Social Media Addiction


Social Media Addiction

Can counselling help when your social media use become excessive?

Whilst many of us enjoy our connection with social media, excessive and problematic use can impact our mental health and become addictive. The damage and repercussions of some addictions or addictive tendencies are not straightforward and not clearly visible.

Leone Centre offers both online counselling and face to face counselling in London for social media addictions. Our experienced counsellors can help you identify if and how your use of social media is impacting your emotional and mental heath. Counsellors at Leone Centre can also help you to explore ways to interact with social medias such as Facebook, Tik Tok, Twitter and Instagram in positive rather than compulsive and isolating ways.

Do you feel your relationship with scrolling, posting and being online or having an online presence is becoming problematic and obsessive?

Arguably in modern society we are more connected and yet ironically more disconnected than ever.

Social media and internet usage can provide a false sense of connection, often ‘followers’ and ‘friends’ do not provide the support, safety and connection that 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.

Recent studies have linked social medias addiction with  depression, anxiety, stress, and self-esteem issues.

Is your increasing use of social media having a negative impact on other areas in your life? Are you finding that you are becoming less fulfilled and satisfied and possibly more anxious about who you are and how you may come across to others?

At Leone Centre, we understand that addiction to social media 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 a positive relationship with the online world, so you can reap all the benefits that it brings.

Starting counselling to deal with addiction can feel daunting and be anxiety-provoking – we get it – and will support you every step of the way.

As with any addiction – we know that you can recover. We promote recovery through healing so you are able to find fulfilment in the present.

At Leone Centre we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service alongside professional expertise and compassionate care, so you can heal from your addiction knowing you are in safe and trusted hands.

We offer face to face therapy services in Putney, Fulham, Victoria and Wimbledon. We also offer online therapy via the Zoom platform.

To enquire, please call, e-mail or use the online booking tool to book an assessment or a free consultation today.