Causes of low confidence.
Many factors can influence the level of confidence and self-esteem we feel. These range from genetic/biological factors, our experiences throughout our lives, and also cover situations that may currently be triggering low confidence or low self-esteem. Work in therapy may include an exploration of all of these things to understand what is really going on.
In therapy we work in a number of ways to improve confidence levels. This might well include focusing on identifying and addressing negative, self-defeating thoughts and reshaping these into realistic and positive thoughts that improve confidence. Equally we can work in ways to identify the root causes of unhelpful belief patterns that may operate ‘under the surface’, and once we understand their origins we can begin to make fundamental changes. Treatment may also involve building on your existing strengths (of which there are likely to be many more than you perhaps feel!) We might also work in practical ways, rehearsing or practising confident body language, authentic speech and compassionate and assertive attitudes.
Whether you are an executive in need of extra confidence for professional challenges, or whether you'd like to address persistent levels of low confidence in your life, therapy can help.