The most important relationship you have is with yourself. A healthy respect for oneself leads to making more positive choices in all areas of life. However many people do not spend much time fostering a positive self-esteem. This can lead to poor choices in relationships and behaviour that do not match your long term goals and aspirations for yourself. Counselling can help to develop a healthy relationship with yourself.
Psychologists and counsellors at New Vision Psychology frequently identify ‘low self-esteem’ (or variations of the term such as low confidence, low self-regard) as a barrier in client’s lives. Frequently, clients are not even aware that ‘low self-esteem’ is a factor in their lives. This is because it is not always obvious. Clients can still feel and appear confident in many areas of their lives, but lack self-esteem in other areas.
This hidden ‘low self-esteem’ can frequently derail people from moving forward with their relationships or in the workplace, impede people from making good choices for themselves and stop people from planning and being hopeful for their future. Low self-esteem can keep clients feeling ‘stuck’ in their situation, repeating behaviours that are unhelpful and maintaining situations/relationships that are not healthy.
New Vision Psychology works with clients to raise awareness of their self-esteem, and take action such that self-esteem issues no longer acts as a barrier for their future goals.
Bullying and Harassment
There is a growing awareness of how common workplace bullying and harassment is experienced. There is also a growing understanding of the devastating impact this can have on a victim. Impacts on victims include loss of self-esteem, self-doubt, loss of sleep, loss of motivation, increased agitation, feelings of being trapped and more.
Our counsellors have extensive experience working in counselling, using a wide range of evidence-based frameworks and therapeutic methods. A key principle of our therapy is to work collaboratively with clients to meet their individual needs. This is by working with the therapeutic method that best works for the individual client.
Some of these methods include, but are not restricted to:
- Client centred approach
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Relaxation strategies
- Interpersonal Therapies
- Solutions-Focused Therapies
- Psycho-dynamic approaches