Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Your level of self-esteem can be affected by your circumstances and life experiences. Low self-esteem can result from growing up in difficult family circumstances, difficulties at school, such as being bullied or having learning difficulties; having a physical difficulty; losing your job; having behaved in some way that you are ashamed of; and many more things that may affect your perception of yourself. And it is not just your life circumstances that can cause you to have self-esteem issues. How you think and react to things can have a considerable bearing on it too.
These circumstances and self-perceptions in essence affect your sense of security, autonomy and control, status, connectedness to others and meaning and purpose in life; which are all emotional needs. And a lack of confidence can inhibit you from engaging in activities that give you the sense of achievement that you can get from being stretched and challenged. This is another emotional need. Therefore self-esteem is important to your emotional health and well-being. And low self-esteem can cause anxiety and sometimes lead to depression and other mental illness.
At Solution Focused Therapy Dublin we can help you to easily deal with whatever issues are affecting you and help you to improve your self-esteem. Our approach to helping you is solution focused and primarily focuses on helping you in the 'here-and-now' and having a good sense of emotional well-being moving forward in your life, with lasting benefits. Contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Mary Spierin MA, ADHP, Couns Psych Dip, SRN, RPN, SCM
Solution Focused Therapy Dublin is in BLACKROCK,
near the N11, M50 and bus routes 46A, 145 and 75