Low-Self Esteem

Close-up crop of woman at a table with coffee and notepad with colour swatches - low self esteem- Bolton CBT Emma Yarwood

People with Low-Self Esteem tend to have negative core beliefs about themselves; They may feel worthless and undeserving, not only disliking themselves but feel that they are unliked  by others also. They find it difficult to accept that they possess any qualities or strengths and often blame themselves for things that are not their fault.

With use of cognitive restructuring, CBT helps to recognise negative thoughts, acknowledge distorted thinking such as labelling e.g  “I’m a failure”,  and then replace these thoughts and perceptions with more helpful and realistic ones.

Emma Yarwood