Social anxiety makes no sense at all. Your son or daughter could be freed from it, soon!
From the very youngest age children are social creatures. As soon as they emerge from the womb they begin to relate to their mothers and then fathers, siblings and the wider social world around them.
If they are born into a supportive environment then children continue to flourish. If their earliest adventures into society outside of the home prove beneficial and positive then little can stop them.
Life, however, is a minefield. Children look to their parents for information as to how the world should be treated. Anxious parents will teach them that the world is full of danger. Bullies at school will teach them that others can’t be trusted. Problems such as dyslexia, asperger’s, puberty and all its insecurities can bring about a negative comparison with others. That confidence with which each infant greets its new life can so easily be lost.
Every day I help clients, adults, teenagers and children, to leave their social anxiety behind them. If you live in Oxford, Reading of thereabouts then Resolved! Counselling for Children could help them to be free of social anxiety.
I also offer counselling and psychotherapy for social anxiety online, using vsee, whatsapp, zoom. Please get in touch for details.
It’s here where I can help
I help my clients to manage their anxiety first of all. Anxiety in novel situations is natural, particularly for the young, and learning how to manage the same is an essential part of learning to be confident in social situations. Learning how to regulate one’s own emotions is an essential part of growing up. I could help your child to feel the same anxiety as everybody else feels in challenging social situations and to flourish anyway.
I help my clients to focus on their strengths and to give themselves credit for their achievements. Learning to celebrate success is vital if we are to grow into adults who are capable of feeling self-acceptance.
I help my clients to be OK with their limitations. We can’t all be good at everything and learning to be OK with failure is essential. Without that ability we’re tempted to simply stop trying.
I help my clients to end the negative self-talk and to stop ruminating upon their anxieties. Negative self-talk is so corrosive and only leads to greater anxiety and self doubt.
I help my clients to learn that they can reconquer social spaces, step by step and day by day.
Your son or daughter can learn to thrive
Confidence is what happens when we forget to focus on anxiety and simply have faith in our ability to succeed in social situations. Confidence comes when we forget to put ourselves down and instead focus on success, ability and positive traits.
If you live in or around Oxford or Reading then Resolved! Counselling for Children could help your son or daughter to let go of their fears and engage with life to the fullest.
If they’re ready to engage with me then you could call me on 07786123736/01865600970/01183280284. You could email me on email@example.com or contact me using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
However you choose to get in touch I look forward to hearing from you.