Social Anxiety – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Social Anxiety:  “Should I go to that party?”
“There will be lots of people there that I don’t know. I will feel really anxious, maybe embarrass myself”
The vicious cycle of social anxiety revolves around inner conversations like this. If you don’t go to the party, then in the short term you don’t feel anxious, but in the long term it gets worse. You don’t meet new people, don’t practice talking to people, often feel ashamed of yourself for not going.

Counselling Approach: I use acceptance and commitment therapy and Cognitive behaviour therapy. I use a lot of humour in my sessions because being able to laugh at yourself is a really helpful skill when it comes to dealing with anxiety. I help people develop strategies to handle their anxiety in the short term so that they can break out of the cycle of social anxiety.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and Health Rebates available. Reduced rates may be available, please call reception for details.

Practice Location: Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Jim Adsett try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129