Social Anxiety – Dr Catherine Hynes

Dr Catherine Hynes   Quals: Phd (Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology), MA (Cognitive Neuroscience), BA Hons (Philosophy & Neuroscience)

Social Anxiety: Some people find interacting with other people, particularly groups of new people, or attractive others, absolutely terrifying. They may find themselves avoiding social engagements, which can cause problemms at work, or at home, and may lead to social isolation and loneliness. For some people, the anxiety is so severe, it can develop into a full blown phobia.

Counselling Approach: I work with people in a warm and compassionate way to help them to examine and understand the reasons for their social anxiety. We may look at behaviour patterns and thought patterns, and try to develop more helpful behaviours and thoughts to assist with social situations. We may also look at significant triggering events, and reprocess the painful experiences locked in those memories to assist in creating a more positive sense of a person’s future socialising. I use a flexible approach to therapy, and may draw on strategies such as motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), or Compassion Focused Therapy.

Dr Catherine Hynes Psychologist

Current Availability: Usually 2- 4 week waiting list.

Fees: $220 per hour (Initial appt $260).  Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422