Low confidence & self-esteem
Do I Have Low Self-Esteem?
Sometimes life events erode our self-esteem which in turn shakes our confidence and colours how we see and approach life. By exploring our self-esteem issues and rethinking negative thought patterns we can begin to live life to the full. So where does our loss of self-esteem start? Our need for other’s approval in order to feel worthwhile can start early on in our lives and whilst all is well will cause us no obvious signs of distress. But when we lose people, jobs, friendships etc. or come across others judgemental or irrational beliefs it can cause us to doubt our own self - to question who we are and our own abilities. In turn we feel our self-worth/esteem plummeting. This then can become a self-defeating cycle of behaviour which can lead to lack of confidence, depression, addiction etc. If you are experiencing exhaustion, lack of motivation, feelings of failure, or thinking negatively about your abilities and opportunities, and wishing life was better then you are probably suffering from low self-esteem and a lack of confidence, and you may benefit from low self esteem counselling which can help you to help get you back on track.
How can I help you to regain your confidence and self-esteem?
With counselling I can help you explore how your low self-confidence may have evolved from your earlier childhood experiences or more recent events, as well as reviewing how your day-to-day life is being affected and how you would like things to change.I can give you the tools to reach these goals in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. I can also teach you the techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help improve your self-esteem. CBT helps you to recognise the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, based on the theory that it is not what we experience but how we interpret events that determine how we feel. By changing our negative interpretations of ourselves, we can change how we feel and improve our self-esteem at the same time.Through our counselling sessions I will help you:
· Understand the underlying causes of your anger/irritability
· Examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to low confidence
· Gain self-understanding and insight
· Improve your self-image
· Help you to become more assertive and positive
Together we will redefine your hopes and expectations, explore background factors and begin your journey to developing inner strength and a strong core of self-belief.
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