Feels like there's no way to get better
I've been dealing with social anxiety for years, which has worsened to the point where I'm spent my first two years of university shut in my room, not even being able to go downstairs and get food, and have barely spoken to my housemates or anyone on my course.
I've had several counselling sessions in this time, but I've really struggled to put anything into practice as the 'only solution', as I've been told over and over by my Dad, is to "talk to people" - which is exactly the problem in the first place. I know that there aren't really other ways to solve my anxiety, but it feels impossible to make any progress when the only way forward is to throw myself right into the deep end from the start.
I'm terrified that next year will end up exactly the same if I'm not able to make any progress before then, especially as I'll be joined by some new housemates next year, who I've only met once before.