Self-esteem tells us how we feel about ourselves. Our perspective can and does change.
It is never too late to be what you might have been – George Eliot
Your self-esteem shapes how you feel, whether positive or negative. When you have negative feelings about yourself, it causes you to lack self-worth and feel dissatisfied with life. Counselling for low self-esteem can allow more positive feelings to develop and increase your self-confidence.
Extreme lows of self-regard can cause damage to ourselves and our relationships.
Where does our self-worth stem from?
Our value system develops from birth through our relationships with others. It can change over time through different experiences. Children who are understood and valued experience a secure feeling that they are worthy of love and attention.
Sometimes during our childhood, we encounter difficult relationships, whether with parents, siblings, teachers or peers. We may have felt insecure and unloved. Occasionally, this is reflected in how we value ourselves later in life.
In a similar way, once an adult, our experiences in relationship to others often affects how we feel about ourselves.
How can counselling help build self-esteem?
My counselling approach to tackle self-esteem issues provides acceptance and empathy where you can explore any of your negative feelings without fear of judgement. Our therapeutic relationship gives you the space to question your beliefs about yourself, building your awareness and self-understanding.
My genuine approach and compassionate attitude, combined with my experience as a counsellor, allow you to start to understand yourself more fully.
This understanding encourages you to be kind to yourself, whilst learning to be more realistic and enabling your self-worth to grow.
It can take time and effort to improve how you feel about yourself. This can feel daunting at first. However, it is worthwhile to seek help and work through your issues with an experienced therapist.
This will enable you to build self-respect. Your life will soon become more content and balanced.
My Warwickshire counselling practice, located in Stratford and Leamington Spa can help you to explore your self-worth in a confidential environment.
Why not call or contact me today?
It would be good to hear from you. So, feel free to call for a chat.