How and why have so many people see themselves as less able, less bright, less valuable than they really are? What effects does lack of self-esteem have on individual’s psychological health, relationship, work performance and attitudes towards others and the world in general?
Self esteem is something everyone wants and which everyone definitely needs. We want self esteem because it increases our chance of finding happiness in life and makes it possible to cope with life’s disappointments and changes. We need self esteem because nothing is as important to psychological well-being. Our level of self-esteem affects virtually everything we think, say and do. It affects how we see the world and our place in it. It affects the choices we make-choices about what we will do with our lives and with whom we will be involved.
Because of the way we structure our self-concepts, it is possible to have a self concept containing mostly positive beliefs-a positive self concept-and still lack self esteem. This can be confusing at times. Feeling occasionally inadequate and uncertain about one’s own value and the value of one’s life may simply be part and parcel of the human condition. High self esteem doesn’t protect us from self doubts, but it does enable us to entertain self doubt without being devastated.
We can help you step by step to identify the source of your lack of self esteem and then to come up with methods that will improve how you feel about yourself and achieve the confidence you always wanted.