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Low Self Confidence

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:

  • Successful
  • Highly Sociable
  • Popular with others
  • Un-ruffled by problems
  • Un-phased by illnesses
  • Relaxed

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It could be, for example, that they do not feel “good enough” to mix with people and so become socially withdrawn, or perhaps the idea of going for a job interview seems so pointless as they already “know” that they aren’t “good enough” for the job and so what’s the point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

In fact, there is a recognised correlation between low self-esteem (low self confidence) and high Social Anxiety.

The more social anxiety you suffer, the lower your self confidence.

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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.

Psychological Therapy for Low Self Confidence

Tranceform Psychology can offer a range of different psychological therapy solutions for Low Self Confidence which you can read about below.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Low Self Confidence

If you’re committed to overcoming your self-confidence problems then we highly recommend following our Tranceformental CBT 10 session programme.

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic mental health counselling course, 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.

The programme is also available as an online self-help CBT programme.

Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.

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Alternative Therapies for Low Self Confidence

Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for confidence issues is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.

These include:

Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.

General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.

Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.

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Free Initial Consultations for Low Self Confidence

We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your self-confidence problems prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various therapy options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.

At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss any therapy treatments BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

Related Concepts

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Overcome Low Self Confidence with Our Self-Help CBT Programme – Only £99!

Self-help CBT has been shown to be highly effective for confidence problems and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, our Self-Help CBT course will teach you everything you need to know to change the way you think about yourself without having to visit a therapist.

Click Self-Help CBT for low self confidence to find out more.

Get in Touch With Us.

Psychologist Paul Lee in Wombourne Clinic

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Tel: 07434 776125

paul@tranceformpsychology.com

Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Joan Lee in Wombourne Clinic

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Tel: 07434 776504

joan@tranceformpsychology.com

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Tel: 07931 517241

binder@tranceformpsychology.com

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