Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.
~ Brene Brown
Counselling for Low Self-Esteem
Self-esteem is how we value ourselves. We may feel confident and positive in the way we live our lives, or we may lack belief in ourselves and are self-critical and self-judgemental.
Having low-self esteem effects every aspect of our lives. Our work, our relationships with family, friends and partners, our aspirations for the future and our overall mental health.
When we suffer with low self-esteem, we often spend time negatively comparing ourselves to others, feeling that we are not good enough or worthless. And this effects our confidence and choices in life.
Our self-esteem is impacted from a range of things. Quite often from the messages we received in our childhoods. If we were often criticised, compared unfavourably to others, bullied and made to feel inadequate, this would strongly influence our self-worth in later life.
How can counselling help with low self-esteem?
Counselling gives you the time and space in a trusting, non-judgemental relationship to really focus on making sense of the origins of the negative or critical messages that feed your low self-esteem.
Having an understanding that often the causes were developed in childhood where you had no control of how you were treated, helps you as an adult now take back control.
By raising your awareness and really understanding where your negative self-worth came from gives you the power to start making changes in the way you feel about yourself.
Counselling will also help build self-compassion and self-acceptance. To celebrate the unique individual that you are. All key elements in learning to live a happier, more fulfilling life.