Self Esteem Counselling in Cambridge

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Han Bestwick
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Han and I use she/they pronouns. I welcome anyone to my therapy room who wants a safe space to talk things through. I have supported people to explore their identities, navigate coming out, and to get to know who they are. I have worked with people who are already out and those who have yet to find the language to name their experience. You may be someone who already knows who you are but are experiencing some other difficulties in your life. If this is you, it can be helpful to have a therapist who already accepts your identity so that you can you can explore these other topics without having to explain it.
Hello, my name is Han and I use she/they pronouns. I welcome anyone to my therapy room who wants a safe space to talk things through. I have supported people to explore their identities, navigate coming out, and to get to know who they are. I have worked with people who are already out and those who have yet to find the language to name their experience. You may be someone who already knows who you are but are experiencing some other difficulties in your life. If this is you, it can be helpful to have a therapist who already accepts your identity so that you can you can explore these other topics without having to explain it.
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Dr Lynsey Kelly | Young Adults | Self Esteem | Trauma | Anxiety | Depression
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
I use a very effective combination of approaches: cognitive analytic therapy to work with your relationships, EMDR to resolve stuck feelings & memories, & compassion focussed therapy for shame & low self esteem.
You feel so alone. You don’t like yourself much. You get stuck in thought spirals, and can't stop thinking about horrible memories you'd rather forget. You can be easily irritated, or feel lost and distant from others. You aren't sleeping well. You don’t fit in, and worry if others knew the real you, they wouldn’t want to be your friend. You feel you worry too much about what others think of you. Life feels overwhelming and like it’s slipping out of control.
I use a very effective combination of approaches: cognitive analytic therapy to work with your relationships, EMDR to resolve stuck feelings & memories, & compassion focussed therapy for shame & low self esteem.
You feel so alone. You don’t like yourself much. You get stuck in thought spirals, and can't stop thinking about horrible memories you'd rather forget. You can be easily irritated, or feel lost and distant from others. You aren't sleeping well. You don’t fit in, and worry if others knew the real you, they wouldn’t want to be your friend. You feel you worry too much about what others think of you. Life feels overwhelming and like it’s slipping out of control.
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Amanda Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
I specialise in supporting adults (18+) to recover from anxiety disorders predominantly using CBT with ERP for OCD (e.g. panic disorder/panic attacks, agoraphobia, emetophobia and other phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, OCD, etc.), and low self-esteem and low mood/depression using recovery focused psychotherapy.
I specialise in supporting adults (18+) to recover from anxiety disorders predominantly using CBT with ERP for OCD (e.g. panic disorder/panic attacks, agoraphobia, emetophobia and other phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, OCD, etc.), and low self-esteem and low mood/depression using recovery focused psychotherapy.
01223 734681 View 01223 734681
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Ruth Parchment
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
As a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist I have worked in various NHS and private settings: Anxiety, Depression, Panic, OCD, PTSD, Trauma, Perfectionism, Worry and Low Self Esteem are difficulties I regularly work with. Cultural sensitivity and diversity is important, including: Physical Health, LGBTQIA+, Ethnicity, Religion & other differences. I work with adults, young people and facilitate CBT groups (recently for social anxiety and also substance misuse). I'm open-minded, friendly, warm and approachable. I will help you learn useful strategies, tools and techniques; alongside providing space to process & understand yourself better
As a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist I have worked in various NHS and private settings: Anxiety, Depression, Panic, OCD, PTSD, Trauma, Perfectionism, Worry and Low Self Esteem are difficulties I regularly work with. Cultural sensitivity and diversity is important, including: Physical Health, LGBTQIA+, Ethnicity, Religion & other differences. I work with adults, young people and facilitate CBT groups (recently for social anxiety and also substance misuse). I'm open-minded, friendly, warm and approachable. I will help you learn useful strategies, tools and techniques; alongside providing space to process & understand yourself better
01223 941616 View 01223 941616
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Rachael Collier
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
We all deserve to have a life that we feel secure in and a future that we can look forward to. But in reality there are times when this simply isn't the case. And so we seek therapy. It might be for help with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. Or a little nagging voice at the back of the mind that says that now is the right time to talk to someone.  Or something quite clear and traumatic has happened. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that is affecting you.
We all deserve to have a life that we feel secure in and a future that we can look forward to. But in reality there are times when this simply isn't the case. And so we seek therapy. It might be for help with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. Or a little nagging voice at the back of the mind that says that now is the right time to talk to someone.  Or something quite clear and traumatic has happened. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that is affecting you.
