Low Self Confidence Counselling Wolverhampton
Psychological Therapy for Low Self Confidence Issues
When a person believes in themselves and their abilities to succeed in life we describe them as “being full of Self Confidence”.
People with high self confidence tend to have certain characteristics associated with them such as the ability to be:
- Highly Sociable
- Popular with others
- Un-ruffled by problems
- Un-phased by illnesses
Many people will experience low self confidence at some point in our lives and this is a perfectly normal experience to have, but there are some people whose entire lives seem to be experienced with these feelings of low self confidence, often expressed as feeling “not good enough” and for them, life can be challenging on a daily basis.
It could be, for example, that they do not feel “good enough” to mix with people and so become socially withdrawn, or perhaps the idea of going for a job interview seems so pointless as they already “know” that they aren’t “good enough” for the job and so what’s the point in attending.
People with low self confidence or low self esteem will almost certainly also suffer from what is called Social Anxiety which is the degree to which a person feels “judged” by others
The more social anxiety you suffer, the lower your self confidence.
What causes low self confidence?
There are a large number of things that can result in low self confidence, but as far as we are concerned they probably fall into two main categories:
- Some sort of negative or emotional experience that has taken place, normally where you failed to live up to some “standard” and felt, or were made to feel, embarrassed or “small” as a consequence. It is particularly important to note that this “standard” which was not achieved may be real, or simply imagined.
- The slow development, over time, of negative or unhelpful thinking patterns that start to impact more widely on the way you feel about yourself.
We call this a “cognitive distortion” and it is well known that thoughts actually directly affect feelings.
In other words the “way you think” determines the “way you feel”.
These thinking styles or limiting beliefs, can self-reinforce and lead into a downward spiral of low self confidence that get worse over time.
Transform Your Thinking & Beat Low Self Confidence
If you’re committed to overcoming your confidence problems then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course with Paul, or the Changing Limiting Beliefs (CLB) Programme with Joan.
Both the CBT course and Changing Limiting Beliefs approach are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
FREE Initial Consultations for Low Self Confidence
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your Low Self Confidence problems. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of conventional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.