I'm writing in this thread because I'm worried about a friend. He rencently moved to Madrid, he's originally from Dublin, but was travelling through South America for like a year before deciding to move here. But the moment he started living in Spain he's suffered anxiety. Apparently, ever since he moved here his confidence has completely disappeared and he's been having problems interacting socially and making friends. I'm pretty much his best friend here. I suggested counselling but he doesn't think that's for him, but I'm pretty sure that would be his best option.
Does anyone have any advice on dealing with a friend who is going through this?