WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE HAS LOW SELF CONFIDENCE?
There are many ways in which low self-confidence can be exhibited in someone.
They may be unable to assert themselves to others, they may not believe that their point of view is worthwhile, they may even believe that the world is against them.
These negative self-beliefs may lead to emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, hurt, guilt, jealousy, envy or shame.
HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP BOOST CONFIDENCE?
When working with someone to build up their self-confidence I would begin by helping them to recognise their patterns of irrational thoughts.
Once recognised, they can be challenged by looking at what evidence there is to support these views and alternative ways of thinking can be explored.
There may be underlying traumatic childhood experiences which can also be explored once the individual has started to regain control of their thoughts.