Self Esteem Counselling in Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

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Lauren Cortazzo
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, VIC 3192
I am an ACA Registered Holistic Counsellor and Mindset and Wellbeing Coach from Cheltenham, Bayside. I am dedicated to supporting you to mindfully move through big life changes, anxiety, self-doubt, ‘growing pains’ and burnout, and start cultivating better balance within your life and relationships. Through embracing an inside-out, holistic approach to your wellbeing, healing and personal development journey, get ready to become your own safe space and biggest supporter, aligning with your full power, confidence and potential.
I am an ACA Registered Holistic Counsellor and Mindset and Wellbeing Coach from Cheltenham, Bayside. I am dedicated to supporting you to mindfully move through big life changes, anxiety, self-doubt, ‘growing pains’ and burnout, and start cultivating better balance within your life and relationships. Through embracing an inside-out, holistic approach to your wellbeing, healing and personal development journey, get ready to become your own safe space and biggest supporter, aligning with your full power, confidence and potential.
(03) 7500 5780 View (03) 7500 5780
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BlueSkies Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Footscray, VIC 3011
We’re here to help you and your family overcome difficult experiences through children’s counselling and dyadic (parent and child) counselling in Melbourne. We offer Child-Centred Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Interplay Family Therapy, Filial Therapy and Kids Groups to help address children’s anxious behaviours, acting out behaviours, social difficulties, past traumas and more. We also offer Parent Counselling to support the important people in children’s lives - you!
We’re here to help you and your family overcome difficult experiences through children’s counselling and dyadic (parent and child) counselling in Melbourne. We offer Child-Centred Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Interplay Family Therapy, Filial Therapy and Kids Groups to help address children’s anxious behaviours, acting out behaviours, social difficulties, past traumas and more. We also offer Parent Counselling to support the important people in children’s lives - you!
(03) 9118 9024 View (03) 9118 9024
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Isabella Seddon
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204  (Online Only)
Isabella is an Australian based counsellor who has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). She adopts a warm and empathetic approach to therapy and mainly works to address anxiety-related issues with clients of all ages. This includes health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and generalised anxiety. She also can help with self-esteem issues, poor body-image, relationship difficulties and mood-related issues.
Isabella is an Australian based counsellor who has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). She adopts a warm and empathetic approach to therapy and mainly works to address anxiety-related issues with clients of all ages. This includes health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and generalised anxiety. She also can help with self-esteem issues, poor body-image, relationship difficulties and mood-related issues.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Auður Zoëga
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Hello there! I'm Auður, and I'm deeply committed to guiding individuals towards achieving lasting change and growth. My approach is rooted in an understanding of the significance of human relationships in shaping our well-being; I believe that many common issues we face are often linked to our past and present relationships. If you're grappling with overwhelming emotions, numbness, dissatisfaction, a lack of motivation, or a sense of helplessness, therapy offers a path to uncover the root causes behind these feelings and empowers you to take meaningful steps towards a more fulfilling life.
Hello there! I'm Auður, and I'm deeply committed to guiding individuals towards achieving lasting change and growth. My approach is rooted in an understanding of the significance of human relationships in shaping our well-being; I believe that many common issues we face are often linked to our past and present relationships. If you're grappling with overwhelming emotions, numbness, dissatisfaction, a lack of motivation, or a sense of helplessness, therapy offers a path to uncover the root causes behind these feelings and empowers you to take meaningful steps towards a more fulfilling life.
(03) 7003 2790 View (03) 7003 2790
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May Lai
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Doncaster, VIC 3108  (Online Only)
We have all been in situations that we wish were different. We want someone who listens respectfully, to support and encourage us to get through this situation stronger and to be proud of who we are. It can be reassuring to work with a professional therapist to help clarify our thoughts, who will provide tools to manage concerns and assist in putting a life plan in to action.
We have all been in situations that we wish were different. We want someone who listens respectfully, to support and encourage us to get through this situation stronger and to be proud of who we are. It can be reassuring to work with a professional therapist to help clarify our thoughts, who will provide tools to manage concerns and assist in putting a life plan in to action.
(02) 4504 0235 View (02) 4504 0235
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Kimera Morgan
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056  (Online Only)
Kimera is a registered counsellor and EMDR Practitioner who recognises that emotional and mental wellbeing are connected to various aspects of life including the quality of relationships, satisfaction experienced in work life, physical health, the dreams we have for our lives, and the self-belief to implement desired changes. In her work, Kimera takes a broader view, recognising the impact of capitalism, patriarchy, marginalisation, and how the social pressure of needing to do and be more, can impact mental health. Therefore, she values interconnectedness, compassion, acceptance, and nonjudgement in her therapeutic practice.
Kimera is a registered counsellor and EMDR Practitioner who recognises that emotional and mental wellbeing are connected to various aspects of life including the quality of relationships, satisfaction experienced in work life, physical health, the dreams we have for our lives, and the self-belief to implement desired changes. In her work, Kimera takes a broader view, recognising the impact of capitalism, patriarchy, marginalisation, and how the social pressure of needing to do and be more, can impact mental health. Therefore, she values interconnectedness, compassion, acceptance, and nonjudgement in her therapeutic practice.
(03) 7003 2909 View (03) 7003 2909
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Sydney Ruiz
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Coburg, VIC 3058
Hi! I'm a psychotherapist dedicated to helping people to achieve lasting change and growth. My approach is warm, non-judgmental, and supportive, providing a space for you to explore and experience whatever has been unmanageable alone. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, dealing with grief or loss, wanting to make positive changes, or discover your strengths, I will work collaboratively with you. I take an integrative approach, and care about every facet of your wellbeing. Nothing is irrelevant, and nothing is too silly or strange to express.
Hi! I'm a psychotherapist dedicated to helping people to achieve lasting change and growth. My approach is warm, non-judgmental, and supportive, providing a space for you to explore and experience whatever has been unmanageable alone. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, dealing with grief or loss, wanting to make positive changes, or discover your strengths, I will work collaboratively with you. I take an integrative approach, and care about every facet of your wellbeing. Nothing is irrelevant, and nothing is too silly or strange to express.
