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We provide assessments and interventions to support children and young people who have needs relating to self-esteem. Our services are available in community and education settings, and at home.

What is self-esteem?

Self esteem is related to the way that we feel about ourselves - for example, people with high self esteem may feel confident, positive and likeable. People with low self esteem may:

It is normal to have these feelings from time to time, but when negative feelings persist for a long time, they can have a detrimental effect on daily life.

Self-esteem can be affected by negative experiences, such as:

Self-esteem may change during different periods of life, especially when challenges arise, for example starting a new school, moving house, changes in family. If low self-esteem persists for a long time and starts to affect an individual’s ability to function, it can also cause mental health difficulties later down the line. 

Services relating to self-esteem can be delivered after an Initial Discussion. Please see our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

How are needs relating to self-esteem assessed?

Self-esteem and related needs can be assessed through clinical interviews, questionnaires and standardised assessments. An assessment can take place directly or indirectly.

Direct work could include observations, clinical assessments and surveys whereas indirect

assessments could include speaking to relevant adults surrounding the child or young person in order to get a full picture of their needs. Psychologists may ask the child or young person about their self-esteem, view of themselves, potential causes of low self-esteem and how these impact their day-to-day life.

Indirect assessments may include speaking with the adults while the child is present or an observation.

Both direct and indirect assessments allow us to create and implement a plan for self-esteem input that will best support the child or young person’s needs.

What happens after an assessment?

Following the assessment, a child or young person’s self-esteem related needs are pinpointed in order to recommend next steps for specialist intervention. Any needs identified can be explained in a brief or a comprehensive report with recommendations. Report options can be discussed as part of the Initial Discussion.

What specialist interventions do we offer?

Our psychotherapists and psychologists offer numerous interventions appropriate for helping to build self-esteem. 

Interventions will be chosen according to the individual’s needs and their unique circumstances. Interventions we provide include:

Interventions will be discussed and agreed upon before starting. Interventions can help provide children, young people and families with strategies to support them now and in the future.

Arrange an Initial Discussion

Arrange an Initial Discussion to find out how we can help. The initial discussion lasts 1-1.5 hours, comes with a written recommendation summary and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Early needs identification and intervention decreases risk of development of future mental health problems associated with self-esteem and enhances outcomes for children and young people. If you would like an assessment or intervention surrounding self-esteem, for a child or young person, then please speak to us to see how we can help.

What makes us different

Access to a named psychologist

Focus on mental health and wellbeing

Joined-up approach

Bespoke services to meet needs

Multidisciplinary team

Holistic approach

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Flexible, consistent, and competitively priced

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Make a referral

To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Contact us

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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