Self-esteem is the way we perceive and value ourselves. This can be influenced by lots of different things, from our childhoods to life events. When we have low self-esteem we can see both ourselves and the world around us in a negative light. We may feel unhappy and find it more difficult to cope with challenges when they come up. Over time low self-esteem can have a negative impact on your mental health. You may also find having certain mental health conditions impacts your self-esteem. There are many causes that contribute to feelings of low self-worth including being bullied, body image issues, declining health issues, social media impacts, experiencing abuse, discrimination, loss of job, ongoing stress, difficulties at work/school, financial worries, etc. Nicole has worked with individuals of all ages to address issues impacting self-esteem and self-worth utilising the most appropriate therapeutic model on a case-by-case basis.