01284 331071 View 01284 331071
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P. Damien Shann
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1
Welcome! If you have arrived here at my page I imagine it is because you have been experiencing distress or personal difficulties, and that you are therefore seeking some help. It may also be that you are seeking a deeper understanding of your relationships, or of your life as a whole. People come to me for many reasons. You may be experiencing anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship problems, depression, addiction, low self-esteem or something you can’t quite grasp but that is troubling you. I have a wide and deep experience of working successfully with people with differing issues and from differing backgrounds.
Welcome! If you have arrived here at my page I imagine it is because you have been experiencing distress or personal difficulties, and that you are therefore seeking some help. It may also be that you are seeking a deeper understanding of your relationships, or of your life as a whole. People come to me for many reasons. You may be experiencing anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship problems, depression, addiction, low self-esteem or something you can’t quite grasp but that is troubling you. I have a wide and deep experience of working successfully with people with differing issues and from differing backgrounds.
01502 442912 View 01502 442912
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Melanie Cawthorn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1
Are you struggling with: Depression? A difficult life change? Grief/Bereavement? Relationship struggles? Mental health and wellbeing? Low self-esteem? Panic? Trauma? Anxiety? OCD? Post-Natal Depression? Social Anxiety? Life/Role transitions that have resulted in you feeling depressed? I believe that I am open-minded and non-judgemental, warm and approachable, with a strong sense of empathy and compassion. I have over 30 years of experience in mental health within the NHS. I am a tutor and supervisor within Universities, the NHS and privately.
Are you struggling with: Depression? A difficult life change? Grief/Bereavement? Relationship struggles? Mental health and wellbeing? Low self-esteem? Panic? Trauma? Anxiety? OCD? Post-Natal Depression? Social Anxiety? Life/Role transitions that have resulted in you feeling depressed? I believe that I am open-minded and non-judgemental, warm and approachable, with a strong sense of empathy and compassion. I have over 30 years of experience in mental health within the NHS. I am a tutor and supervisor within Universities, the NHS and privately.
01780 430743 View 01780 430743
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Matt Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB3
At some point in life, most of us long for new ways of being. This can be brought on through a period of depression, anxiety, traumatic past events, relationship problems, or grief and loss. Many of my clients have never seen a therapist before and I recognise that choosing to do so is a big decision. It often comes from a realisation that now is the time to take a pause, to reflect and to invest in oneself. For couples counselling, I know that navigating the complexities of our relationships can be challenging - humans are complex - two of us together is more complex! Having space to talk and be heard is a good place to start.
At some point in life, most of us long for new ways of being. This can be brought on through a period of depression, anxiety, traumatic past events, relationship problems, or grief and loss. Many of my clients have never seen a therapist before and I recognise that choosing to do so is a big decision. It often comes from a realisation that now is the time to take a pause, to reflect and to invest in oneself. For couples counselling, I know that navigating the complexities of our relationships can be challenging - humans are complex - two of us together is more complex! Having space to talk and be heard is a good place to start.
01480 773566 View 01480 773566
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Sarah Briggs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1
Hi, my name is Sarah and I understand life can bring many challenges and difficulties and you sometimes need to reach out to someone for support. I can be there for you to share these experiences without judgement o and help you make sense of what is happening now or what has happened in the past . I provide a calm, safe space, in which you can feel open to exploring what is going on with you and how you are feeling. Together we can look at your life and experiences and how they may they have shaped the person you are today and whether this has any influence on why you might be struggling now.
Hi, my name is Sarah and I understand life can bring many challenges and difficulties and you sometimes need to reach out to someone for support. I can be there for you to share these experiences without judgement o and help you make sense of what is happening now or what has happened in the past . I provide a calm, safe space, in which you can feel open to exploring what is going on with you and how you are feeling. Together we can look at your life and experiences and how they may they have shaped the person you are today and whether this has any influence on why you might be struggling now.
01638 590917 View 01638 590917
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Jo Clarke
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Jo. I offer counselling in a safe, confidential environment for you to discuss any thoughts, feelings or behaviour that you are finding difficult. Together we can talk about what you are experiencing, giving you time to process your thoughts, feelings and emotions to identify the root causes, explore better ways of coping or to make changes. Recognising that we are all individual, with different experiences, I work using an integrative approach drawing on a range of skills and techniques to tailor my counselling sessions to meet your needs.
