All About Self Confidence and How to improve it with Psychological Therapy & Counselling


What is Self Confidence?

Having Self Confidence is how we describe a person who believes in themselves and their abilities to succeed in life and to cope with day-to-day challenges.

People with high self confidence tend to have certain characteristics associated with them such as the ability to be:

  • Successful in their chosen career.
  • Highly sociable.
  • Popular with others.
  • Unruffled by problems.
  • Un-phased by illnesses.
  • Relaxed.

Most of us will experience low self confidence at some point in our lives and this is a perfectly normal experience.

However, there are some people whose entire lives seem to be experienced with these feelings, often expressed as feeling “not good enough” and for them, life can be challenging on a daily basis.


It could be, for example, that they do not feel good enough to mix with people and so become socially withdrawn, or perhaps the idea of going for a job interview seems so pointless as they already “know” that they aren’t good enough for the job and so what’s the point in attending.

People who lack self confidence and suffer from low self-esteem have been shown to also suffer from a high degree of social anxiety and in fact, there is a known correlation between low self-esteem (not confident about your own abilities) and high social phobia. (The degree to which you feel judged by other people).

The more social anxiety you suffer, the more low self confidence you experience whilst conversely, the more confident you feel the lower your social anxiety.

low self confidence sufferer in therapy session

Therapy & Counselling for Self Confidence

We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for Self Confidence and confidence-related problems.

Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:

  • How long you have had the problem.
  • Your personal preferences.
  • How your problem is affecting you today.

You can read more about the different types of therapy for Self Confidence on the following links:

Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.

Research suggests that this therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.

Free initial consultations for self confidence problems

Arrange your FREE initial consultation here.

If you’d like to find out more about overcoming self confidence issues or recovering from any of your mental health problems then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.

During this consultation we will discuss your particular issues and the different types of mental health counselling we offer without you having to commit to any counselling going forward.

The consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet with either Paul or Joan and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.


Applied Psychology Solutions

If you’d like to learn how to overcome your self confidence problems but dislike the idea of having “therapy”, then why not learn how to change the way you make sense of your experiences with the CORE Programme.

If you believe that your problems are the result of what has happened to you and not because there is something wrong with you, then this is the solution you’ve been looking for.

How About Hypnotherapy?

There are numerous ways to overcome and cope with mental health problems and Hypnotherapy is an increasingly popular approach.

If you’d like to find out more about Hypnotherapy for Self Confidence then click here to visit our sister website Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy.

Not Ready to Commit to Therapy Quite Yet?

Then why not see if you can solve your own problems using our comprehensive, Online Self-Help CBT course.


Written especially for people who prefer not to engage with a therapist before doing everything they can to overcome their problems.

Mirroring our in-house course of CBT, it contains everything that you need to know to tackle mental health challenges for only £149.

Counselling Locations

We offer counselling for self confidence problems for people living in:

  • Wombourne
  • Wolverhampton
  • West Midlands
  • Shropshire
  • South Staffordshire
  • Telford
  • Shrewsbury

You can also access our services around the World using online therapy with Paul.