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Stigma and Self-Esteem Therapy Study

29 April 2019

We are investigating a new talking therapy for young people who have experienced stigma, prejudice and/or discrimination and who are looking to improve their self esteem. The study would involve taking part in an interview and then 6 individual sessions designed to improve self esteem. You would also be asked to complete some questionnaires throughout the study. The talking therapy is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and compassion focused training.


  • Have a characteristic, identity or experience that is associated with stigma, prejudice and/or discrimination (for example: race, weight, disability, mental health, sexual orientation, and many others)
  • Age 16-24
  • Currently experiencing low self esteem and would like help with this
  • Can attend six 1-hour sessions in London

Take part in this study


Ethical approval

The study is approved by Kings College London Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Committee (HR-18/19-8433)

About the researcher

Katrina McMullen and Katie Langford are Trainee Clinical Psychologists completing their doctoral training at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.

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