Social Media Addiction


Has your social media use become excessive? Do you feel your relationship with scrolling, posting and being online or having an online presence is becoming problematic and obsessive? Is your increasing use, decreasing fulfilment and satisfaction in other areas of your life?

Chronic addictions are often accompanied by self-denial. The damage and repercussions of some addictions or addictive tendencies are not straightforward and not clearly visible in the here and now. You might be thinking ‘who me? I do not have an addictive personality’.

Arguably in modern societies, we are more connected and more disconnected than ever. Social media and internet can provide a false sense of connection, not always, but the often ‘followers’ and ‘friends’ do not provide the support, safety and nurture that authentic connections and relationships hold – essential for wellbeing. The instant sense of security, gratification and pleasure is not always problematic but if it becomes so, the outcome can be damaging and detrimental to one’s health impacting real-life relationships and ability to be present and find satisfaction in other areas of life.

There are different ways of working with addictions, each culture, subculture and society has its own method.

At Leone Centre, we understand that this is a very real phenomenon. We will work with you sensitively and empathetically to address what is driving this behaviour whilst helping you re-connect with neglected areas and elements in your life to establish fulfilment and empower you to reclaim your relationship with the online world, so you can reap all the benefits that it brings. This can feel daunting and be anxiety-provoking – we get it – and will support you every step of the way.

As with any behavioural addiction – we know that you can recover – no matter how long you have been struggling. We also know that there is not something wrong with you but you have likely suffered significant stress and/or trauma at some point in your life. We promote recovery through healing these wounds, so you are able to find fulfilment in the present.

At Leone Centre we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service of professional expertise and compassionate care, so you can heal from your addiction knowing you are in safe and trusted hands. We offer therapy services in Putney, Fulham, Victoria and Wimbledon. To enquire, please call, e-mail or use the online booking tool to book an assessment or a free consultation today.