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Therapy For Low Self Esteem & Confidence

Lack of self-esteem and confidence can really impact an individual’s day to day life. It can leave them feeling anxious a lot of the time and in a place where they over think, worry and question everything that they do.

The more a person doubts themselves the harder it can become for them to do anything – change jobs, leave relationships, exercise, achieve goals – you name it. It can also make it hard for them to make decisions, to socialise, to attend things – the list is endless. As a result, they may cancel things, put things off and stop doing the things they love. This can leave them feeling very isolated, which in turn can cause self-confidence and esteem to go even lower.   

This is where therapy comes in. It can truly make a difference to the way a person feels about themselves, and the impact it can have is life changing. Individuals can go from doubting everything they do and from a place where they put themselves down all the time – to finally believing in who they are. As a result, they can then live a more fulfilling life, where they feel connected, and good about who they are.  

How we can help your self esteem and confidence

Our experienced team work hard with individuals to build self-confidence. We enable them to overcome fear and doubt, and to start to recognise the positive aspects of themselves. We assist them in start making changes and enable them to take the steps that they need to live a more fulfilling life.

It is our role as therapists to help people to unpick and process the events and experiences that lead them to feel so low in themselves. We do this tentatively and in a supportive way. We understand that there are many reasons why a person might lack confidence or have low self-esteem.

We allow individuals the space that they need to heal.  Whether that be from abusive relationships, difficult family dynamics, bullying, addictions, eating disorders or academic pressures. We provide an objective and supportive space and take things one step at a time. Then when our clients are ready, we start to take them forward In a journey of empowerment and change.

Hear Lucy’s story

In this video Lucy very kindly volunteered to share her recovery experience with Your Counselling Service. It gives insights into how she was treated from the moment she enquired to the moment she recovered, and is a great example of how we like to treat and work with all our clients.

Our approach to helping those with self esteem and confidence

  • Starting the recovery process is the biggest step forward
  • Learn to respect and value yourself
  • Everything in moderation
  • Trust the process of recovery
  • Self-soothing and respect is key
  • Mood diaries can be very helpful
  • Everyone is individual with their own recovery plan
  • Emotional and physical health is so important
  • Change can happen and it can be positive
  • Fear can be overcome
  • Support network is important (and our service becomes a major part of this)
  • Feeling less alone and isolated aids recovery
  • Self-worth and esteem can develop through therapy
  • You are never alone
  • Recovery takes time, strength, and determination
  • We are here to help whenever you feel you can’t do it

Lets take your first step to recovery, together.

Making the decision to start therapy is both daunting and frightening. People often feel nervous and don’t know what to expect. To give you an idea, we would book an assessment as an initial chance for us to meet and talk. This would last an hour, and it is an opportunity to ask questions and to get to know you more. You can also ask about anything that you are unsure about. If you feel comfortable and are happy to go ahead, then we would book you in for weekly therapy. Each week would be different depending on where you are at, and what you are coming for. We can discuss all of your needs in the assessment and put a treatment plan in place. We have a great team and we are here to help.