How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a person with valuable skills and qualities, who deserves, love and success? Or are you own fiercest critic? How does that impact on your sense of self-worth?

Building your self-confidence will help you to become a braver, more resilient person who can set and achieve goals and enjoy more fulfilling relationships in all aspects of your life.

Have you endured criticism from a colleague or family member, or suffered a setback such as redundancy? Are you allowing negative thoughts to hold you back? These deep-seated feelings can mean you feel unable to move on or make changes, which can lead to anxiety and depression. But understanding what is at the heart of your darkest thoughts is the most direct route to regaining your self-esteem.

A course of therapy can help you to make the changes you need to increase your self-awareness. Psychological help may well be the kindest gift you can give to the person you should love the most – yourself.