Low Self Esteem
Low Self-Esteem / Low Self Confidence
These are connected to self value and how the person sees who they are . Often we judge ourselves against and compare ourselves to others . People with low self-esteem or low self confidence do not see themselves clearly.
They often magnify their defects and minimize their assets. The end result of this kind of thinking is a strong sense of feeling inadequate. Low self-confidence or low self esteem can lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction, weight loss, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, anger , not wanting to go to work / school and a lack of interest in socialising.
The causes of low self-esteem and low self-confidence are many and varied and can be ignited in the individual by such things as frivolous comments made by someone we love and care about such as family, school friends or work colleagues.
Incidents such as being bullied or abused, reading in class, having to make a speech or a presentation , asking a girl/boy out, the break up of a relationship, a bereavement in the family or a close friend, impending exams, work stresses, new college, new job / career, missing a vital free penalty in sport can all be traumatising and open up new thoughts like ‘I’m no good’, ‘I always mess things up’ or ‘nothing ever goes right for me’.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy is the best process to regain confidence and recover your self esteem. Counselling offers a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgmental place to talk and be heard. It also offers a deeper insight into self esteem and self worth. Fear of sharing or being judged can stop or prevent the person from following their dreams.
Counselling doesn’t offer a quick fix solution but offers new ways of thinking and self value which will unfold over the time of the therapy. Teaching new ways of processing feelings and thoughts and offering better choices – leading to new behaviours. Remember we were not born with the above issues but have collected them along life’s journey.
Counselling offers us the chance to revisit the places where we may have collected these thoughts and behaviours. By revisiting we can readdress them in a more positive way emerging as new individuals with an enriching experiencing of a new person confident and with greater self value and self worth and richer for the experience.
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