I did a course last year aiming to get back into the workforce, I thought it would help with my shyness and improve my confidence (little did I know at the time it was actually SA, which I have since been diagnosed with). If anything this course made things worse, I was for ever being used as an example because I was the 'shy' one of the group (eg. someone like myself wouldn't go to work in customer service etc). Then I had one of the lady's there ask why I was so shy? What sorta question is that? Then because I didn't have an answer for her, she went on to ask about my childhood, what's with that?
Comments like these certainly don't help things.