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About Me

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
Updated: August 1st, 2020

Who am I, and why am I an expert in this field?

Karl Perera

My name is Karl Perera. I am the owner, main content author and webmaster of, which I started in 1998. I am a fully qualified life coach having gained the DipLC and I specialise in Self Esteem and Confidence Coaching in all walks of life including academic, career and daily life.

In 2009 I wrote an ebook called “Self Esteem Secrets: 12 –Steps to Success”.  I became a published author in 2014 when the book was published by Motivational Press. See this link to my book Self Esteem Secrets on Google Books


My work on self esteem and self confidence has been cited in several academic journals and other papers:

  • Aloysius, A., & Manoj, J. (2012) A Study on Self Esteem of Post Graduate Students. International Journal of Science Tomorrow. Vol.1, No.7. Link to journal article
  • Devakani, J. S. M., Devi, A. A., & Vijayalakshmi, R. (2018). Effectiveness of Self Worth Therapy on Self Esteem Among Elderlyin Selected Old Age Homes, Kancheepuram Districts. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 10(4): 107-111 Link to journal article
  • PAPPACHEN, C. T. (2013). A Study to Assess the Level of Self-esteem among Adolescents in selected College, Bangalore, with a view to organize Video Assisted Teaching Program (Doctoral dissertation). Link to Study
  • Oyier, E. B. (2013). Effect of hiv/aids orphanhood on self-esteem of secondary school students in upper Nyakach division, Nyakach district, Kenya (Doctoral dissertation, Egerton University).
  • Gitumu, M. W. (2011). Relationship between students’ self-esteem, orphanhood and educational performance in Nyeri and Kirinyaga Counties, Kenya. Link to academic source
  • Zwilling, M. (2014). StartupPro: How to Set up a Tech Business. Link to Book
  • Birkenstaff, L. (2008) Stress: Coping in a Challenging World. Link to Book

Qualifications and Career

As well as Life Coaching Qualifications I am also a highly qualified Teacher and Academic Lecturer with a Masters in English for Academic Studies from Nottingham University and specialise in EAP which includes the development of communication skills, critical thinking, confidence giving presentations and developing confident use of the English Language for University Study. I have taught and lectured at various top-class universities such as Durham University, The University of Leicester, Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge and at Bellerbys College, Cambridge.


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I run a company called Help Universal Ltd. whose aim it is to help people with problems such as low self esteem, lack of confidence and poor self motivation. 

I have written many articles online about self help, self esteem and self development topics.

I welcome you to my site which is the result of lots of hard work, much careful thought and research! The aim of this site is to provide you, my guest, with helpful information, articles, tips, courses and recommended products which will enable you to improve your self esteem and confidence. This website is really a labour of love.

Why Trust the Information on this Website?

I have tried to ensure that the information on this site is correct and up to date and when possible I have included quality references to support any information. This website provides advice mainly from my experience and widespread reading on the topic of self esteem and related self development topics. At no point do I claim to be a medical professional.

Review Board

Articles on this site are checked by a Review Board consisting of professional Psychologists, Doctors and Counselors. The reviewers include:

Dr. Ingrid Schweiger, PhD. Psychotherapist

Dr. Wong Huey Siew, PhD. Psychology and Sociologist.

Dr. Nazif Elaldi, MD. Doctor.

Sam Lee McCloud MEd. Counselor and Therapist. 

Personal Experience

I write the majority of information you find here from many years of personal experience. I have struggled with low self esteem and self confidence in the past and have learnt how to overcome this.

Please contact me and tell me what you think and what needs to be improved and I will do my best to correct or modify according to your suggestions.

Personal Life

I have lived in Australia, England, Italy and Turkey and moved around a lot especially when I was 5-11 years old. This created a number of problems even at that young age. I speak Italian, Spanish and Turkish. I have overcome low self esteem, inferiority, depression and much more in my life and as a result of my experiences felt that I could help others overcome and defeat these debilitating problems. 

Life constantly provides you with opportunities to improve yourself and I believe that problems such as self esteem and lack of confidence are at the heart of your ability to help yourself grow. Everyone needs help and I hope that this website can help you take steps to help yourself by offering you the information you need to decide what to do next.

Find me Online

Linkedin -my professional profile



Business address:

Help Universal Ltd., Kemp House, 152 – 160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX

Tel: 0800 0016935 (outside UK – 0044 800 0016935)