Self-esteem is really important in enabling us to feel confident, comfortable and happy throughout our life. It is especially important in the workplace, where you are often required to leave your comfort zone, or tackle new challenges. If you do not feel confident at work, these situations can become a whole lot more difficult and can prevent you from reaching your potential.
You may be really struggling with your self-esteem in that you are feeling extremely anxious and inadequate at work, leading you to dread going to work or to avoid certain tasks that are set for you. However, self-esteem difficulties can also be experienced as just a slight annoyance, in that you can still do everything that is required of you but you do it with great stress, anxiety or difficulty. Experiencing low self-esteem can also make it difficult to find a new job, as it could be causing you to feel nervous in interviews and consequently affect your chances of doing well.
On the other hand, you may already feel happy, confident and positive about yourself and the work that you do, but want to further improve in a certain area. You may be working towards a promotion or a more challenging role at work, or you may just want to get better results in the work that you are currently doing. Seeking support from a professional does not always mean that you have a problem you need help with, it can be a way to become the best person that you can be – both in your personal, and within your work life.
If you are wanting to increase your self-esteem or self-development, it can be a lot easier with the initiation, support and strategies provided by a professional. There are a number of VCPS practitioners that specialise in workplace concerns and development, and can assist you in your journey towards success.
Some specific ways that a VCPS practitioner can assist you include: