Foggy Pier

Low Confidence &
Self-Esteem

What is the difference between low self-confidence and low self-esteem?

Self Confidence can be described as the ability to trust in yourself and your ability to be able to engage with others successfully.

Self-confident people are ready to take on new challenges, deal with difficult situations and take responsibility for the outcomes of those decisions even if they turn out to be wrong.

Self-confidence grows with success. Every successful experience helps to build our sense of confidence, and it is possible to be highly confident in different areas of our lives, for instance, someone may be confident at writing but unconfident when it comes to public speaking.

We work with our clients to improve their levels of self-confidence so that they can take on new challenges and deal with less favourable situations. We also work to improve confidence in specific areas where people feel insecure i.e. public speaking, taking exams

Self-esteem

Self-esteem can be described as how we value ourselves. What do we see as our level of self-worth and it is this which then goes on to determine how we think, feel, and act. It reflects and determines our relation to ourselves, to others, and to the world.

People who have healthy self-esteem find it easy to treat themselves with respect, take care of their health and their internal and external environments. They are open to new experiences and can engage in meaningful relationships and can forgive themselves and others if mistakes are made.

People with low self-esteem find it very difficult to establish close personal relationships; they can be vulnerable to becoming reliant on external props for support such as alcohol, drugs or sex. We have seen this with certain celebrities who may be able to perform in front of others but go on to damage themselves using drugs.

We help our clients understand their experiences and work with them to make sure they can become independent, self-reliant individuals who can begin to interpret their experiences in a more positive way.

Helping Hand
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Working with you was such a great experience. It was great to try a different way of helping my anxiety and I found our sessions really useful. I still listen to the recordings to this day when I’m feeling anxious and found that working with you really helped me be able to calm myself when I’m struggling. 

- Client feedback, struggling with anxiety