Counselling and Treatment for Low Self Esteem

A quick introduction to low self-esteem

Low self-esteem can have a huge impact on your life, making you feel unhappy, distracted and anxious. But it is treatable, using our three-step process:

  • Get the right diagnosis and a holistic self-esteem treatment plan tailored to you
  • Receive counselling for low self esteem or cognitive behavioural therapy to help manage the symptoms of low self-esteem
  • Enjoy improved confidence, relationships, social life and career trajectory while feeling happy and confident with your newfound self-worth

We don’t just work with you to treat the symptoms; our holistic approach means you’ll have all the tools you need to manage your symptoms of low self-esteem and come through the other side with a new sense of purpose.

What is low self-esteem?

Self-esteem is the ability to value and love yourself, and so low self-esteem is the opposite. This “valuing” of oneself is not limited to our beliefs or opinions — it can also include our appearance, our rights and our needs.

How is low self-esteem treated?

At Psymplicity, we adopt a holistic approach that puts your wellbeing first. We practise cognitive behavioural therapy for self-esteem among various other treatments, depending on the patient’s situation. We’ll develop a tailored plan that takes your circumstances, medical history and any underlying conditions into account.

What are the symptoms of low self-esteem?

Most people who suffer from low self-esteem have a generally negative outlook on life. Other symptoms may include feeling unloved, being unable to trust others or having a perfectionist attitude. It’s also common for low self-esteem to co-exist with feelings of guilt, anxiety and depression. 

Meet our low self-esteem treatment specialists

Our low self-esteem specialists have decades of combined experience in diagnosing and treating this illness and have practised in leading institutions in the UK and beyond. Our experts are dedicated to keeping up to date with all the latest developments in psychiatry to deliver the best care for you — because we know that the right treatment combination can be truly transformative.

What is low self-esteem?

Having low self-esteem means struggling to see yourself as valuable or deserving of love. It often coincides with other mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders, and can present itself in both young people and adults. People who suffer low self-esteem often have negative thoughts, find it difficult to interact with or relate to others, and can be highly dependent on others and afraid to make their own decisions. 

There is no singular cause of low self-esteem, but a difficult and traumatic childhood or problems in one’s adult life can be contributing factors. For example, a child dealing with bullies at school may begin to feel anxious around others, worthless or cut off from social groups. Similarly, a child with undiagnosed learning difficulties or who looks different to their peers may feel they do not “fit in” with others around them, which can have long-lasting repercussions and lead them to feel they do not fit in anywhere. 

In adults, low self-esteem can develop as a result of other conditions or circumstances, including domestic violence. In cases of domestic violence, an individual suffering emotional abuse may be constantly torn down and made to feel worthless as well as dependent on their abuser. As such, feelings of guilt, anger, fear and anxiety often surround those with low self-esteem, and it can create a barrier that is difficult to break through.

In cases of domestic violence, an individual suffering emotional abuse may be constantly torn down and made to feel worthless as well as dependent on their abuser. As such, feelings of guilt, anger, fear and anxiety often surround those with low self-esteem, and it can create a barrier that is difficult to break through.

It is common for those with low self-esteem to let these emotions spiral out of control, which can sometimes develop into dangerous mental health conditions such as depression and self-harm. It is important for us to be able to recognise even the mildest symptom of low self-esteem to ensure patients are given the right treatment that sets them on a path to recovery as soon as possible. 

What are the symptoms of low self-esteem?

There are various symptoms of low self-esteem, but they can be difficult to notice, especially as some individuals may disguise their emotions. If you have low self-esteem, you may have become so used to feeling this way that you do not even know that you might benefit from support.

Do you:

Of course, this is not an exhaustive list of all the symptoms of low self-esteem. The condition can present itself in a number of ways depending on the person and their situation and history. The important thing to remember is that seeking help is never something to be ashamed of — it is the first step as you work towards valuing yourself as others do.

The Psymplicity approach to treating low self-esteem

At Psymplicity, we adopt an integrated approach to low self-esteem treatment. In some cases, your tailored treatment plan may involve advanced treatments such as psychiatric therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Low self-esteem treatment shouldn’t be yet another distraction or cause of stress, which is why we aim to treat every patient in a way that works with your life, not disrupts it further. Our expert team of psychiatrists will study every aspect of your case to formulate a suitable treatment plan. 

Key to this is understanding the impact the condition has on your life while considering your medical history and any underlying mental and physical health issues, which eliminates these as potential causes of symptoms and allows us to deliver an accurate diagnosis and the best course of treatment.


Your low self-esteem treatment plan

Following our in-depth assessment and subsequent self-esteem diagnosis, you’ll benefit from a personalised and balanced treatment approach that prioritises helping you understand and manage your symptoms while reducing the impact of the condition on your life.

Step One

To ensure a perfectly tailored treatment plan, we begin with a professional self-esteem diagnosis and produce a personalised assessment report.

Step Two

Our experts will evaluate your needs and create a bespoke treatment plan that suits you. We have a deep-rooted understanding of the specific benefits of each method of therapy, which we’ll talk you through during your appointment. 

Step Three

Patients suffering from low self-esteem need continued care and support, which is why we recommend follow-up appointments to review progress, discuss any concerns and adapt treatment as we walk with you on your path to recovery.

Meet our specialists in low self-esteem diagnosis and treatment

Our self-esteem specialists are among the best in their field, having successfully treated the symptoms of this condition for decades. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and that to provide the transformation so many of our clients enjoy requires a bespoke, holistic plan — one we’re confident you won’t find anywhere else.

Discover the different types of treatments available, including psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy for low self-esteem, top tips for preventing damaging behaviours and lots more in the self-esteem section of our blog.

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Empowering Self-Help Resources

Psymplicity provides patients with access to a wealth of self-help resources, including articles and guided exercises, to support their journey.