Social Media Addiction


Can counselling help when your social media use becomes 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 or visible.

Leone Centre offers online and face-to-face counselling for social media addictions in London. Our experienced counsellors can help you identify if and how social media use impacts your emotional and mental health. Counsellors at Leone Centre can also help you to explore ways to interact with social media 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, 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 well-being.

The instant sense of security, gratification and pleasure is not always problematic. Still, if it becomes so, the outcome can be damaging and detrimental to one’s health, impacting real-life relationships and the ability to be present and find satisfaction in other areas of life.

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

Is your increasing use of social media harming other areas of your life? Are you 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 anxiety-provoking – we get it – and we will support you every step.

As with any addiction, we know you can recover. We promote recovery through healing so you can find fulfilment in the present.

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

Talk with a Leone Centre Professional

If you do feel like you need some help and support, our Therapists are available 7 days a week. Call us on 020 3930 1007. We can also provide fast track therapy.

We can offer in-person counselling in London appointments at our head office in Fulham and our offices in Kensington, Wimbledon and Belgravia, We also service Victoria, Putney, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, and City of London.

In addition, we offer Online Therapy appointments wherever in the world you are located, should this better fit around your existing commitments or if you are not able to attend an in-person appointment.

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