Low self-esteem

What is low self-esteem?

People who experience low self-esteem lack confidence in themselves as a person, believing that they are not good enough or not ‘worthwhile’. This is something that they have thought about themselves for a long time rather than being as a result of a recent difficult life event. They typically feel anxious about what other people will think of them or criticise themselves when they perceive that they have made a mistake.

What do we offer in our service to help with this?

People who report having low self-esteem or a lack of self-confidence are normally offered our Improving self-confidence group. This helps people to challenge their anxious and self-critical thoughts and to build up a more positive view of themselves.

You can find links to self-help leaflets and books on self-esteem and self-confidence on our Resources page.