Talking about self-confidence
Having self-confidence is about trusting your own judgment and feeling comfortable with your abilities and decisions. Self-confidence enables you to realise your full potential and be the person you want to be in a way that feels secure and safe so that you and others know what to expect of you. Being confident in yourself is important, as it can benefit your work, social life and relationships. Confidence can affect the ways in which you present yourself to the world (e.g. body language, behaviour, how you speak or how you react in situations) and how you relate to other people. Those with low self-confidence may feel that they are unsuccessful, a failure, shy and uncomfortable, useless, worthless and inferior. There may be some areas of your life where you feel confident and others where you do not. For example, you may feel confident in small groups of friends, but less confident in large groups. It is important to assess and understand your strengths, and challenge areas where you feel less confident, as its always possible to work on areas that you identify as obstructing your route to greater self-confidence.
How can Clear Counselling help?
People with low self-confidence often have negative thoughts about themselves and their abilities, resulting in frequent feelings of disappointment, sadness and bitterness. Counselling can offer a safe space to explore areas of low self-confidence so that you and your therapist can work through these issues, and together consider ways in which changes can be made moving forward.