Do you doubt your judgement ? Are you self-critical ? Do you constantly compare yourself unfavourably with others ?
The level of self-esteem that we possess can affect all aspects of life, including the type of people we attract, the career we build, relationships etc.
Self-esteem and self-confidence issues are more common in people’s lives than what most may think. These are very intimate issues that most people either ignore, or do not discuss openly. People can be so deeply affected by them, that they literally choose to hide from the world to avoid any outside view of their self-reflection.
Living with low self-esteem, poor self-belief and feelings of inadequacy and a lack of self-confidence can leave you feeling frustrated and miserable. Your nagging self-doubt and self-critical inner voice can sap your energy, preventing you living a happy, contented life.
Counselling for low self-esteem helps by exploring the roots of your self-doubt and the source of these critical thoughts and works on developing a more positive internal voice, helping you to value yourself more fully. I will help you identify any unhelpful patterns that might be maintaining your low self-worth, and help you create new ways to feel confident.
Here are some of the interactive tools and techniques that we might use:
Challenging negative thought patterns and learnt behaviours associated with not feeling good enough, sense of failure, being self critical, feelings of shame and powerlessness etc
Practicing specific activities that promote good self-esteem, assertiveness and self-compassion
Self-esteem counselling will help you make sense of who you are, and help you integrate new healthier ways of thinking about yourself.