Self-esteem

Self-esteem refers to the way we think, feel and value ourselves as a person. Low self-esteem is having a generally negative overall opinion of yourself, judging and evaluating yourself harshly. Symptoms of Low self-esteem can include: being highly critical of yourself or your actions/ abilities; having high self doubt or only seeing yourself to blame […]

OCD

An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or impulse which repeatedly enters the person’s mind, and causes an uncomfortable feeling of anxiety, fear and/or disgust. A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that someone feels they need to carry out to try and reduce the unpleasant feelings that were triggered off […]

Maintaining a healthy body image

Appearance plays an important part in our self-worth. How you see yourself, and who you think you are, develop from a very young age, and is particularly sensitive in adolescence when you begin to build an identity. We base a large proportion of our self-worth on our appearance. If we are dissatisfied with how we […]

Anger and frustration

Anger can be caused by many different things. It can be due to feeling upset, sad, low, stressed, tired, hungry or pain. It can also be due to feeling undervalued, misunderstood, threatened or out of control. Anger can be caused by external factors that are out of our control (e.g. inconsiderate driving), or internal factors […]