Understanding Self-Esteem

Get started
5 sessions
Total course length: 82 mins

Start this course today and take the first step to feeling better.

Get started

The term self-esteem is used to describe the beliefs we hold about ourselves. When we start to think critically about ourselves, doubting our abilities and self-worth, these beliefs can start to negatively impact on our lives and in turn cause feelings of low self-esteem. Feelings of low self-esteem bring a range of negative emotions including sadness, anxiety, shame, as well as a number of physical symptoms such as tiredness, tension, nausea and heart palpitations.

Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods and techniques, we will help you to identify and challenge some of the unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that often develop as a result of low self-esteem. We will explore techniques to build your self-esteem through developing assertiveness skills, identifying and accepting your positive qualities and challenging negative beliefs about yourself. This might feel like an impossible task, but there are a lot of different techniques you can try to help you and these will be covered throughout the sessions.

We understand that whilst taking part in these sessions people may require answers to questions that they have, to assist with their learning. If this relates to you please feel free to email us at epunft.questions.therapyforyou@nhs.net, ensuring that the title of your chosen course is in the subject box and letting us know your name and date of birth. We will then ensure a member of the Therapy For You team answers your query within two working days.

This course is suitable if you are or are suffering from:

  • Low/depressed
  • Lacking in confidence
  • Stress
  • Low mood after childbirth
  • Worry/anxiety/panic

Course therapist:

Therapist: Laura


Hi, I’m Laura. I’m a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I provide one to one therapy with Therapy For You.

Course sessions - Total course length: 82 mins

  • Introduction and Treatment 1 Thoughts (Identifying)

    29 mins

  • Treatment 2 Thoughts (Challenging) and Treatment 3 Positive Data Log

    18 mins

  • Treatment 4 Activity Scheduling and Treatment 5 Assertive Communication

    20 mins

  • Treatment 6 Changing Rules for Living

    10 mins

  • Relapse Prevention

    5 mins

Back to online courses

Close x

You must be 18 years or over

Sorry you do not meet our criteria

If you are under 18 years old you are unable to register for an online account with Therapy For You.

Close x

You must be 16 years or over

Sorry you do not meet our criteria

If you are under 16 years old you are unable to register for an online account with Therapy For You.

Crisis link

Covid-19 Update

In light of government guidance changing on 19th July relating to the COVID 19 pandemic, the NHS has been advised that it will still need to operate in a manner which adheres to the hands, face, space message.

Therefore we are still unable to offer face to face appointments at this time but will continue to offer sessions via video conferencing, telephony and online text type – click here to find out more.