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Confidence and Self Esteem

People who have low self esteem or lack in confidence may have experienced this for a number of years; the beliefs can be deep rooted. The origins of low self esteem may come from negative life events, emotional or physical or sexual abuse, discrimination, trauma in childhood, unhelpful/negative thinking.... the reasons are many and varied. 

The relationship between low self esteem and mental health has been considered for a number of years. Low self esteem is not categorised as a mental health disorder, however it can have an impact on your health and is closely linked with anxiety, depression and a number of personality disorders. states that our self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves. If you have low self-esteem you may feel:

  • Like you hate or dislike yourself

  • Worthless or not good enough

  • Unable to make decisions or assert yourself

  • Like no one likes you

  • You blame yourself for things that aren't your fault

  • Guilt for spending time or money on yourself

  • Unable to recognise your strengths

  • Undeserving of happiness

  • Low in confidence.

Having low self esteem or low confidence will also impact your daily life:

  • ​You may struggle with relationships (find it hard to make friends)

  • You may struggle with your work (education or employment)

  • It may limit you in what you believe you deserve or can achieve (limiting beliefs)

  • It may bring on bouts of anxiety, anger or depression


There are many things you can do to help yourself and I have lots of free resources that will give you some tips on what to do.  

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