiety in social situations.

These experiences can teach a person to associate social interactions with negative outcomes, thereby increasing their anxiety about future interactions.

Genetics also contribute to the risk of developing social anxieties.

Research indicates that if a close family member suffers from this condition, the likelihood of developing similar issues increases.

This genetic predisposition, combined with psychological factors such as temperament or negative thought patterns, can predispose individuals to social anxieties.

Understanding these causes is crucial in addressing and managing the condition effectively, paving the way for therapeutic interventions that can significantly improve quality of life.

Psychotherapy Options for Social Anxiety

cognitive behavioural therapy for social anxiety

Discover the transformative power of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Social Anxiety.

Our expertly tailored CBT approach is designed to help you overcome social anxieties and build the confidence to thrive in any social situation.

By addressing negative thought patterns, improving emotional regulation, and developing effective coping strategies, our comprehensive therapy can empower you to navigate social interactions with ease.

Hypnotherapy for overcoming social anxiety.

At Lee Psychology, we offer expert guidance and tailored sessions to help you navigate the challenges of social anxieties and regain your confidence.

Through deep relaxation and focused concentration, our skilled therapist can guide you towards a heightened state of awareness, enabling you to address and overcome painful thoughts, feelings, and memories that may be holding you back.

hypnotherapy for social anxiety
cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy for social anxiety

Unlock the power of your mind and conquer social anxiety with Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

At Lee Psychology, we combine the principles of CBT with the focused state of hypnotherapy to create a tailored approach for those who might not fully respond to traditional CBT alone.

Our expertly crafted sessions empower you to overcome social phobias and navigate the challenges of everyday interactions.

What Clients Say

Gareth is Thriving

Gareth is Thriving

Gareth is Thriving "Well where do I start… I first contacted Paul after my girlfriend had completed the Thrive Programme with him for her Emetophobia. Watching the transformation in her was truly amazing, so I thought I would buy the book and work through it myself....

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Katy Lowbridge Smashes Anxiety Stress Guilt

Katy Lowbridge Smashes Anxiety Stress Guilt

Katy Beats Anxiety, Stress & Guilt "I am stronger, happier and more in control than I have ever been before"! When I first met Paul, I was struggling to accept that I had lost my way. I had felt like I was 'spinning plates' in every aspect of my life, trying to...

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Anxiety Hypnotherapy Testimonial

Anxiety Hypnotherapy Testimonial

Anxiety & Hypnotherapy - Testimonial I first contacted Joan after having suffered a very difficult period in my life, my husband had been seriously ill with cancer and another very traumatic event had happened to me not long afterwards which I was struggling to...

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Meet Paul & Joan

Paul lee bsc msc (psych) & joan lee d.hyp (adv)

mental health psychologist paul lee

Paul Lee

Mental Health Psychologist

With over 15 years of clinical experience, Paul specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy, helping clients transform their thought patterns and behaviours.

lee psychology hypnotherapist joan lee

Joan Lee


Joan integrates hypnotherapy with traditional therapeutic practices to offer innovative solutions for a wide range of mental health problems.

Explore Our Psychotherapy Solutions for Social Anxiety

Discover how our tailored psychotherapy sessions can help you manage and overcome social phobia. At Lee Psychology, we’re committed to guiding you towards a more confident and fulfilling life.