What is Self-Esteem?
Self-esteem when used in a psychological context refers to an individual’s overarching sense of self-worth, confidence, or simply how they value themselves.
Self esteem involves a combination of beliefs about oneself, including emotions, behavior, and appearance. Self-esteem and confidence can be raised through therapy.
Many people are often described as having self-esteem that is either ‘high’ or ‘low’. Sometimes, people find that their self-esteem varies depending on the situation. If you are experiencing Low self-esteem and/or self-esteem of ‘ups and downs’, then therapy is an excellent way to gain understanding about what causes you to have low-self-esteem and the “highs and lows”. Therapy helps you learn positive realistic authentic self-esteem and feel confident to cope with challenges and disappointments.
Healthy self esteem is about feeling secure that you can handle situations, and life’s challenges, and that you deserve to experience love and acceptance from others as well as from yourself.