Negative Self Image

Do negative self-beliefs impact your thoughts, emotions, and actions?

What are the symptoms?

When you suffer from negative self-image, you often have a negative belief about yourself that affects your thinking, feeling, and behavior. This can come from unpleasant experiences in the past. A negative self-image can make you pretty insecure and hinder you in various aspects of life, including in social and professional situations. It can affect your self-confidence and make you think you’re doing things wrong or bothering others. This negative filter affects how you look at yourself, which can make it difficult to take on challenges and make choices. A negative self-image can also have unpleasant consequences and lead to some kind of diagnosed disorder.

Some characteristics of a negative self-image are:

1 You think there's something wrong with yourself
2 You think you're not capable
3 You feel like you're different
4 You think badly or negatively about yourself
5 You look at yourself and others with self-reproach and criticism
6 You're ashamed of yourself (I'm bad)
7 You feel guilty (I did something wrong)
8You harm yourself
9You have questions about your identity (Who am I?)

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How does a negative self-image arise and what are the consequences?

A negative self-image often comes from an unpleasant experience that has caused you to develop negative thoughts about yourself. It may take a while for these negative thoughts to develop into a negative self-image. Hereditary predisposition can also play a role in this, although a specific cause can rarely be identified.

However, a negative self-image can also have unpleasant consequences. If you do nothing to overcome your insecurity, your negative self-image will affect you time and time again. This can lead to psychological problems, such as fear of failure, social anxiety, eating disorders, gloominess, and depression. It is therefore important to actively work on improving your self-image and learning how to turn these negative thoughts into more positive thoughts about yourself.

How can I help you?

We will first work together to identify what the issues are. We will then work on understanding their cause(s) and providing insight into them. We will find out what meaning they have in your life and how you would like to see your life differently. A lot of people think that they’re born that way, but that’s wrong. No one is born with a negative self-image.

Together we will investigate which underlying factors contribute to your negative self-image. My years of experience and my specialized education have already allowed me to help many clients to reconnect with themselves and others based on trust and equality. I look forward to helping you with this.

My Methods

Psychotherapy and Psychology

Dutch and English-language practice for individual therapy and relationship therapy.


International Experience

Specialized in psychotherapy for people who live in a different country for work or love or have a different nationality or cultural background.


Long-term Solution

Treatment with thorough and scientifically proven methods, including trauma treatment, for a long-term solution.

Improve the Quality of Your Life


My specializations,
the better to serve you with

My specializations can help you to go through life with a healthy dose of self-confidence.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy supports self-examination and growth through awareness and the creation of a dialogue. The focus is on the here and now and acceptance, with the aim of self-change and self-esteem.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy promotes healthy relationships and self-care. It is intended for clients who do not respond to other therapies, or sometimes for those with a diagnosed disorder. It combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy and Gestalt therapy. It uses experimental techniques and has been scientifically proven to be effective.

Trauma Therapy (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that helps transform traumatic memories and unfavorable life experiences into an adaptive solution. It is currently one of the most effective proven treatments in the field of trauma and other adverse life events.

Emotionally Focused Relationship Therapy (EFT)

EFT is also scientifically proven to be effective and offers short-term, structured relationship therapy aimed at promoting a safe connection between partners. It helps partners find new ways to break destructive patterns and promotes better communication for the long-term strengthening of their relationship bond.

I would love to help you

Contact me today and find out what I can do for you.

contact me+316 11 24 55 92