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Low Self-Esteem


Is low self-esteem holding you back in life?

A healthy self-esteem can make a huge positive difference to your quality of life, particularly when it comes to relationships and your career.

At KlearMinds, we use our counselling and coaching expertise, to provide people with a wide range of tools, that can enable you to build a healthy self-esteem.  So you can discover, how to develop a solid self-capacity, for sustaining a happier life.

What is Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem is the opinion that you have about yourself. It is something that tends to fluctuate and most people experience moments of low self-esteem, at some point in life. This can be a perfectly normal response to external events, from time to time.

However, when low self-esteem becomes a long-term habit, it can harm your relationships with others, kill your confidence, stunt your ability to assert yourself and feed a cycle of increasing frustration and unhappiness. In fact, research has shown a correlation between low self-esteem and depression.


“Really helped with my anxiety issues and restored my self esteem. I feel so much more positive about the future and feel much stronger in myself…”

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Benefits of Counselling for Low Self-Esteem

For many people, the biggest benefit of counselling for low self-esteem, is gaining the ability to live their lives with a stronger feeling of freedom and confidence, to be who they truly are. Here are a few of the other benefits KlearMinds self-esteem counselling can help you bring about:

  • Discover how to become more assertive.
  • Learn how to create more balanced, mutually respectful and satisfying relationships
  • Discover how you can feel confident enough to achieve what you want in life.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and what makes you happiest.
  • Discover how certain behaviours, feelings, and thoughts that are contributing to your low opinion of yourself.
  • Uncover the root causes of your low sense of self-worth and how to address them.
  • Learn how to improve your self-image and reduce self-doubt.
  • Experience a significant decrease anxiety levels.

Issues That Self-Esteem Psychotherapy Can Help With

  • Shyness
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Valuing the opinions of others above your own
  • Fear of change
  • Being drawn into unhealthy or destructive relationships
  • Low levels of confidence in areas including career and relationships
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Being overwhelmed with negative thoughts and fears
  • Feeling unloved

Types of Counselling & Psychotherapy for Low Self-Esteem

Several types of therapy can help people boost their self-esteem. Each type of counselling typically entails an initial meeting, which aims to ascertain the effects your low self-esteem is having on your life. Your therapist will seek to discern whether it is hurting your relationship, your career prospects and/or other areas of your life. For example, you might be withdrawing from others or relying on alcohol to boost your confidence in social situations.

Your esteem develops from the relationships and experiences that you have throughout your life. It is something that develops and changes over time, so it can be a rather complex issue to explore. Your counsellor can help you identify the areas in your life that need to be changed and show you the tools needed to do so. The focus is on building your self-belief and developing your inner strength.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Low Self-Esteem
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the belief that it is not what we experience but how we interpret our experiences that determine how we are. It emphasises the relationship between thoughts, behaviours, and feelings. This type of therapy can help individuals with low-esteem take a look at their beliefs, how they learned them, and why they believe them. It can teach them to spot any negative thoughts they have about themselves and then challenge these beliefs with relevant evidence from their life which enables them to frame them in a more positive light. As negative thoughts are replaced by more positive, self-supportive thinking, your confidence and ability to achieve more of what you want in life can increase. Learn more about how CBT can help.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Low Self-Esteem
A psychodynamic approach can be useful for people who want a deeper understanding of the underlying causes of their low self-esteem. This is a type of psychotherapy that is based on the premise that our problems can be the result of factors that we are not even aware of. The less aware we are of these factors, the more they control us and keep us stuck, in harmful thinking patterns. An objective view of a person’s history, can shed light on where negative thinking or difficult feelings are rooted. Your psychotherapist can then help you discover how current situations trigger old thinking and feelings and how to replace these with more supportive thoughts, which foster and increase self-esteem, in a range of settings.

KlearMinds Integrative Psychotherapy for Self-Esteem Issues
Integrative psychotherapy is a newer form of therapy where the therapist is trained in a range of counselling and psychotherapy approaches, which can be tailored to meet the learning needs of each individual client. At KlearMinds, our integrative psychotherapists are trained in the above mentioned therapies and coaching techniques. This makes us highly equipped to help people overcome a wide range of self-esteem issues and build the life they truly want. To learn more click here.

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This page was written by Maggie Morrow (MSc, BSc, Adv Dip, UKCP) and medically reviewed in February 2022.

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