About Me

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
November 14th, 2013 | Updated: March 5th, 2020

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

Reviewed by Dr. Ingrid Schweiger, PhD Psychotherapist and Author of Self esteem for a Lifetime

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Karl Perera

My name is Karl Perera. I am the owner, main content author and webmaster of More-SelfEsteem.com, 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 a book called “Self Esteem Secrets: 12 Steps to Success” and, after selling many thousands of copies originally from this website, I became a published author in 2014 when the book was published by Motivational Press.

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 .

I also own and run a website offering depression help at

I have written a number of 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 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 Scweiger, 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.

My Books

I wrote the following bestselling book “Self esteem Secrets” in 2009 available on Amazon as a paperback and kindle version .

A complete list of all my books is here . (This is my Amazon Author Page).

Over the years I have received many comments from visitors, (happily mostly positive!), and always welcome feedback from you about the website and its content.

Personal Life

Let me tell you a little about myself. I am English but for many years I lived in Izmir (Western Turkey) and now live in the UK and go back to Turkey regularly. I am married with a son Daniel and a daughter Ebru. My son Daniel also has a keen interest in computers and one day I hope he will help me out in running this site.

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. In 1994 I moved to Turkey from England having married two years earlier with a five month old baby boy. That year I also took my final exams at University. The culture shock I have faced and change in lifestyle have presented real challenges and difficulties. I now live in the UK although I do spend a lot of time in Turkey too.

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


Finally, I invite you to contact me if you’d like to contribute to this website – send me an article, email me or if you have found the website helpful let me know…

Business address:

Help Universal Ltd., Notting Hill, London, UK W11.