Individuals who are struggling with self-esteem may be holding shame, using negative self-talk and have challenges with self care. Having low-self worth can affect they way we relate to others or our confidence at work. Sometimes, individuals sub-consciously ‘self-punish’ by depriving themselves of pleasure, intimacy or enjoyment. It is not unusual to feel ‘fraudulent’ when others give compliments or offer kindness. Many individuals also have a negative body-image and feel dissatisfied with how they look physically.
We sometimes hold beliefs or thoughts from the past that no longer serve us in the here and now. Psychotherapy can offer a safe, warm and compassionate environment for you to reflect on how the past is getting in the way of self-acceptance. Explore new ways of relating to yourself, discover self-compassion and build self-esteem.