Ever get that sinking feeling of not measuring up? That inner voice that’s super loud on the bad days? Yep, we all have those moments. That’s where self-esteem counselling in Vancouver steps in. Think of it as a friend, someone who gets you and helps you see the rockstar that you truly are.
Is Self-Esteem Counselling for You?
Okay, we’ve all had those blah days. But if you’re constantly feeling like you’re under a microscope or you’re your own worst critic, maybe it’s time for a heart-to-heart conversation. Because, believe it or not, you’re awesome! Each one of us doubt ourselves once in while. Maybe it’s when you look in the mirror, question your decisions, or feel as if you’re not “enough” compared to others. It’s okay to doubt yourself sometimes, but if you always feel like everyone is judging you, or you’re being too hard on yourself, let’s chat.
Why Choose Self-Esteem Therapy?
We all hit those bumps where we second-guess our goodness. It’s like when you’re scrolling through your feed, questioning your latest post, or getting those FOMO feels. A bit of self-doubt is part of the game, but if you’re always in the dumps, that’s a different story. If you feel like walking through life in heavy chains, weighed down by feelings of inadequacy, contact us.
How Can You Tell If You Need a Boost in Self-Esteem?
Here are a few signs:
- Critical Self-View: You often see yourself in a pessimistic and negative light.
- Feeling Constant Judgement: It feels as though everyone is critiquing your every move.
- Overly Attuned to Others: You’re hyper-sensitive to the needs and feelings of those around you, often at the expense of your own well-being.
How you see yourself isn’t just about being brave or sure. It’s also about how you feel, think, and deal with good and bad times. Your self-worth is deeply connected to your beliefs, emotions, and how you navigate challenges and mistakes in life.
Look at This List of Low Self-Esteem Symptoms and Check Off Those That You Think Are True for You:
- I often feel disappointed in myself
- I often procrastinate
- I constantly compare myself to others
- People’s approval is very important to me
- I feel I am different from others
- It seems I am trying to be perfect all the time
- It seems there are two sides of me – one that people see and another – ‘true me’ and I don’t like him/her
- I feel anxious in social situations
- I always try to look better than who I really am
- It seems I need to be right all the time
- I have regrets about my past and my choices
- People tell me I have a ‘pessimistic’ or negative outlook
- I have a lot of negative self-talk
- I often feel guilt or shame
- I overreact to criticism
- I often doubt my decisions
- I am constantly apologizing for what I do
Checked Most of the Boxes? This Is How You Can Build Yourself UP
It takes time to unlearn what you have learned in all previous years and rebuild self-esteem. We will help you to stop your negative self-talk and start thinking of yourself in a more positive way. If you put your self-esteem on a scale from 0 to 100, where are you going to be? Nobody has zero self-esteem. You have it; you just have to identify and enhance your strong sides.
You need to build better boundaries, learn to ask for what you need, and say ‘no’ without coming across as ‘mean’. You need to rebuild trust in people, because if you are closed off from bad things, you are closed off from the good things as well. Talk to us; our certified team of Vancouver counsellors has vast experience helping people get a better sense of themselves, supporting them to see past experiences in a different way.
Finding Your Strong Side: How to Feel Better About Yourself
The way you see yourself can change. With some time and help, you can learn to see yourself in a more positive way.Everyone has some good in them, even if they don’t see it right away.
To feel better about yourself, try:
- Setting clear limits
- Asking for what you want in a clear way
- Saying no without being mean
- Trusting people again and opening up to good things
Here’s How Our Certified Counsellors Can Help You Shine Brighter:
Think of self-esteem counselling as learning new things about yourself. With our help, you’ll find:
- Ways to deal with the mean voice inside
- How to stand up for yourself
- Seeing mistakes as ways to learn
- Loving all the parts of you