Self Esteem

Am I good enough?
Many people ask themselves this question, but if you find that you are consistently answering it with “no”, then you may be suffering from low self-esteem. If you go through a break up and your self-confidence drops, it does not mean that you have self-esteem issues because it’s the natural reaction to a break up. However, if you constantly feel worthless, other factors are likely taking a toll on your self-esteem and it is best to address them with a professional.

What is low self-esteem?

Self-esteem is a measure of the amount of confidence we have in our own self-worth and abilities. When your self-esteem is low, you perceive the world cynically and have a lack of motivation. Low self-esteem can inhibit productivity and happiness. If you tend to be overly critical of yourself, your self-esteem is likely to have been consistently knocked down over time. Talking to a professional about this deep-rooted negative view of yourself is critical because low self-esteem can become debilitating and dangerous. You will feel relieved to be able to talk everything through with a trained third party, and you will learn to alter your thinking in order to raise your self-esteem.

What are the causes of low self-esteem?

Self-esteem issues often stem from negative childhood experiences or interactions. Children are easily influenced and unfortunately, this can cause a child to feel as though they are unable to live up to people’s expectations. Parents, teachers, siblings, and friends can majorly affect a child’s view of themselves.

Low self-esteem can also develop during adulthood. The media induces self-criticism and low self-confidence. In a social media driven world, it is very common for people to suffer with self-esteem issues. These issues can also appear as a result of a major life event, such as the loss of a loved one. Some people are also more prone to low self-esteem simply based on their personality.

What are the symptoms of low self-esteem?

– Negative thinking
– Exhaustion
– Lack of motivation

Low self-esteem also correlates with many mental illnesses, such as:
– Depression
– Eating Disorders
– Anxiety
– Suicidal thoughts/self-harm
– Codependency

Types of therapy offered for Self-Esteem at The Blue Tree Clinic?

– Counselling
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

How can therapy help?

Counselling is an essential part of treating self-esteem issues because as previously mentioned, these issues often develop at a young age. You may not even realize the effect that another person’s commentary has had on you. Determining the source of the negativity is important, as it could still be affecting your mental health in adulthood. You and your therapist will analyse the cause of your low self-esteem, how it has affected you, how you cope with self-esteem issues, what you would like to change, and how you will make the change.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy will then be helpful in altering the way in which you view yourself. Your therapist will provide you with tools and strategies to recognizing when you are thinking negatively and to adjust your thought process. Implementing these strategies into your everyday life will allow you to view yourself in a more positive light and recognize your worth. Consciously changing the way you interpret and view an event or yourself will greatly improve your self-esteem.

How can The Blue Tree Clinic help you?

At The Blue Tree Clinic, our priority is improving your mental health. The Counselling and CBT offered at our clinic is top notch and patients have seen incredible results after meeting with our therapists. Our Counselling sessions are geared towards guiding you in self-exploration and realization. Our therapists who specialize in CBT have assisted people in majorly improving their lives through adjusting their cognitive behaviour. Working with a professional will allow you to see that you are in fact good enough.

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