Coping with low self esteem and low self-confidence can lead you to suffering with further struggles down the road.
Having the ability to face life, people and situations confidently is something many people find natural and easy to do, whereas others just cannot seem to find their way.
Shyness, lack of self trust to carry out tasks and believing in their own abilities is all too common a problem with some people and they can find themselves seeking solitude away from others or avoiding certain situations completely.
This can start from a young age in school and can often follow on into adulthood too!
It is very often overlooked that psychotherapy can help you if you are struggling with self-esteem and confidence.
What Causes Low Self Esteem?
As mentioned, low self-esteem and low self-confidence can strike from a young age. This is not to say it is restricted however.
Consider the following points:
- A Person Has Suffered Bullying
- Been Subjected to Ridicule
- Suffered An Accident or Has Been Traumatized
- Is Frightened To Make a Mistake & Be Laughed At
- Has Made a Mistake Which Has Affected Others
- Has Suffered With Illness
- Weight Issues
- A Person Who Over Analyzes His/Her Failures
You see, there can be many reasons across all age groups but being judged by others plays a huge role here.
Being afraid of making a mistake and then to be the subject of ridicule afterwards can push some people into a corner thus leading them to avoid trying anything further.
While some will fail at something once, maybe twice, maybe one hundred times, it does not stop them pressing forward to succeed. They have self belief and they know they can get better and reach their goals. They do this often without considering what others think.
A person with low self-esteem and a bruised self-confidence seems to lack this self belief and is often extremely worried about other peoples opinions.
What Happens After Prolongued Low Self-Esteem?
If not dealt with, persons with low self-esteem and low self-confidence will start to feel like failures in many areas of their lives.
It prevents going out and trying to achieve goals and often as they get older, they regret not having done the things they wanted to do.
This can lead to upset and a deeper feeling of failure knowing time is also not on their side anymore.
Further on, this can lead to varying levels of depression.
How Can Psychotherapy Help?
A trained Psychotherapist has the knowledge and practical skills to assist.
Doing so in private sessions and without judgment or ridicule, your deep-seated problems and the origins of your confidence issues can be uncovered.
From here, you can learn and understand your self-worth and you will be able move forward to tackle your goals head on.
Often, opening up to somebody is a huge first step.
Talking to a therapist who will know exactly how to help you and offer you the direction you need is extremely important.
Once you get the required help, it will allow you to move forward with a fresh and positive mind set.
Please contact me if you have any questions.