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Self Esteem & Confidence

The concepts of self-confidence and self-esteem are frequently mixed up. Confidence is a measure of confidence in one's performance. It includes both thoughts and feelings and affects how we interpret others and communicate with the world. Whereas the ability to do this for yourself is self-esteem- to love, respect and appreciate yourself. You should check out the signs and facts below and find counselling for low self-esteem if you have such signs.

Self Esteem & Confidence

Facts To Know!!

  • Confident people feel free to express their successes and their failures publicly.
  • Over time, low self-esteem can lead to depression, according to a study by researchers at the University of Basel.
  • Childhood abuse raises the risk of low self-esteem.
  • You cannot have confidence without self-love.
  • Self-esteem is a state of mind, and it can be changed.

Self Esteem & Confidence

Watch short video introduction on what Self Esteem & Confidence looks like.

What causes Self Esteem & Confidence?

  • Stressful life event or situation such as divorce or transition phase.

  • Lack of praise, love and support from family/parents

  • Living in a circle of friends and family where certain members face discrimination.

  • Setting unrealistic goals at school/college/organisation.



Negative and pessimistic self-talk

Social Anxiety

Keep comparing

Low self-esteem

Feelings of helplessness

Missing assertiveness

Symptoms of Self Esteem & Confidence?


  • Counselling can help to gain a sense of the underlying cause of low confidence and its impact.

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy to acknowledge negative thoughts and behaviours encountered by a person due to low self-esteem/confidence.

  • Acceptance and commitment counselling encourage you not to escape anxiety, concern, or uncertainty since negative emotions are only a natural part of life.

  • Practising mindfulness can increase confidence and build self-esteem.

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