What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem is the way we feel and think about ourselves and reflects our overall evaluation of our worth. It affects the way we perceive ourselves and behave in certain or everyday situations.

What causes low self-esteem?

Low self-esteem can be caused by a single event that we never overcame or by a series of everyday life experience (past or current) that slowly affect the way we look at ourselves.

How can low self-esteem affect me?

Low self-esteem can cause a lot of frustration in your life. It creates the feeling of being stuck or paralyzed because we shy away from moving forward. Low self-esteem can also manifest through over-achievement and striving for constant perfection. Perfectionism, at a healthy dose, can be very beneficial but when it is done to prove our self-worth or seek for approval, it becomes a never ending and exhausting pursuit that never brings satisfaction.

How are self-esteem concerns addressed in counselling?

Self-esteem is addressed in counselling by bringing awareness and understanding of your low self-esteem. Together we can identify the “pseudo” armours you have build over the years to compensate for past hurts. The focus is on healing and undoing our everyday patterns of “powering” through life.

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