Hi, I'm Jo. I offer counselling in a safe, confidential environment for you to discuss any thoughts, feelings or behaviour that you are finding difficult. Together we can talk about what you are experiencing, giving you time to process your thoughts, feelings and emotions to identify the root causes, explore better ways of coping or to make changes. Recognising that we are all individual, with different experiences, I work using an integrative approach drawing on a range of skills and techniques to tailor my counselling sessions to meet your needs.
01799 619981 View 01799 619981
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Linda McConnachie
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
I run a successful private practice in Beeston in Nottinghamshire and work relationally and empathically with people from all walks of life. I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor offering individual and group Supervision. If you’re facing distressing or traumatic experiences, I can support you explore your thoughts and feelings to make sense of what's going on and consider how things can change. I work on a short or longer term basis. I know that, sometimes, talking can be difficult; our unconscious thoughts get in the way of change and I’m able to offer body or creative therapeutic solutions as well.
I run a successful private practice in Beeston in Nottinghamshire and work relationally and empathically with people from all walks of life. I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor offering individual and group Supervision. If you’re facing distressing or traumatic experiences, I can support you explore your thoughts and feelings to make sense of what's going on and consider how things can change. I work on a short or longer term basis. I know that, sometimes, talking can be difficult; our unconscious thoughts get in the way of change and I’m able to offer body or creative therapeutic solutions as well.
0115 697 1078 View 0115 697 1078
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Laura Butler Psychological Therapy Ltd.
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
Are you fed up of feeling anxious, stressed or low in mood? Are you struggling with a trauma that has affected your life? Or would your child or teenager benefit from some therapeutic support? Invest in your or your families' mental health and be able to start living the life you would like to. We have no waiting lists, sessions available weekdays, evenings and weekends, a choice of therapists who work from different therapeutic approaches and with adults, young people or children. All of our sessions are remote meaning that you can conveniently fit them into your life and from the comfort of your own home.
Are you fed up of feeling anxious, stressed or low in mood? Are you struggling with a trauma that has affected your life? Or would your child or teenager benefit from some therapeutic support? Invest in your or your families' mental health and be able to start living the life you would like to. We have no waiting lists, sessions available weekdays, evenings and weekends, a choice of therapists who work from different therapeutic approaches and with adults, young people or children. All of our sessions are remote meaning that you can conveniently fit them into your life and from the comfort of your own home.
01245 945426 View 01245 945426
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Mina Minozzi
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
Understanding your child's feelings and how to respond can be challenging, especially if you were not parented that way. Your child might be experiencing bullying, a lack of confidence, exam stress, social or school anxiety. As an empathetic, experienced child emotion specialist and author, I provide online emotion coaching and teach effective coping strategies. I help build your child's resilience, learn important social skills, and boost their self-esteem. Through my sessions, your child will gain valuable emotional intelligence knowledge and emotion management techniques that have a positive, lasting impact on their future.
Understanding your child's feelings and how to respond can be challenging, especially if you were not parented that way. Your child might be experiencing bullying, a lack of confidence, exam stress, social or school anxiety. As an empathetic, experienced child emotion specialist and author, I provide online emotion coaching and teach effective coping strategies. I help build your child's resilience, learn important social skills, and boost their self-esteem. Through my sessions, your child will gain valuable emotional intelligence knowledge and emotion management techniques that have a positive, lasting impact on their future.
020 3675 0456 View 020 3675 0456
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Linda Shedden
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
Hi, how are you? Are you feeling stressed, perhaps a little depressed/low mood, or suffering with low self esteem, fear or issues such as anxiety ( including generalised anxiety disorder) anger? Panic attacks, self-harming, it might be that life has been just difficult to manage: relationships, childhood trauma, bereavement. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help.
Hi, how are you? Are you feeling stressed, perhaps a little depressed/low mood, or suffering with low self esteem, fear or issues such as anxiety ( including generalised anxiety disorder) anger? Panic attacks, self-harming, it might be that life has been just difficult to manage: relationships, childhood trauma, bereavement. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help.
01353 883258 View 01353 883258
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Katherine Warburton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
Like the lotus flower, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of darkness and radiate into the world'. If you're looking to manage anxiety, improve self esteem or find a way through a difficult trauma, I can support you and will work at a pace that suits you. I value each persons individual experience. I have 12 years experience of supporting people in a wide range of settings. I am passionate about providing a compassionate, safe space to talk to explore your issues and work collaboratively to gain a shared understanding of your experience and support you in developing healthier, alternative coping strategies.
