Design For Life: How can I overcome my fear of confined spaces?

This week, psychotherapist Siobhán Murray advises a reader who is struggling with a phobia of certain situations outside the home

The pandemic has been a real eye-opener to how we manage social connections, obligations and crowded spaces

Dear Expert,

For years, I’ve had problems being in certain situations and spaces. There have been times when I’ve left a party because it felt too crowded and I’ve often got off buses or the Luas because I’m starting to panic. I hate the London tube and try my best to avoid going underground.

In lots of ways, the pandemic suited me, because I have had great control over where I go and what I ...