Low Self Esteem
Self esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves, and when it is low, we see ourselves and our lives in a negative way. It often begins in childhood when our self-perception is developing and life events, such as unloving parents, unkind peers, sexual or emotional abuse etc., may make us feel worthless or undeserving. An occasional lack of self confidence is normal but when it is low for much of the time, it can affect our self esteem, which can lead to anxiety and depression.
If you have low self esteem, you may:
- feel that you are a bad person or not as good as others
- have an inability to accept compliments
- neglect yourself or treat yourself badly because ‘you are not worth it’
- socially withdraw
- have a severe lack of self confidence
- expect little out of life
- not trust your own opinions
- seek acceptance from others
- put others before yourself
- feel ugly, stupid, bad or even evil
- blame yourself and accentuate the negatives
- have intrusive thoughts
But low self esteem is always a misperception, because if you really are as bad a person as you think, you are just seeing yourself accurately! Having low self esteem is a state of mind, which means that it can be changed, and I will use various techniques and practical approaches to help you, that are based on the Human Givens approach. I prefer to use a solution-focused, rather than problem-focused approach, which builds on positive feelings rather than reinforcing negative ones. You will find more information about me and the techniques I use on other pages of my website.
How can I help with your Low Self Esteem?
I work in my peaceful therapy room, at my home in Norwich, Norfolk, where I hope you will feel safe and secure enough to be able to talk about issues that are distressing you, and feel at ease sharing your problems with me.
I use various techniques and approaches to help you, for example, counselling skills, NLP, deep relaxation, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, thought field therapy and the Human Givens. I prefer to use a solution-focused, rather than problem-focused approach, which builds on positive feelings rather than reinforcing negative ones. You will find more information about me and the techniques I use on other pages of my website.
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THE MIND IS EVERYTHING, WHAT YOU THINK YOU BECOME.