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In our relationships and at work a healthy level of self-esteem is very important.

However, major events such as a relationship breakdown, significant lifestyle change (such as having a baby) or redundancy can have a substantial impact on our sense of self-worth. Then there are issues from our childhood and our family environment which can also take their toll upon our ability to think positively about ourselves.

Persistent negative thinking can create a vicious cycle and lead you to avoid taking on activities and tasks because you fear failure leaving you feeling even more disheartened and unhappy. Common symptoms of low self-esteem include; exhaustion, lack of motivation, feelings of failure, negative thinking about your abilities and wishing life was better.

Counselling and psychotherapy 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.

We can help you determine the goals you would like to achieve for yourself in a safe and supportive environment. We will also help you recognise the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and support you in understanding the underlying causes of your low confidence. 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.

You can learn more about our expert therapists here.