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Self-Esteem Counselling Calgary

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What is low self-esteem
After a setback, it’s tough not to be hard on yourself. But for some, low self-esteem is a persistent feeling that haunts them with the constant reminder:
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Low self-esteem is not just an internal problem; it impacts your everyday life. Limiting beliefs hold you back from developing healthy relationships, pursuing your passions, and becoming the best version of yourself.
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“YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH”. It’s a negative sentiment people feel about themselves, and it follows them wherever they go.
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If you have low self-esteem, you may feel like you’re never enough. You worry that you don’t deserve the love other people give you, and your inner voice is constantly criticizing you.
So, what is self-esteem? It’s the way you perceive yourself. Self-esteem refers to the beliefs you hold about your value, abilities, and worth. The key word here is “self”; it’s about how you feel about yourself.

Do you struggle with low self-esteem? At One Life, we offer effective counselling treatments that help you see your worth and break negative thought patterns. Here’s how we can help:

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What Causes Low Self-Esteem?

Some people seem to have it all figured out—from a distance, they appear to have a perfect life. But low self-esteem is more common than you might think. According to a recent survey, low self-esteem affects up to 85% of people worldwide. 

All kinds of factors influence the way we think about ourselves; it’s difficult to pinpoint just one cause, and the answers are different for everybody.
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  • Stressful life events
  • Family trauma
  • Inferiority complex
  • Work stress
  • The end of a relationship
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Medical issues
  • Perfectionism
With counselling services, you can learn why you deal with low self-worth. Create a healthier relationship with yourself—one that’s built on love, compassion, and acceptance. 
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What Are Some of the Symptoms of Low Self-Esteem?

Low self-esteem can affect many aspects of your life. It can hinder your performance at work or school, interfere with your relationships, and rob you of the happiness you deserve. 

How do you see yourself? If you struggle with low self-esteem, you might:
  • Diminish your accomplishments
  • Feel inadequate
  • Struggle to build healthy relationships
  • Deal with depression or anxiety
  • Criticize yourself harshly for your mistakes
  • Believe that you are not worthy of being loved
  • Overthink what others are thinking
Your self-perception is as unique as you are. We’ve listed the most common symptoms above, but low self-esteem looks different for everyone. If you’re concerned you may deal with this issue, we recommend talking to a therapist.

Can Counselling Help With Low Self-Esteem?

Have you struggled with a lack of confidence for years? You might feel stuck—like your mind is unchangeable.  But you aren’t doomed to deal with low self-worth or negative self-talk. Through counselling, you can learn how to challenge your inner dialogue and build self-esteem.  Healthy self-esteem is within your reach. It’s entirely possible to overcome negative beliefs and create a positive sense of self. The first step is finding a professional therapist. Through counselling, you can:
  • Challenge negative self-talk
  • Let go of the old image of yourself
  • Learn to forgive yourself
  • Build your self-esteem and confidence
  • Create healthy relationships
Relationships take work, from the ones you have with your parents to your colleagues at work. But how much time and effort do you put into the relationship with yourself? Improve your confidence and develop a more positive outlook with self-esteem counselling.

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What Therapy Is Used for Self-Esteem?

Low self-esteem rarely resolves itself on its own. Without help, it will continue to negatively impact your life. Change the way you perceive yourself with our counselling services

At One Life, we offer self-esteem counselling in Calgary, AB. Through professional treatment, a therapist can help you identify the cause of your self-esteem issues. 

From there, you can explore the thought patterns and behaviours that contribute to the problem. Then, you can learn new coping strategies to challenge those beliefs and recognize your worth.

What Kind of Therapist Do I Need for Low Self-Esteem?

The right therapist is different for everyone.  When you contact One Life Counselling & Coaching, we hand-pick the best psychotherapist for your needs. 

With our team of highly skilled and educated therapists, we’ll find a counsellor who resonates and connects with you.

We customize and tailor your treatment to meet your needs and address your concerns. With this approach, we integrate a variety of theories and methodologies to help you address and overcome low self-esteem. 

How Can I Rebuild My Self-Esteem?

Your limiting beliefs are holding you back, and you’re ready to overcome them. How do you do it?

You know counselling can help. But if you’re looking for a way to start right now, here’s one exercise you can try:

Imagine that instead of talking to yourself, you were talking to a close friend. How would you respond if they told you the same thoughts you have about yourself? Most likely, you would show them compassion and support. 

Now, try to treat yourself with the same love and respect that you give to others. It’s more powerful than you think.

Through self-esteem counselling, you’ll receive the professional help you need to build confidence and improve your self-esteem. 

With the right support, you can reach a point where you have secure self-esteem. You’ll be your authentic self and won’t be held back by a lack of confidence. When you make mistakes, you’ll recognize what went wrong and forgive yourself. You’ll feel comfortable communicating your boundaries and pursuing your passions. 

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Virtual or In-Person Counselling

Can’t make it to the office? No problem. Whether you prefer online or in-person treatment, we’re here to help.  Interested in online counselling? We offer a secure video platform to accommodate clients that can’t make it to the office or prefer to receive treatment at home. 
If you’re seeking virtual counselling, we’ll be happy to arrange it for you. 

Schedule Self-Esteem Counselling in Calgary, AB Today

Do you struggle with negative thoughts and low self-worth? Is it difficult for you to accept the love others give you? Do you feel like a lack of confidence is holding you back in life?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, self-esteem counselling might be the right fit for you. At One Life Counselling & Coaching, we offer the support services you’re looking for. 

Don’t just live your life—thrive by seeking the support you need. You’ll learn to recognize your value and build a positive perception of yourself. 

The start of your journey is just a phone call or email away.
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Rates and Insurance


Individual Sessions

(60 minutes)
$220 + GST
Per Session

Couples Sessions
(Recommended first 4-6 sessions)

(90 minutes)
$330 + GST
Per Session

Maintenance Couples Counselling
Follow-up or Maintenance

(60 minutes)
$220 + GST
Per Session


(60 minutes)
$220 + GST
Per Session

If being able to use your insurance benefits is an important factor in your selection, our team would be happy to recommend one of our therapists who's services are covered by most insurance plans. Please be sure to confirm in advance if insurance coverage is preferred.

Our standard fees are aligned with the recommended fee schedule from the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta. However, we offer the added value of 60-minute sessions in contrast to the recommended 50-minute session for this fee.

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