Imposter Syndrome Therapy
Our therapists use a unique combination of integrative psychotherapy which includes CBT, counselling and coaching. Designed to empower you with self-understanding and strategies needed, to turn around the critical thoughts, strengthen self-belief and stop imposter syndrome anxiety from undermining your happiness and success.
We all experience self-doubt at times. But if you regularly and persistently have a fear of being exposed as a “fraud”, despite evidence to the contrary, such as, your education, experience and accomplishments, then you may be experiencing imposter syndrome.
Do you feel like you’ve fooled others about your accomplishments and it’s only a matter of time before you’re exposed as a fraud? Perhaps you think your success is all down to “luck” and you don’t really deserve it? Maybe you’ve felt like you’re pretending to be an adult who is capable of raising a child or buying a home, but really you’re only faking it.
Although colleagues and friends may be praising you, you write off your successes and put them down to timing and/or luck. You don’t believe you’ve earned them and you fear others will eventually realise this too.
To reduce or counter these anxiety provoking thoughts and feelings, you might work harder, hold yourself to even higher standards and risk burnout.
- Understand the factors that drive imposter syndrome
- Discover how to overcome physiological symptoms of stress and anxiety that accompany this syndrome
- Develop effective tools and strategies to eliminate imposter syndrome thinking, so you can enjoy and appreciate who you are and what you do, with more ease and fulfillment
People can experience imposter syndrome in many way. Below are some of the commons scenarios in which imposter syndrome symptoms are experienced:
- At Home – feeling uncertain, inexperienced and totally unprepared for certain situations, such as parenting. It may lead to a reluctance in making decisions for fear of messing up.
- In Relationships – some may feel unworthy of another’s affection and that their partner will discover how ordinary they are.
Maggie Morrow is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Director of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK.
Maggie’s experience spans over 20 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
- Recognise when you’re experiencing imposter feelings. These are feelings, not facts. Just because you feel these feelings doesn’t mean they’re true. Remind yourself that you’re competent and often do know what you’re talking about.
- Note your accomplishments. When you’re having imposter moments, remind yourself of what you’ve achieved. Look at the card that your child made you which told you what a wonderful parent you are; revisit the email that your boss sent you thanking you for your excellent work.
- Avoid and Stop Comparing. Look at your own achievements rather than comparing with others. Social Media means we are surrounded by other people’s lives and their achievements. Don’t go there.
- Talk to Others. Talking to somebody who knows you can offer support. They can help normalise your feelings and confirm your achievements.
- Talk to a therapist. A therapist can help you recognise and work through these feelings and offer tips and techniques for managing them.
Not Sure Which Therapist Or Type Of Therapy You Need?
Get in touch with Maggie Morrow, Award Winning Therapist & KlearMinds Director. Maggie can help match you with the right therapist based on your needs.
Online Counselling Available.
Take the first step to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Today
If you are tired of feeling haunted and underminded by imposter syndrome our London therapists can help. Discover how to establish a solid self-belief, so you don’t have to feel like an imposter anymore. If you are ready to make positive changes, contact us today, we can help.
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