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Counselling for Low self-esteem

Cultivating Self-Esteem: Transforming the Inner Critic Through Counselling

We may encounter moments when we don't feel confident, valuable, or worthy. These feelings are not just fleeting impressions but deeply ingrained beliefs about ourselves that can impact our daily lives profoundly. This is what we refer to as low self-esteem. As a counsellor specialising in working with the inner critic, I am passionate about helping individuals transform these beliefs and cultivate a healthier relationship with themselves, leading to improved self-esteem.

Understanding Low Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem is a long-term feeling of unworthiness or a lack of belief in one's abilities. People with low self-esteem often harbour negative views about themselves and their worth. They may feel inadequate, unlovable, and incompetent. These feelings can permeate every

aspect of their life, influencing their relationships, careers, and overall well-being.

The 'Inner Critic' and Low Self-Esteem

At the heart of low self-esteem often lies a formidable adversary – the 'inner critic'. This voice in our head constantly criticises, belittles, and undermines us. It's the voice that tells us we're not good enough, that we won't succeed or that others are better than us. Over time, the messages from this inner critic can shape our self-perception and contribute significantly to low self-esteem.

How Counselling Can Help

Counselling is a powerful tool to address low self-esteem. Through counselling, individuals can explore their feelings of unworthiness in a safe, supportive environment. They can understand the roots of their low self-esteem, whether it stems from early life experiences, trauma, or a series of setbacks and disappointments.

As a counsellor, I guide you through this introspective journey, helping you recognise, understand, and challenge your inner critic. This process involves learning to identify when your inner critic speaks, understanding the patterns and triggers, and developing strategies to counteract this critical voice.

Specialising in Working with the Inner Critic

I specialise in helping clients transform their relationships with their inner critic. This doesn't mean silencing this voice entirely – as it's a part of us – but instead changing the narrative it spins. The goal is to shift this relationship from antagonism to understanding, from self-judgement to self-compassion.

Through various therapeutic techniques, we work together to replace the harsh, critical voice with a kinder, more compassionate one. This new voice is supportive and understanding, encouraging you to recognise your worth and abilities.

Developing a Kinder Relationship with Yourself

Cultivating a kinder relationship with yourself is a fundamental step towards improving self-esteem. This involves recognising your strengths, accepting your flaws, and understanding that it's okay to be imperfect. It's about learning to treat yourself with the same kindness, empathy, and knowledge that you would extend to a dear friend.

As your counsellor, I can help you develop this kinder self-view. Together, we'll create a space where you can explore your feelings without judgment, learn to forgive yourself and start treating yourself with the compassion you deserve.

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