Social Skills Training

Hey guys,

I really want to have a scientific career in research, but it requires networking skills and most all jobs require you to get along with co-workers. I struggle with this as I lack social skills and accidentally come across as rude. This has a massive toll on my mental health and also makes me very, very lonely as I don't have any friends. Is there any kind of healthcare professional, or class, that could improve social skills? Would be willing to pay reasonable £. Counsellor is unwilling to help in this area.

Many thanks.