Low self-esteem

Counselling Kapiti

Self-esteem, feeling confident

Self esteem Counselling in the Kapiti Coast region, Raumati, Waikanae, Paraparaumu.

Self-esteem is the degree to which we feel confident, considering ourselves valuable and respect ourselves and this greatly affects our well-being.

Self-esteem exist on a continuum, from high to low and low self-esteem is associated with self-doubt, self-criticism, social isolation, suppressed anger and shame. Low self-esteem is also a symptom of anxiety and depression.


low self-esteem

Signs and symptoms:

People with low self-esteem regard themselves critically and may feel a sense of failure or a lack of accomplishment. They may constantly compare themselves to others.

Low self-esteem is also closely associated with the following conditions and experiences:

-co-dependency
-social anxiety
-shame
-depression

-inadequacy
-powerlessness
-perfectionism

People with low self-esteem may work with therapists on becoming more assertive, confident and self-aware.

Finding a sense of accomplishment is a huge boost to self-esteem and therapy can help people identify specific activities that boost confidence and competence. It can help people develop realistic, achievable goals and treat themselves with kindness and encouragement.

Could you use some support? Feel free to send me a message.

Ilona King

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I’m Ilona. I offer counselling, therapy and relationship counselling.

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