Shy bladder syndrome, also known as paruresis is not always a medical problem. It happens for varying reasons. Affected individuals can struggle to , urinate in a public toilet or when someone might be listening. Whether it’s out of fear of germs, lack of privacy or feeling judged, our counselling service can help you resolve this internal conflict.

The trained psychotherapists at Bayside Psychotherapy have extensive experience dealing with bladder emptying difficulties and pauruesis. Our counsellors can help you overcome anxiety, panic, and shyness associated with emptying your bladder. Meet with us via online counselling.

Do you need counselling or hypnotherapy? Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment.

Let’s work together so you can feel more relaxed and less anxious about going to the bathroom.

It is quite easy to develop fears and suffer from low self-esteem and embarrassment which can influence shyness of the bladder. Whether you feel rushed, embarrassed,  ashamed or just shy, you can overcome urination anxiety. Our counsellors can help get to the bottom of the matter.

Being afraid to go to the bathroom can impact your quality of life. Some people hold their urine as long as they can, waiting for an opportune moment to get privacy. In some cases, accidents happening have been preferable to the alternative — using a public toilet. Some men and women can only go in a public toilet if no one is around and others feel like they can only go at home. The result, in extreme cases, could become akin to agoraphobia (fear of public or open places). Counselling or hypnotherapy treatment could be very helpful to you. You can learn to overcome feelings of shyness, plus release fears and anxieties so you can get control of your bladder, and the rest of your life.

Shy Bladder Syndrome

How long will it take to cure Paruresis?

As trained psychotherapists, we take a person-centred approach that helps you learn the cause of your shyness and in a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental environment that helps you achieve your goals. Everyone reacts differently to treatment. For pricing and more click here.

What Makes Bayside Psychotherapy Different?

Our counsellors take the time to learn about your and your situation. This enables us to tailor treatment methods or combine several approaches to help you. We will prepare a suitable counselling or hypnotherapy plan. Depending on you, approaches could include one or a combination of therapies such as Buddhist Mindfulness Therapy, dream work, NLP, hypnotherapy treatment and other counselling techniques. We can help you to stop worrying about public urination and help you feel more comfortable and in control.

Consider downloading a recommended shy bladder recording as well. You can enquire using our online form.

Book your confidential appointment online or by calling (03) 9557 9113.

Note: Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we will rely upon your commitment and collaboration to the treatment process in an endeavour to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.

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