People with low self esteem quite often think, “I am a bad person”. I’m finding that a powerful question to explore is, “So what would a good person do?”.
The answers are often surprising. Sometimes it questions the notions of “good” and “bad”. Sometimes these personal definitions are how other people expect us to be. It takes time to develop these themes with clients, but the resolution after therapy tends to be, “I am a good person”.
The paths to the end are varied and inspiring, and the conclusion is one of the many reasons I love counselling. I’m privileged that people allow me to be part of this realisation, and that realisation keeps alive my belief that for the most part people are capable of wonderful things.
If you have self esteem issues, we just might be able to work together to help you.