Guilt and Shame
Do you have constant uncomfortable feelings of being unworthy, bad or wrong?
Do you have a very negative feeling or embarrassment about an act you’ve committed?
Do you feel you are being shamed by peers or by society in general or experiencing it in secret?
Is your unresolved shame or guilt leading to feelings of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem?
Shame or guilt may also be a symptom of some mental health diagnoses – for example body dysmorphia, or the product of a traumatic experience such as rape or sexual assault. Living with shame/guilt, regardless of the its source can be a lonely and demoralising experience.
There is hope. There are effective, evidenced based treatments for dealing with both shame and/or guilt.
There is a lot we can do to support, guide and assist you to improve your ability to cope and manage these problems. Family therapy may also be a very good way dealing with situations as a group rather than as individuals. To find out more about how Northside Psychology may be able to help, get in touch with our team here.