(03) 9111 2662 View (03) 9111 2662
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Claudia Allison Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist who works from a wholistic, trauma-informed, social justice framework. I believe that each client is unique and individual and I use a client-centred approach. It is important that you feel empowered and in control of the sessions which means that we will work together to find out what works for you and your needs. Areas I am particularly interested in are self-esteem and self-growth, trauma healing, managing anxiety and gender and sexuality exploration.
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist who works from a wholistic, trauma-informed, social justice framework. I believe that each client is unique and individual and I use a client-centred approach. It is important that you feel empowered and in control of the sessions which means that we will work together to find out what works for you and your needs. Areas I am particularly interested in are self-esteem and self-growth, trauma healing, managing anxiety and gender and sexuality exploration.
(03) 9344 1562 View (03) 9344 1562
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Lynette McKee - People Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Lynette is a registered Psychologist who provides telehealth support for adults with a wide range of presenting issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment difficulties and grief and loss. She is committed to providing a respectful, high quality, evidence-based psychological service that is adapted to each client’s personal situation, needs and strengths.
Lynette is a registered Psychologist who provides telehealth support for adults with a wide range of presenting issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment difficulties and grief and loss. She is committed to providing a respectful, high quality, evidence-based psychological service that is adapted to each client’s personal situation, needs and strengths.
(03) 7003 2804 View (03) 7003 2804
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Jake Potter
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, VIC 3071
The clients that I work with range from issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief & loss, stress, attachment, anger, self esteem, relationship issues, body image, self development, increased self awareness, self confidence, conflict and life purpose.
I am a registered Psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and have taught embodied therapeutic practice at Esalen Institute and throughout Australia and the United States for the past 6 years. My therapeutic approach draws on evidence-based practices such as Attachment Theory, Gestalt Therapy, Body-Oriented Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-based practice. Therapy with me is always grounded in a person-centred approach that sees you as a whole-person and I always work collaboratively with clients to create a therapy that is bespoke to your needs.
The clients that I work with range from issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief & loss, stress, attachment, anger, self esteem, relationship issues, body image, self development, increased self awareness, self confidence, conflict and life purpose.
I am a registered Psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and have taught embodied therapeutic practice at Esalen Institute and throughout Australia and the United States for the past 6 years. My therapeutic approach draws on evidence-based practices such as Attachment Theory, Gestalt Therapy, Body-Oriented Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-based practice. Therapy with me is always grounded in a person-centred approach that sees you as a whole-person and I always work collaboratively with clients to create a therapy that is bespoke to your needs.
(03) 7020 2730 View (03) 7020 2730
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Flourishing Executives Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186  (Online Only)
Are you facing personal or professional challenges impacting wellbeing? Struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, burnout, workplace stress, self-esteem, or confidence? Navigating major life transitions or relationship difficulties? Seeking support to overcome obstacles and improve circumstances? Are you someone who wants to achieve greater emotional stability, clarity, and resilience? Develop effective coping strategies and self-management skills? Cultivate a more positive and fulfilling mindset? Feel better mentally and physically, reclaim a sense of control? Then let me help you!
Are you facing personal or professional challenges impacting wellbeing? Struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, burnout, workplace stress, self-esteem, or confidence? Navigating major life transitions or relationship difficulties? Seeking support to overcome obstacles and improve circumstances? Are you someone who wants to achieve greater emotional stability, clarity, and resilience? Develop effective coping strategies and self-management skills? Cultivate a more positive and fulfilling mindset? Feel better mentally and physically, reclaim a sense of control? Then let me help you!
(03) 7003 2811 View (03) 7003 2811
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Carina Allen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Carina is Clinical Psychologist who works with both adolescents and adults experiencing a variety issues including anxiety, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, trauma, sleep, anger, body image concerns, attachment issues, stress management, and self-esteem concerns. Carina adopts a compassionate, warm and collaborative approach to therapy. She prioritises building a trusting and mutually respectful relationship to explore the needs and challenges of her clients. She provides a safe space for clients to understand themselves on a deeper level while feeling empowered to take steps to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Carina is Clinical Psychologist who works with both adolescents and adults experiencing a variety issues including anxiety, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, trauma, sleep, anger, body image concerns, attachment issues, stress management, and self-esteem concerns. Carina adopts a compassionate, warm and collaborative approach to therapy. She prioritises building a trusting and mutually respectful relationship to explore the needs and challenges of her clients. She provides a safe space for clients to understand themselves on a deeper level while feeling empowered to take steps to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
(03) 7003 2469 View (03) 7003 2469
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Kelsey Bennett
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Nunawading, VIC 3131
I am a level 3 ACA registered Counsellor and I work closely with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, traumatic stress, self-esteem issues and other life transitions.
I am a level 3 ACA registered Counsellor and I work closely with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, traumatic stress, self-esteem issues and other life transitions.
(03) 8203 5140 View (03) 8203 5140
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Genevieve Rix
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Genevieve Rix is a registered psychologist who brings an emotion-focused approach to working with adults. Genevieve provides psychological therapies for a range of mental health difficulties – including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship and social issues, low self-esteem and grief/loss. It is rare that a human being moves through their life without experiencing trauma and associated emotional pain. When emotional needs go unmet in the wake of trauma, our emotional pain is unlikely to resolve. Genevieve aims to provide a safe therapeutic space and alliance for clients to heal their emotional wounds.
