Self-confidence / Self-esteem
A healthy level of self-esteem is important in life – especially at work and in our relationships – but traumatic events such as redundancy or relationship breakdown 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 can lead you to avoid taking on all kinds of activities and tasks because you fear failure. This can sometimes lead to a catch 22 situation as cutting yourself off from life’s challenges can leave you feeling even more hopeless and unhappy.
Therapy 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.
In therapy you can gain the tools to reach these goals in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. By changing our negative interpretations of ourselves, we can change how we feel and improve our self-esteem at the same time.
The therapy will help you:
- Understand the underlying causes of your low self esteem
- Examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to low confidence
- Gain self-understanding and insight
- Improve your self-image
- Help you to become more assertive and positive
Together we can redefine your hopes and expectations, explore background factors and begin your journey to developing inner strength and a strong core of self-belief.
What I can help with
There are times in life when things become too difficult for us. Often friends and family can offer support, but sometimes this isn’t enough.
Therapies I offer
My practice provides Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling that is appropriate for my clients individual needs.
My private practice
My Private practice studio is based in the heart of Ulverston, Cumbria, however I also works using SKYPE.
About Lakeland Therapy
My work is integrative in nature, offering Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision to clients across the region
2 Bolton Place