Self-esteem refers to the way in which you see yourself. That is to say, if your self-esteem is low you will struggle to see the good in you, be more critical of or question yourself more often. People with low self-esteem are less sure of themselves and are less happy in themselves. Epsychiatry psychologists and psychiatrists can help people improve their self-esteem and mental health.
Often it comes from childhood with experiences of neglect and failing to live up to the standards set by our parents. Not being cared for can lead to patterns where you struggle to care for or appreciate yourself. However, failure as children to meet the standards our parents, teachers or classmates set can leave us feeling unworthy.
Low self-esteem does reduce your confidence, and you can enter into a circle where you don’t put yourself forward. As a result, you don’t have the opportunities to have corrective experiences which can change how you view yourself.
We can see this diagnosis in those who feel anxious in social situations. It’s also common in depression, eating disorders and body image conditions. Moreover, low self-esteem can contribute to us subjecting ourselves to toxic work environments or abusive relationships.
There are different psychological treatments that can be used to help low self-esteem. Our telehealth psychologists and psychiatrists are experts in helping people with it, plus they can help look at overall mental health, relationships and work implications of having low self-esteem.
Often treatment for low self-esteem by psychologists covers many aspects. They will help you challenge any negative self-talk and help you talk to yourself more positively. People with low self-esteem compare themselves to others, your therapist will help you avoid that. They will also help you appreciate your special qualities and acknowledge the positives that you bring.
Contact our friendly support team to book an appointment with one of our psychologists. You will need a referral from your GP to see a telehealth psychologist at Epsychiatry.