Therapy For Low Self-Esteem / Confidence

 People sometimes seek counselling when they have low self-esteem. Low self-esteem is when we see ourselves and our lives from a more negative and critical light. This can impact on how we manage the challenges that we currently face. Low self-esteem can mean you might be hiding away from social situations, stop trying new things and avoid anything that presents as a challenge.  It often results in frequent self-criticism and ignoring ones own positive qualities. Further than this though it can impact on our relationships our ability to work or study as well as looking after ourselves.

It can be caused by a variety of reasons and start at different times in our life. This could be because of a message you have taken on board from another person’s view of you or it could be part of your personality.  

Psychology sessions would look to increase your self-esteem by recognising what you are good at, help you improve your relationships, help you be kinder to yourself, teach you assertiveness skills and modify your thinking style this would be primarily using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).