Individual counselling

Counselling to build your self-esteem

Counselling to build your self-esteem

Individual Counselling

When I was struggling with low self-esteem, part of me was unaware, another part of me was in denial, and there was also a part of me that felt embarrassed and ashamed. Does this sound familiar? You can change this, and the first step is to reach out. I know the idea of reaching out can provoke some anxiety or fear, but you are in safe hands.

Some women question whether or not there is something wrong with them. I’ve had women share that they think they are the problem and need fixing. I am here to reassure you that there is nothing wrong with you. You are not the problem, and you most certainly are not broken. I remember feeling the same and questioning why I did not feel good about myself despite having three degrees (yes, you read that right, high-achiever!).

So, what is self-esteem?

What does someone who struggles with low self-esteem look like?

They look like me and you. While there is no profile, someone who struggles with low self-esteem may be a high achiever; they may be very academic or have excelled professionally as they may be extremely hard-working. They may have several thousand followers on social media. In person, they may present confidently with their external appearance, presentation, and behaviour. Internally, they may be struggling with imposter syndrome, not feeling good enough, and perhaps unworthy. As a woman of colour, you may also be struggling to balance both your ethnic and cultural background with mainstream Western society.

What are some struggles you may experience if you have low self-esteem?

What are some possible explanations for why you have low self-esteem?

You may have grown up in a family where your parents were keen for you to excel in school, and they expected you to get top grades. When this didn’t happen, they may have yelled at you or expressed disappointment in you. In certain cultures, including the South Asian and particularly Indian communities, education is important, especially among parents who may have immigrated to a Western country. You may have internalised this criticism, and in your present day, your inner self-talk is critical when you think you should have done better.

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You may have experienced bullying as a student. You may have experienced discrimination due to your gender, age, physical appearance, sexuality, race, religion, or culture. As a result, you may feel like an outsider and that you don’t belong. This may also impact your identity. You may have experienced childhood abuse or trauma. Finally, you may be impacted by an abusive, toxic, unhealthy relationship.

How can counselling help?

What are some hesitations that may prevent you from accessing counselling?

How would your life be different if you had more self-esteem?

I offer individual in-person counselling sessions to women and youth and online counselling sessions. My in-person sessions are in Burnaby, and my online sessions are over Jane. 

Individual counselling session $140 for 50 minutes

Call 604-997-4757 and speak to me to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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If you are struggling with low self-esteem, please contact me