Self-esteem

Kick-start your self-esteem by combining self enquiry with intensive psychotherapy

Is a lack of self-esteem stopping you being the person you want to be?

This intensive, short term therapy is designed to break through the hidden blockages that keep you trapped in low self-esteem. In this programme, you will make lasting changes to how you feel about yourself. Along the way, you will:

  • Get clarity on your negative self-evaluation and how it holds you back (as well as the positives)
  • Learn how to dissolve and replace the strategies you use to protect yourself, which are now working against you
  • Discover which situations trigger your strategies and learn how to change your responses to them
  • Address other issues that are shaping your life, such as relational patterns or unresolved and buried emotions.
  • Learn the tools to continue improving your life after the programme ends.

Book a free 60-minute consultation

Why is this programme different?

  • I am an experienced psychotherapist and not a coach or confidence ‘guru’.
  • I work with only six people on this programme at any one time, so that I can give you more attention.
  • As your therapist, I do additional work for you during the week and not just during your weekly sessions. This doubles or triples your therapist’s weekly input, compared to weekly sessions alone, depending on your requirements.
  • This is a structured, short-term programme, not open-ended therapy.
  • It identifies mental blocks and conflicts outside of your awareness that stop you being the person you want to be.
  • It helps you identify other patterns in your life that you may want to work on at a later date.

FAQs are at the bottom of this page.

Book a FREE consultation

It is easy to book a FREE, 60-minute consultation. This can be held over the telephone or an encrypted video link. (An alternative is to book a face to face Introductory Session. The session will last 50-minutes and the fee is £30-£40 depending on the venue.) You will need to be 18 years old or over when you start the therapy.

Simply scroll through the calendar below. Select a date and time and fill out the boxes. Then click on the ‘schedule event’ button. You will see a booking confirmation on your screen and receive an email confirmation. Depending on your choice, I will either call you at your chosen time or email you instructions for a video call, normally the day before the call.

Thank you for my reading my consultation page. You can now flick through the calendar above to find the right date and time for you.

Other things you may want to know (FAQs)

Are you a genuine, qualified therapist?

Yes. My basic training was to Level 7. I have a Master of Arts (MA) with Distinction in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling which is accredited by the the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Initially, I trained for a year as a ‘person-centred’ counsellor and later for five years using the ‘psychodynamic’ model. At the same time I completed specialist training in trauma-related work, in particular traumatic bereavement. Later, I completed an 80-hour course in online counselling. I add to my skills through continuous professional development (CPD).

My BACP membership number is 197969. You can check by entering ‘mauger’ on the Register here: https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/Register. I am fully insured.

What sort of therapy is this?

This therapy draws on both cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic models. Working at the cognitive (thought), behavioural and emotional levels is vital if you want to bring about real, deep and lasting change in your life. Many therapists work with only the cognitive/behavioural aspects or the emotional/unconscious aspects. I combine both.

You may need to identify patterns that were formed in any part of your life so far, including childhood. These are often buried in our unconscious minds, so that we are completely unaware of them. Working with these is central to my therapy training and practice.

How long does the programme last?

The programme lasts 13 weeks.

What is your input as therapist?

Rather than see 18 clients a week for an hour each, I prefer to work with about six people at a time and offer a therapy service which treats you more like a valued, premium client.

In each week of the programme, I provide two 60-minute therapy sessions. The first is to facilitate your structured self-enquiry process. The second is a free-form therapy session which allows issues to surface that probably will not do so in a structured process. I do a third hour of work for you each week, absorbing and focusing the material that you bring. This helps inform the therapy sessions. The therapy sessions and your self-enquiry thus reinforce each other.

Why can’t I do this without a therapist?

You can! However, getting to the bottom of what reinforces low self-esteem is often more complex and difficult to shift than it first looks. Quick shallow change is relatively easy. But change that goes deeper and doesn’t collapse at the first setback is harder to achieve.

On this programme, your self-enquiry done at home is supplemented in two ways. The first therapy session each week is to help you with the self-enquiry process. This is not just answering your questions about how to do it, but facilitating your actual self-enquiry. The second session each week is a regular, free-form therapy session. This is actually the most powerful part of the programme. It allows you to bring to the surface what will probably not arise when focusing on structured work.

In my experience, these two weekly therapy sessions make the programme much more powerful and longer lasting than self-enquiry done alone.

Will we meet online or face to face?

The weekly session facilitating your self-enquiry will beheld online by video or telephone link, as you prefer. There is a benefit to holding the free-form therapy session face to face, but this can also be held by video or phone link. (During the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of face to face sessions depends on being able to meet Government and industry guidance.)

Scroll back up to the calendar above to find the right date and time for you!

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