Self-esteem is the degree to which we value, respect and feel confident about ourselves. Certain events in life such as negative childhood events, early life or ongoing abuse, chronic and ongoing negative criticism, disability, mental health issues, relationship issues, addiction and/or lack of experiences, which boosts confidence, can cause low self-esteem. Feeling worthless, powerless, unwanted, having self-doubts are some of the most common symptoms that are associated with low self esteem.
Therapy will not only help the individual identify and resolve issues that causes low self-esteem, but also guides the individual to discover activities that boosts self esteem. This way, people will no longer limit themselves to negative self-talk and pursue ways to overcome it.
Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are one of the great therapy options for individuals who are struggling with self-esteem issues. Therapist can guide the individual to a more stronger, realistic sense of self, help the patients become more confident.