Robin Altwarg: Counselling in London
Fresh Insight Counselling London

Robin Altwarg BSc (Hons) MSc MBPsS MBACP (Accred)

Confidential, professional counsellor and psychotherapist in London

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My practice: counselling, therapy in London
Individual and couples counselling
Counselling via Skype
Counselling: Corporate clients

Professional counselling service available from a practice in the City of London

Low self esteem counselling in London
Self-esteem refers to an individual's evaluation of their worth. People with low self-esteem have negative beliefs about the kind of the person they are.

Low self-esteem can lead to problems such as:

  • depression
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • substance abuse
  • perfectionism
  • poor body image
  • self-hate
  • feeling worthless
  • oversensitivity
  • anger
  • people pleasing
  • lack of assertiveness

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be an effective way to make sense of and treat low self-esteem. As a result of life experiences each of us develops core beliefs about ourselves. When these beliefs are excessively negative, e.g. "I'm not good enough", "I'm unlovable", "I'm worthless", "I'm a failure", then low self-esteem is the consequence. People develop rigid rules to cope for these negative beliefs, such as "I must control everything in my life in order to relax", "I must be liked by everyone in order to feel worthwhile", "I must succeed at everything to avoid feeling like a failure". These rules are so excessive and rigid that they are impossible to maintain. When the rules are broken the individual is back feeling the negative core beliefs.

Treatment starts with goal setting and an individualised plan to make sense of what factors are maintaining the problem. Next the client learns how to change the maintaining thoughts, beliefs and behaviours. The client learns how to create more flexible and realistic rules for living. Negative core beliefs are challenged and adapted to help clients become more self-accepting. Throughout the focus is on helping people identify, appreciate and utilise their inner strengths and qualities.

Robin Altwarg BSc (Hons) MSc MBACP MBPsS

My expertise lies in the areas of: anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, stress and low self-esteem.

Concerns and issues
I deal with:

Adjusting to changes in your life
Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Binge drinking
Bisexual issues
Body image
Borderline Personality Disorder
Compulsive lying
Couples counselling
Dependent Personality Disorder
Domestic violence
Drug abuse
Emotional abuse
Gay issues
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Lesbian issues
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Male rape
Marriage difficulties
Men’s issues
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Panic Disorder
Personality disorders
Physical abuse
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship issues
Self harm
Self-destructive behaviour
Separation and divorce
Sexual abuse
Sexual minority issues
Social phobia
Unhappiness in childhood
Weight issues
Work related issues
Work/life balance