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Some of the questions I’ve been asked this week are: How do I drive to my new job when I can’t drive on the motorway without having a panic attack? How do I go to my son’s wedding when I’m so anxious? How can I start going to the…
We’re having a bit of a review of things here at Fearless Female HQ. You are always at the centre of what we do. The thing that motivates us the most is helping you to find the best ways to feel happier and to live life on your terms,…
Social anxiety can feel different for different people. People with social anxiety often replay conversations, sometimes from a long time ago. These are some signs that may suggest social anxiety: Excessive self-consciousness: People with social anxiety often feel excessively self-conscious and worry about being negatively judged or scrutinized by…
Social anxiety is one of the least discussed types of anxiety. I’m never sure if this is because it gets called shyness rather than anxiety. Having social anxiety means you’re somebody who’s less likely to share thoughts with others (for fear of being judged). Somehow social anxiety is never…
Are you somebody that has a sneaking suspicion that people don’t like you? Maybe you don’t feel it all the time, but it’s there, just waiting to creep up and ruin your day. Feeling that people don’t like you or that you’re somehow unlikeable is a really common theme…
As an anxiety specialist psychologist, I find myself torn between a fascination of the complexities of anxiety, and being angry that it blights so many lives. Clients often describe their anxiety to me in a way that I’ve heard hundreds (if not thousands) of times before, but I still…