Low self-worth or also known as low self-esteem is how someone values themselves and this can be influenced by a number of factors including life events, things from our childhood and past trauma. This feeling can lead to seeing the world in a negative light making it more difficult for us to cope with challenges and issues which occur in life.
Having low self-worth overtime can have a negative effect on our mental health which normally leads us to problems and vice versa, you may find that having mental health problems leads to low self-worth. This feeling can lead to question who you are and may find that you struggle in relationships because of this. Believing in yourself becomes tougher and tougher leading to take less risks and try new things in life.
common causes of
There is no one size fits all when it comes to what causes low self-worth but there are a few common reasons we see which include:
• Stressful life events
• Disapproving authority figures
• Experiencing abuse
• Experiencing discrimination or stigma
• Having relationship problems
• Ongoing stress
• Difficulties at work/school
• Body image worries
• Problems with money or housing
• Losing your job, of finding it hard to get a job
• Physical health problems
• Mental health problems
Your Next Steps
Here at The Harvey Centre we want to help you work through these issues by building back up your self-worth. We do this by getting an understanding of where your opinion of yourself comes from and challenging those beliefs. By exploring your history and identifying how that impacts your thoughts of yourself today we aim to open your eyes to the possibility that you are being hard on yourself. We find those that are suffering from low self-worth benefit from Inner Child Therapy.