Genevieve Rix is a registered psychologist who brings an emotion-focused approach to working with adults. Genevieve provides psychological therapies for a range of mental health difficulties – including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship and social issues, low self-esteem and grief/loss. It is rare that a human being moves through their life without experiencing trauma and associated emotional pain. When emotional needs go unmet in the wake of trauma, our emotional pain is unlikely to resolve. Genevieve aims to provide a safe therapeutic space and alliance for clients to heal their emotional wounds.
(03) 7003 2047 View (03) 7003 2047
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Content Mind
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
I place a strong emphasis on developing a relationship that allows clients to express themselves openly and honestly. I believe that by understanding our responses to our life experiences we can learn ways to effect change in all areas of our life. I want to promote clients’ strengths and focus on providing practical coping skills to assist this. Through my work I know change is possible and achievable for clients and they can live more fulfilling lives.
I place a strong emphasis on developing a relationship that allows clients to express themselves openly and honestly. I believe that by understanding our responses to our life experiences we can learn ways to effect change in all areas of our life. I want to promote clients’ strengths and focus on providing practical coping skills to assist this. Through my work I know change is possible and achievable for clients and they can live more fulfilling lives.
(03) 7003 2695 View (03) 7003 2695
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Lauren Cariss
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Welcome. I'm Lauren. I offer services to both children and adults. Prior to working in private practice, I worked in educational and forensic settings with a variety of clientele and different presenting challenges. I provide support with a broad range of issues such as reduced self-esteem, relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, family violence, separation/divorce and parenting. I commonly work with clients diagnosed with Autism/Aspergers and ADHD. I particularly enjoy working with people who are experiencing anxiety, and those requiring support in healing from childhood relational wounds, and parenting
Welcome. I'm Lauren. I offer services to both children and adults. Prior to working in private practice, I worked in educational and forensic settings with a variety of clientele and different presenting challenges. I provide support with a broad range of issues such as reduced self-esteem, relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, family violence, separation/divorce and parenting. I commonly work with clients diagnosed with Autism/Aspergers and ADHD. I particularly enjoy working with people who are experiencing anxiety, and those requiring support in healing from childhood relational wounds, and parenting
(03) 7500 5702 View (03) 7500 5702
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Living Dreams Disability Services
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Mulgrave, VIC 3170
Mel is welcoming and understanding and provides a client-centred approach to her sessions and works with various age groups, from children to late adulthood. Her professional expertise and interests include working with individuals with depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, OCD, sleep issues, low confidence and self-esteem, communication issues, and providing parenting education. Mel’s focus is to provide a confidential and safe space for individuals to feel comfortable exploring their challenges.
Mel is welcoming and understanding and provides a client-centred approach to her sessions and works with various age groups, from children to late adulthood. Her professional expertise and interests include working with individuals with depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, OCD, sleep issues, low confidence and self-esteem, communication issues, and providing parenting education. Mel’s focus is to provide a confidential and safe space for individuals to feel comfortable exploring their challenges.
(03) 7500 5773 View (03) 7500 5773
Kylie Dickers
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kew, VIC 3101
Kylie has experience working with first responders, veterans and, people experiencing family violence. She has also previously worked in a private psychiatric hospital developing and delivering group therapy programs to adults with a wide range of clinical needs. Areas of psychological counselling expertise and experience include grief and loss, stress, work-related problems, Depression, Anxiety, self-esteem issues, sleep difficulties, anger management, trauma, deliberate self-harm and suicidality as well as providing counselling and support to individuals experiencing, at risk of, or recovering from domestic or family violence.
Kylie has experience working with first responders, veterans and, people experiencing family violence. She has also previously worked in a private psychiatric hospital developing and delivering group therapy programs to adults with a wide range of clinical needs. Areas of psychological counselling expertise and experience include grief and loss, stress, work-related problems, Depression, Anxiety, self-esteem issues, sleep difficulties, anger management, trauma, deliberate self-harm and suicidality as well as providing counselling and support to individuals experiencing, at risk of, or recovering from domestic or family violence.
(03) 8657 4165 View (03) 8657 4165
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Sarah McMurtrie
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Camberwell, VIC 3124
Sarah approaches mental health holistically, having worked with individuals of all ages, couples, and families across diverse settings including community, school, corporate EAP, and private practice. With a focus on adolescents (16+) and adults, Sarah specializes in trauma recovery, both short and long-term. She views therapy as a catalyst for profound positive change, rooted in deep understanding and examination of experiences. Trained in Counselling Psychology, Sarah prioritizes building a therapeutic relationship founded on safety and respect.
Sarah approaches mental health holistically, having worked with individuals of all ages, couples, and families across diverse settings including community, school, corporate EAP, and private practice. With a focus on adolescents (16+) and adults, Sarah specializes in trauma recovery, both short and long-term. She views therapy as a catalyst for profound positive change, rooted in deep understanding and examination of experiences. Trained in Counselling Psychology, Sarah prioritizes building a therapeutic relationship founded on safety and respect.
(03) 7003 2405 View (03) 7003 2405
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Lauré Coulter
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Camberwell, VIC 3124
Lauré is a registered general psychologist working predominantly with adolescents, adults, and couples. She earned her postgraduate qualifications in South Africa and has experience across a wide range of psychological settings. With a gentle, person-centered approach, Lauré assists individuals grappling with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, and loss. She tailors therapy uniquely to her client's needs by drawing from various therapeutic modalities.
Lauré is a registered general psychologist working predominantly with adolescents, adults, and couples. She earned her postgraduate qualifications in South Africa and has experience across a wide range of psychological settings. With a gentle, person-centered approach, Lauré assists individuals grappling with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, and loss. She tailors therapy uniquely to her client's needs by drawing from various therapeutic modalities.
(03) 7003 2348 View (03) 7003 2348

