Low Self Esteem Counselling Perth
Low self-esteem can virtually impact in every part of your life, including, relationships, job, health and being able to reach your full potential. Some struggle with low self-esteem for many years, this doesn’t mean you can’t change. Low Self Esteem Counselling helps you changing the way you think about yourself and your life and is essential to raising self-esteem to a healthier level.
Low self-esteem doesn’t only affect women, many men also struggle with low self-esteem. Many of us look for acceptance from other people and especially same sex parent; regrettably we don’t always obtain this. It is important to learn to accept who we are and embrace the unique individual that you are. Self approval is a challenge for many of us as for many years we have been our own worst critic and become judgemental of everything we do or say.
Usually some significant adult i.e. teacher, coach, parent or friend started the criticising however we hear it enough we believe it and before we know it, it is our normal internal dialogue, for example; I can’t do… I’m ugly; I’m useless and so on… Please contact us for Low Self Esteem Counselling if you experience any of these symptoms.
Let’s change this to, I can do, I am beautiful/handsome, I am competent!
Some steps to help boost your low self esteem:
✓ Self compassion based on understanding self, forgiving self and accepting self
✓ Value you
✓ Keep a journal
✓ Get professional help
✓ Focus on your strengths
✓ Don’t compare yourself to others
✓ Say what you think and feel not what you think you should feel or think
✓ Ask for what you want or need
✓ Say no
✓ Let go of feeling guilty if you say no (Guilt keeps you stuck)
✓ No need to justify yourself or apologise unnecessarily
✓ Step out of your comfort zone
✓ Try new things and allow yourself to make mistakes, we all do
✓ Believe in yourself
These are just a few steps to help you, please remember the help of a professional counsellor and low self esteem counselling can go a long way. It does take time to change old negative beliefs so be patient, proactive and commit to the process and more importantly invest in you. Feeling confident, empowered and excited about who you are becoming, will obviously make you feel happier and will rub off onto others including your family, children and friends.