Counselling for Self-Esteem in Leeds

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Self-esteem is the evaluation we have of ourselves - who we are as a person, what we are good at and what we can achieve.  Low self-esteem can make it difficult to feel able to engage with things that could bring happiness.


The therapy I offer can provide a valuable opportunity to reflect on how this evaluation has formed, how it is being applied in everyday life and past experiences that may challenge low self-esteem.


Throughout my career, I have worked within frontline mental health services supporting people with low self-esteem to bring positive changes to their lives such as:


  • Working 1-1 with a caseload of clients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties to recognise their strengths and participate in new activities to build upon these and gain confidence.

  • Establishing and facilitating a monthly cultural programme for migrants and refugees to gain confidence to integrate within British society.

  • Supporting clients who have been out of work for over a year due to mental health difficulties to recognise and effectively communicate their experience and abilities to regain meaningful employment.


I have worked with many clients within my counselling practice who have felt their low self-esteem is holding them back. This experience further helps me to offer therapeutic support for the range of issues low self-esteem can bring such as:


  • Withdrawing from social contact because it feels too difficult and that there is nothing valuable to offer.

  • Being dissatisfied with work and believing change isn’t possible.

  • Struggling to make new friends or find a partner.

  • Engaging with less helpful ways of coping such as drinking, smoking or binge eating.

  • Feeling unfulfilled with daily life and disempowered to make positive changes. 


If you believe that you may have low self-esteem and would like to access counselling, please get in touch for a free telephone consultation.