Everybody experiences moments of self-doubt or thinks negatively about themselves from time to time. Low self-esteem means that you have a low view of yourself as a whole. You may refer to yourself as a “loser”, a “fraud”, or “imposter”, or see yourself as weak, stupid, or a failure. When you view yourself in this way low self-esteem can affect many, if not all, areas of your life. Often low self-esteem is associated with a lack of confidence and may lead to anxiety, shame, or depression. There may be many things you want to do in life, but your low self-esteem may get in the way. People with low self-esteem tend to cope in a variety of ways, such as putting in excessive effort to avoid a fear of not doing well, or avoiding performance tasks altogether. Low self-esteem can affect personal relationships, as you may be very sensitive and perceive any disagreement as severe criticism. Psychology can help you to understand how your low self-esteem developed and support you to feel better about yourself. Our psychologists are skilled in supporting people to develop a healthy self-esteem through self-compassion.. We can help you gain the self-belief and confidence to live the life you have always wanted.