Like the lotus flower, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of darkness and radiate into the world'. If you're looking to manage anxiety, improve self esteem or find a way through a difficult trauma, I can support you and will work at a pace that suits you. I value each persons individual experience. I have 12 years experience of supporting people in a wide range of settings. I am passionate about providing a compassionate, safe space to talk to explore your issues and work collaboratively to gain a shared understanding of your experience and support you in developing healthier, alternative coping strategies.
01603 361208 View 01603 361208
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Luke Reynolds
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
My main areas of experience are in addiction, Trauma, destructive relationships, anxiety, low self esteem and lack of meaning.
I am a registered psychotherapist with a private practice in central Cambridge. Offering a space which is safe and non-judgemental. Where we can explore together what is happening with you and what in your life has left you feeling anxious, depressed, sad, angry, low in self-esteem, empty or distressed. Through working together we will try to understand how these feelings are manifesting in your life be it through addiction, social anxiety, or destructive relationships. And endeavour to bring you to a place where you feel comfort and understanding in and of yourself.
My main areas of experience are in addiction, Trauma, destructive relationships, anxiety, low self esteem and lack of meaning.
I am a registered psychotherapist with a private practice in central Cambridge. Offering a space which is safe and non-judgemental. Where we can explore together what is happening with you and what in your life has left you feeling anxious, depressed, sad, angry, low in self-esteem, empty or distressed. Through working together we will try to understand how these feelings are manifesting in your life be it through addiction, social anxiety, or destructive relationships. And endeavour to bring you to a place where you feel comfort and understanding in and of yourself.
020 3823 6631 View 020 3823 6631
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Re-Mind Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB2
Are you going through a difficult time, experiencing feelings that are challenging and would like to explore them in a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space? I work with clients for an array of different reasons, from childhood trauma, relationship, family issues, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression issues through to professional, motivational issues. Helping clients to sort out what isn't working in their lives and to gain personal and or professional growth.
Are you going through a difficult time, experiencing feelings that are challenging and would like to explore them in a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space? I work with clients for an array of different reasons, from childhood trauma, relationship, family issues, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression issues through to professional, motivational issues. Helping clients to sort out what isn't working in their lives and to gain personal and or professional growth.
01223 658796 View 01223 658796
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Katie Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB24  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety or Depression? Do you feel you self esteem is affected by your difficulties ? If you are feeling alone or overwhelmed by it all I’m here to help. I have over 13 years experience treating a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties. I provide a confidential and compassionate space for you to talk about your difficulties without judgement. I will help you work out your goals for therapy during an assessment of needs and together we will form a treatment plan that suits you.
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety or Depression? Do you feel you self esteem is affected by your difficulties ? If you are feeling alone or overwhelmed by it all I’m here to help. I have over 13 years experience treating a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties. I provide a confidential and compassionate space for you to talk about your difficulties without judgement. I will help you work out your goals for therapy during an assessment of needs and together we will form a treatment plan that suits you.
020 8138 8751 View 020 8138 8751
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Leiya Lemkey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC Registered Psychologist who has Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I received my Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham in 2019. I have experiencing working in both the NHS and Private Sector.
I am an HCPC Registered Psychologist who has Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I received my Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham in 2019. I have experiencing working in both the NHS and Private Sector.
01223 679867 View 01223 679867
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Anne L Ryan
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB5
If you feel your self esteem is low, and your confidence has been upset by recent distressing events, body psychotherapy can help you to build your sense of self.
My work centres around trauma, developmental trauma, emotional neglect, the highly sensitive person and the capacity to understand and express feelings and emotions. Through working with body awareness, somatically and with mindfulness breathing, you will come to understand how these feelings arise and why your body responds and behaves in the way it does; why you say things and act as you do. As you become aware of the effect of this on yourself and others, you can make informed decisions and choices on how to change this so that you live your life fully and authentically to reach its full potential.
If you feel your self esteem is low, and your confidence has been upset by recent distressing events, body psychotherapy can help you to build your sense of self.
My work centres around trauma, developmental trauma, emotional neglect, the highly sensitive person and the capacity to understand and express feelings and emotions. Through working with body awareness, somatically and with mindfulness breathing, you will come to understand how these feelings arise and why your body responds and behaves in the way it does; why you say things and act as you do. As you become aware of the effect of this on yourself and others, you can make informed decisions and choices on how to change this so that you live your life fully and authentically to reach its full potential.
01223 658145 View 01223 658145

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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.