Low self-confidence and poor self-esteem

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We live in a strange world. Many people function brilliantly as nurses, surgeons, plumbers, artists, mothers, fathers, teachers. Yet they lack self-confidence. In a secret place inside they feel terrible about themselves; weak, unattractive, vulnerable. They fear their achievements are fraudulent. Even with people they love, they hide their innermost selves out of crushing shame, a feeling that “if you only knew me, you could never, ever love me.”

If you are reading this page I assume you’ve made the first, key step. It’s one that so many people with low self-esteem never make. You’ve realised “It doesn’t have to be like this.” Indeed it does not. You can gain, or re-gain, your self-confidence and self-esteem. My combination of hypnosis, solution-oriented psychotherapy and other therapies has helped very many people to do so.

There are numerous websites offering hypnotherapy for low self-confidence in Bristol. Therapy research proves that a key factor is the relationship you have with the therapist. So you are very welcome to meet me, in Bristol, for a free half-hour initial meeting.

I want to advertise honestly and to offer “hope without hype.” Every week I see people making life-changing breakthroughs from longstanding low self-confidence after a handful of counselling sessions. And, other people take longer. A seed doesn’t take long to germinate,. But then each seed flowers in its own time. Some forms of counselling or are indeed more effective than others.  But no therapy can change the basic fact that some things happen quickly, some things take time.

But it is possible to step into self-esteem because deep inside you, that capable, attractive, confident you is there already. Nothing in us is ever destroyed by criticism, failure or lack of love either as children or as adults. It is only buried. I am skillful and intuitive in helping people to find that lost or forgotten feeling of “I’m great” or “I can do it” or “I’m lovable even if I…”

Don’t worry if it feels impossible for you to reverse low self-worth and feel self-confident. Of course it feels impossible – that’s exactly what I help you with.

I use four main treatment methods. Solution-oriented therapy, hypnosis, meditative awareness (“mindfuless”) and a wide variety of emotional healing therapies. They are described in the links in my Consumer Guide to Types of Psychotherapy.

Life can change and you can gain, or re-gain, your self-confidence and self-esteem. To make an appointment in Bristol for hypnotherapy and other treatments for self-confidence, or find out how I can help you, just give me a ring.  I’m happy to answer questions or arrange, in Bristol only, a free, no-obligation half-hour initial meeting. My combination of hypnosis and psychotherapy is warm, human, respectful, and very effective. Andrew White 0845-3510604 / 0117-955-0490.

  • A self-esteem test - How much do you like yourself? Take this test, the Rosenberg self-esteem scale, and find out.
  • A consumer’s guide to types of psychotherapy - Here's an overview of a good many of commonly known types of therapy, evaluated in the light of my own experience of what works and what supports love, life, laughter and learning.

What my clients say

You are really, really a very kind person. Thank you for your effort and advice in helping me!

I was never convinced counselling would work. But your approach and your ability to use different methods to suit individual needs has truly changed me on a deep level.

The very first session I had with him was so helpful and powerful that I recommended him to two other people straightaway.

Andrew works gently and safely and I felt held in a safe space throughout the session.

I have made some major breakthroughs in sessions with you.

I was blown away by your insightful and transformative approach.

A different approach from other therapists I have seen before, so that I have finally solved my problem.

More happened in the first session I had with you than in 4 or 5 sessions with a counsellor.

[Your hypnosis] was remarkably effective and entirely different and tailor-made for my individual needs and experiences. Thank you!!!

Although counselling was new territory for me, it was invaluable and worth every penny.

Had a massive effect on my relationship. Learned loads of really good stuff – surpassed my expectations.

Andrew is one of the best therapists I have ever worked with. If you want to make a breakthrough with an issue in your life or relationship, I highly recommend…

I have made some incredible progress and I am now in an intimate and happy relationship thanks to your help.