Self-esteem, or self-evaluation, is one’s attitude towards oneself, or one’s opinion or evaluation of oneself.
It may be positive (high, favourable) neutral, or negative (low, unfavourable).
The need to maintain a healthy self-esteem is recognized as a central human motivation in the field of social psychology.
Day-to-day hassles have a detrimental effect on our physical and emotional wellbeing, but people with good support systems are less negatively affected.
In general, self-esteem helps us to deal with the negative effects of day-to-day stress.
If you have low self-esteem, you may tend to view life in a very negative way which can make things seem hopeless or pointless.
You might see yourself as being worthless, and think other people are better than you.
You may have difficulty in saying what you really feel and want, or you may lack confidence and find it difficult to be assertive (150).
Consequently, you may feel that people take advantage of you and treat you badly.
Therapy can enable you to explore the way you feel and help you to change your view of yourself and others (150). If you require help and advice Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.