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Self Esteem Counsellors

When should a person seek therapy for low self-esteem?

When self-esteem problems begin to disrupt the healthy daily functioning of an individual, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If a person finds that they are not engaging with friends for fear of being judged, not completing work assignments because they don’t think they’re capable, or not finding romantic love because they don’t feel they’re worthy of it, a therapist may be able to help.

What are the signs of low self-esteem?

Low self-esteem is a common issue that can affect a person's mental and emotional well-being. Some common signs of low self-esteem include negative self-talk, perfectionism, social anxiety, difficulty making decisions, an inability to set boundaries, people-pleasing, and others. A lack of belief in oneself or one’s abilities and a feeling of not being worthy or deserving underlie most of these characteristics.

What causes low self-esteem?

Feelings of low self-worth can begin in childhood or adulthood. Being raised by a highly critical parent or growing up feeling constant disapproval can stay with a person well into adulthood. Specific issues in adulthood may also be a cause of low self-esteem. An unhappy relationship, a dysfunctional work or school experience can impact a person’s feelings of self-worth.

How can therapy improve self-esteem?

Therapists can help identify negative thought patterns that keep the client stuck in a loop of destructive self-talk and develop coping skills to change the voice in their head. A therapist can help with goal-setting, so that clients are better able to stay on task and build confidence from successfully completing work they’re proud of. Coaching a client on how to better communicate can improve relationships. These skills can result in someone with low self-esteem feeling empowered and living with less fear.