After signing up here recently, I've seen quite a few suggestions about the potential of seeking some kind of therapy to help tackling the problems with my sexuality. I have accepted I'm gay (or at least I think I have) but every time I go to take any step - tell anyone, meet up with some just for chat and a coffee, anything that could be described as actually living a gay life even in a small way I have serious problems with anxiety and just end up shutting myself away. I feel like I do need to seek some help as this has been going on for a long time (I'm in my mid-30s now) and it's starting to dominate my life. I was hoping some people might be able to share something about their experiences of therapy - how helpful it was, that kind of thing. And maybe even some suggestions of where to go to find that kind of professional help (I'm in the London area in the UK). It's a very open question, but although I've browsed some websites about it it would help a lot to hear how such help has worked for people and if anyone has any advice about how to go about it. Thanks very much!