Low Self Esteem and Performance Anxiety

Low Self Esteem - No-one is competent in everything they are doing, and all of us were beginners at one time.  However, persistently low self-esteem, and the connected negative thoughts and feelings of anxiety and low mood, can get the better of us.  This prevents us from learning effectively from our experiences.


Performance anxiety - In situations when our performance is judged, such as in a job interview, playing or acting on stage, all of us get a bit flustered and nervous. Often, the adrenalin rush of these situations can help us to be vigilant and perform better. If however, anxiety (and connected, self-judgmental thoughts) take over, our attention can drift from the task at hand. This can cause us not to perform our best.

In CBT we use model which is adjusted to your own background and links past experience with current negative thoughts and emotions and unhelpful behaviours to enable you to reach your full potential.

Dr TOM G WERNER  Psychiatrist & CBT-Therapist