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Carole Stilwell
Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy
Certified Transactional Analyst
Accredited member of BACP
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Supervision
UKCP Registered

Low Self Esteem in East Sussex

Characteristics of Low Self Esteem in East Sussex

Individuals that I see in East Sussex with low self-esteem usually find it difficult to answer "yes" to questions such as "do I like myself?", "do I feel I deserve to be loved?", "do I think I'm a good person?" and "do I deserve to be happy?".

Common signs of low self-esteem include feeling tired a lot of the time and having little motivation to get things done, feeling bored with life and feeling you don't have much to look forward to, thinking a lot about yourself and wishing your life was better, thinking negatively about your abilities and possible opportunities, feeling like a failure or feeling hopeless and depressed.

How does childhood experience affect self-esteem?

Children tend not to have much power in their families and within our society, and therefore may be subject to many common experiences that can undermine their self-esteem. These include, in particular, violence, loss and neglect.

Some children may talk about their experiences at the time to friends, relatives, school teachers or counsellors. Other individuals I meet in East Sussex often have never talked about their experience before talking with me.

Treatment of Low Self-Esteem in East Sussex

Even if we had to bury a childhood hurt, such as neglect or violence, at the time, we can still find healing for it in adult life. The basic process is the same: to find a way of telling your story, to make sense of it, to be comforted, and to make new decisions about yourself.

An obvious way to do this is through therapy or counselling in East Sussex. Through telling your story you can gain personal insight and a different view of yourself.
"I believe that everyone deserves and can achieve happiness in their lives"

Counselling and psychotherapy helps people with a wide variety of problems, including:

Anxiety and stress
Bereavement and Loss
Low Self Esteem
Childhood Issues
Relationship Problems
Sexual Problems
Eating Disorders
Relationship Breakup/Divorce
Personal Development