Low self-esteem is a relatively common problem that has the potential to seriously limit the sufferer’s capacity to enjoy a happy and fulfilled life. Our Therapists can work with patients to understand the origins of their problem, and learn how to address the issue in a positive way.
WHAT IS SELF-ESTEEM?
The term “self-esteem” refers to your own personal assessment of your worth, and your attitude towards yourself. If your self-esteem is high, you are likely to consider yourself to be competent and worthy of love and respect. If you suffer from low self-esteem, you may feel that you are not worthy of consideration, love or respect, and you are likely to underestimate your own capacities and skills. For some people low self-esteem is more subtle and only triggered in certain areas of their life for example only in intimate relationships, group situations or public speaking.
Unsurprisingly, low self-esteem can have considerable repercussions in every area of your life, from work to romance. If you have low self-esteem, there may be some level at which you feel yourself unworthy of promotion or of being loved. You may find it hard to ask for help when you need it, feeling that an admission of need is just another sign of failure. When you are criticised, you are likely to overreact. You might find it difficult to make decisions, always worrying that you will make a mistake.
For many, problems with self-esteem are very literally stopping them from being as happy as they could or should be. This is why most psychologists recognise self-esteem as a basic human need; without healthy levels of self-esteem, it is very difficult for anyone to have a fulfilling life.
TREATMENT FOR LOW SELF-ESTEEM
How does therapy for self-esteem related issues work?
How Can I Get Help for Self-Esteem Issues In London and the UK?