Tag: low self esteem

Is Your Skin Affecting Your Self-Esteem?

Is Your Skin Affecting Your Self-Esteem?

Skin issues can affect our confidence and our self-esteem

The ‘back up’ boyfriend phenomenon

The ‘back up’ boyfriend phenomenon

I have worked as a counsellor for many years, and as a result I often observe patterns of behaviour. One such pattern I have noticed is the fact that many single women have a “back up boyfriend”. This back-up boyfriend is firmly in the friend…

Psychology Behind Social Media — Posting to Feed One’s Ego?

Psychology Behind Social Media — Posting to Feed One’s Ego?

Psychology Behind Social Media  Social media. We all know what they are. We all use them. But do we know how they actually work? Are we influencing social media, or are they influencing us? The following article deals with the psychology behind our posts, likes,…

What wearing designer clothes says about you

What wearing designer clothes says about you

Psychologists read into everything… yes unfortunately I can’t turn it off. I am constantly analysing people’s behaviour hoping to spot trends and patterns. Designer clothes are no exception. I got to know a lot about my clients when I first met them just by looking…

How to Be Confident When Dating

How to Be Confident When Dating

No matter how many dates you go on, or how many people you go out with, dating remains a mystery that’s difficult to crack for most people. Whether you’re just looking to have fun at a casual social outing or if you’re searching for your soulmate,…

When you don’t feel good enough

When you don’t feel good enough

It’s no big surprise that low self esteem and low confidence is increasing. When you don’t feel good enough, it can threaten opportunities and leave you feeling you can’t do anything right. Perfectionism and body images go hand in hand and we are bombarded with…

How to manage social anxiety

How to manage social anxiety

Anyone who suffers with social anxiety (SA) will recognise some or all of these unpleasant symptoms; being highly anxious ahead of a social engagement, a racing heart, sweaty hands, nausea and an upset tummy, not to mention confused thinking. SA is NOT feeling a light flutter…

What to do when you don’t like yourself

What to do when you don’t like yourself

I’m a big contender in the self hatred stakes. So what do you do when you don’t like yourself? I think my feelings of self loathing originated in my childhood. My parents were very critical of me and there were rarely any kind words. This…

How to handle fickle people

How to handle fickle people

Unfortunately, the population of fickle people is growing. This is partly due to social media and online dating, to name a few. People are becoming commoditised, objects that can easily be replaced. Online dating especially, gives a person the impression that there are loads of…

Perfectionism and low self esteem

Perfectionism and low self esteem

There is often a correlation between perfectionism and low self esteem. Perfectionists base their self worth upon their level of achievement. If they aren’t successul and achieving, they feel worthless. How sad is that? They find the concept of seeing themselves as worthy just be…

The sex god or the safe one?

The sex god or the safe one?

For some reason, I have had many female clients (and I include myself in this) who have had a hard time deciding who to start a relationship with. Should they choose the safe reliable guy or go for the bad boy who is great in…

Overcoming Low Self Esteem

Overcoming Low Self Esteem

  Try these questions to help you focus on your strengths and good points. It makes sense to focus on the good and minimise the bad. Get a pen and paper ready and write the answers down.   1) What do you like about yourself,…