Social anxiety is particularly prevalent in young people, at a time when they’re building their identity and peer-approval plays a huge part in their self-worth. On this pathway our counsellor will support the young person to explore the origins of their social anxiety, in order to recognise and reprogram any negative messages they’ve internalised. The young person will be given strategies to recognise triggers and manage symptoms when they occur. They’ll also be supported in building their self-esteem and resilience, so they feel empowered to try things outside their comfort zone. With this support, the student should become more confident in their interactions and more able to engage in social situations.