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Low Self Worth

Low self-worth can show up in various ways and it can negatively impact all areas of your life. Here are a few common ways in which low self-worth can manifest and cause difficulties for you.

  1. Negative self-talk: If you struggle with low self-worth you may often engage in negative self-talk, constantly criticize yourself and your abilities. You may have a harsh inner critic that undermines your confidence and reinforces feelings of inadequacy.
  2. Self-doubt: Low self-worth can lead to persistent self-doubt, where you may question your abilities, decisions, and worthiness. You may second-guess yourself and feel incapable of achieving your goals or meeting expectations.
  1. Seeking validation from others: If you struggle with low self-worth you may rely heavily on external validation and approval from others to feel a sense of worth. You may constantly seek reassurance and validation from others, leading to a dependence on external opinions and a fear of rejection or disapproval.
  2. Difficulty accepting compliments: If you’re struggling with low self-worth you may have difficulty accepting compliments or positive feedback. You may dismiss or downplay compliments, feeling unworthy of the praise or believing that others are being insincere.
  3. Perfectionism: Low self-worth can contribute to perfectionistic tendencies, where you set unrealistically high standards for yourself. You may fear making mistakes or being perceived as inadequate, leading to excessive self-criticism and a constant drive for perfection.
  4. Comparison to others: You may find that you often compare yourself unfavourably to others. You may focus on your perceived shortcomings and feel inferior or inadequate in comparison to those around you. This constant comparison can further erode your self-esteem.
  5. Avoidance of challenges: Low self-worth can lead to a fear of failure and reluctance to take on new challenges. You may prefer to avoid situations where you might be judged or face potential criticism, limiting your personal and professional growth.
  6. Difficulty setting boundaries: If you have low self-worth you may struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries in relationships. You may prioritize others’ needs and opinions over your own, leading to feelings of being taken advantage of or not being valued.
  7. Emotional distress: Low self-worth often causes emotional distress, including feelings of sadness, shame, guilt, or worthlessness. These negative emotions can impact overall well-being and contribute to a cycle of self-doubt and low self-esteem.

It is important to note that low self-worth can be influenced by various factors including but not limited to past experiences, dysfunctional family life, societal pressures, and personal beliefs.

Learning to improve your self-worth can profoundly impact your life in a hugely positive way.


Therapy, also known as counseling or psychotherapy, is a professional relationship between a trained therapist and a client. Its goal is to help individuals overcome emotional or psychological difficulties, make positive changes in their lives.

Therapy can be beneficial for various reasons, including managing mental health issues (like depression or anxiety), coping with life changes, improving relationships, and personal growth.

Therapy sessions typically involve talking to the therapist about your concerns, feelings, and thoughts. The therapist may ask questions, provide insights, and suggest strategies for addressing your issues.

The duration of therapy varies depending on individual needs and goals. Some people benefit from short-term therapy, while others may engage in therapy for several months or even years.

Yes, therapy is generally confidential. Therapists are bound by ethical guidelines and legal obligations to keep the information shared during sessions private. However, there are some exceptions, such as if a client poses a risk to themselves or others.

Yes, therapy can be beneficial for personal growth, self-improvement, and addressing everyday life challenges, even if you don’t have a diagnosed mental health condition.

Therapy is available for individuals, couples, and families. Couples therapy and family therapy can help address relationship issues, communication problems, and family dynamics.

Yes, therapy can be used in conjunction with other treatments, including medication. This is known as a holistic or integrative approach to mental health care.

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