Self-esteem, also known as self-worth or self-respect, is the opinion people have of themselves. In other words, how much you like yourself. Your self-esteem is based on the beliefs you have about yourself, such as how you look, how you feel and how you gauge your personal successes or failures.
These beliefs are usually rooted in our historic experiences – we form ideas about our self when we hear critical messages, or are bullied, neglected, rejected, humiliated etc.
Therapy can help by identifying the source of your beliefs, and reframing them in a more realistic way. Freeing you to shed that critical internal dialogue, knowing that you ARE good enough!