Counselling for Confidence Issues in Doncaster
Most people are confident in certain situations and less confident in others. Confidence comes and goes – feeling confident is not a constant state of being.
Self-confidence is a term used to describe a sense of being generally OK with oneself. Having self-confidence suggests an overall positive appraisal of one’s own worth. Self-confidence is a somewhat abstract concept, and may mean different things to different people. It is a fluid, changeable state of being.
Some people make distinctions between self-confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and self-respect. Others see these terms as variations of each other.
Why do some people seem more confident than others?
While everyone struggles with confidence occasionally, some people seem generally more confident than others. Self-confidence is often linked to self-esteem.
People with a healthy level of self-esteem often believe in a set of values and principles and feel secure in these principles. They often trust their own judgement and do not feel threatened by other people having differing opinions. They often trust in their own capacity to solve problems and face difficulties, and they do not generally feel inferior or superior to others.
Healthy self-esteem and confidence can lead to a more comfortable, happy and secure state of mind. Low self esteem however can be debilitating and may leave you with an underlying sense of being ‘not good enough’ or inherently less worthy. Our confidence counsellors are experienced in many different types of therapy that can help deal with the confidence issues you are facing.
How counselling for self-confidence problems can help
Low self-esteem often originates in early experiences, and frequently in adolescence. Some people will be able to trace their confidence and self-esteem issues to certain events or experiences while others will be unaware of how their self-confidence problems started. Counselling will include some exploration of the origins of the self-confidence issues you are experiencing.
Counselling also helps with recurring negative thoughts and feelings like:
- feeling you have failed at some important task
- feeling not good enough
- feeling less worthy than other people
- being able to find much evidence to support your negative self-view
These underlying belief systems have a self-perpetuating effect and low self-esteem can sometimes generate a powerful, relentless negative internal voice. Self-confidence and self-esteem problems are usually deeply-rooted issues that can benefit from several types of confidence therapy. Our counsellers explore these issues with you and help you deal with aspects of life that feel difficult.
Confidence counselling can help improve personal relationships, intimacy with others, and improve the way in which you view and treat yourself. Counselling can be ongoing and open-ended or time-limited to 10 sessions.
If you struggle with self-confidence and self-esteem issues, we may be able to help. To make a first appointment at our London practice, please telephone us on 0333 207 9330 or get in touch with us using our online enquiry service.
The reality is that everyone feels a lack of confidence at times. Counselling can be useful in building healthy self-confidence and self-esteem.
The first step in confidence counselling is sometimes the most difficult. We go to great lengths to make our clients feel at ease, and discussions in therapy are always confidential.
One Therapy London
There are several ways to get in touch. Appointments may be made by telephone or online. Our therapists have much experience working with confidence and self-esteem issues.