Lack of Confidence
Persistent negative thinking can create a vicious cycle and can lead you to avoid taking on all kinds of activities and tasks because you fear failure. This can sometimes lead to a catch 22 situation as cutting yourself off from life’s challenges can leave you feeling even more hopeless and unhappy.
If you are experiencing exhaustion, lack of motivation, feelings of failure, or thinking negatively about your abilities or thinking ‘everybody else’ copes well with life or is more confident than you, then you are probably suffering from low self-esteem or self-confidence and you may benefit from help you to help get you back on track.
Counselling can help you explore how your low self-confidence may have evolved from your earlier childhood experiences or more recent events, as well as reviewing how your day-to-day life is being affected and how you would like things to change. CBT can help improve your self-esteem by helping you recognise the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, based on the theory that it is not what we experience but how we interpret events that determine how we feel.
By changing our negative interpretations of ourselves, we can change how we feel and improve our self-esteem at the same time.