I specialise in helping people suffering with social anxiety and social phobia to learn the skills to build true and lasting self-confidence and self-belief, allowing them to feel calm, relaxed and confident in any social situation. Using a highly effective and proven combination of cutting edge virtual reality therapy, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy and compassion focused therapy, depending on your specific situation together we will devise a bespoke plan to get you to where you want to be in life.
Blending traditional therapy with cutting edge virtual reality therapy has resulted in a 90% success rate in clinical studies.
The virtual reality technology which includes a headset, earphones and biofeedback sensors submerges you into a virtual world you can interact with, helping you to confront your fears in a safe and controllable environment. The social anxiety environments include a variety of options from small gatherings and meetings to larger groups. You are in complete control and can choose how and where you want to start and what to build up to. While you are aware you are in a virtual reality environment your brain cannot tell the difference between VR and reality, so in effect each time you enter the VR scene you are giving your brain the evidence that it needs to realise that this is safe and that you can do it. Therefore, when you come to face the situations in real life your mind believes you’ve already successfully done it, so it becomes so much easier to do in real life.
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) helps us to recognise the ways in which we are self-critical and to understand the impact it may be having on our lives. You will learn proven techniques that will help you to improve your self-confidence and fulfil your goals and aspirations. Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy for social anxiety is a powerful addition to CFT as it helps the mind to deeply embed new ways of confidently thinking about ourselves and new ways of confidently behaving, feeling calm and relaxed. It allows you to rehearse situations in your mind thinking, feeling and behaving the way you want to. You are effectively reprogramming the mind to let go of unhelpful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, building new neural pathways in the brain to create lasting change.
To overcome social anxiety takes commitment and practice, but can be achieved relatively quickly within approximately 8-10 sessions.
If you are looking for virtual reality therapy, social anxiety therapy, hypnotherapy for social anxiety or hypnosis for social anxiety then contact me to see how I can help you.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with an MSc in applied positive psychology from Cambridge, a British psychological society approved diploma in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy and advanced training in virtual reality therapy for fears and phobias.
Each session is 90 minutes in duration. In my experience the standard 50-60 minute sessions do not give us enough time. 90 minutes allows us to make significant progress while shortening the overall number of sessions required, allowing you to experience change in a shorter period of time. I set each of my clients’ short exercises in-between our sessions to accelerate the process of change.
The fee is £95 per session. Sessions are most effective on a weekly basis but can be fortnightly if preferred. If you are open, committed to the process and ready to change you can experience life changing results.
I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy or full appointment fee is due. Card details are required to confirm your booking. These are kept securely on an encrypted banking system.