Self Esteem Counselling in Exeter

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Photo of Nathan Mark Worsfold, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Nathan Mark Worsfold
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX4
Young people experience a range of challenges and expectations that can make day to day living difficult such as low self esteem, peer pressure, anxiety, phobias, changing and low moods.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
Young people experience a range of challenges and expectations that can make day to day living difficult such as low self esteem, peer pressure, anxiety, phobias, changing and low moods.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with experience helping young people with the challenges they face such as anxiety, gender identity, social difficulties and exam pressure. I have experience with a local young persons charity and have undertaken training in Autism.
01626 242915 View 01626 242915
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Liz Spencer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX1
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
01392 321474 View 01392 321474
Photo of Sarah Lane MBACP Counselling & Mindfulness, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Sarah Lane MBACP Counselling & Mindfulness
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX4
I offer affordable integrative counselling, which helps with overcoming difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem, bereavement and relationship issues. You may be lacking direction in your life at the moment, it may seem meaningless or you might feel low in confidence. Perhaps you are looking to find some clarity around what's important to you and to explore how you can bring more of this into your life? Or maybe you want to improve how you feel about yourself? Or perhaps you need a warm and compassionate space where you can fully feel your grief to be able to start to move forwards in life again?
I offer affordable integrative counselling, which helps with overcoming difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem, bereavement and relationship issues. You may be lacking direction in your life at the moment, it may seem meaningless or you might feel low in confidence. Perhaps you are looking to find some clarity around what's important to you and to explore how you can bring more of this into your life? Or maybe you want to improve how you feel about yourself? Or perhaps you need a warm and compassionate space where you can fully feel your grief to be able to start to move forwards in life again?
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Nicola Dunn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX4
I’m a calm, empathic, and non-judgemental counsellor providing a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. My role is to support you through this process; I won’t be making judgements, giving you advice, or solving problems. Counselling can help you to understand yourself, accept yourself, and find a way to move forwards. I have experience of working with people with a variety of mental health challenges who’ve accessed counselling for anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, stress including work related stress, family issues, relationship break-ups, and abuse.
I’m a calm, empathic, and non-judgemental counsellor providing a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. My role is to support you through this process; I won’t be making judgements, giving you advice, or solving problems. Counselling can help you to understand yourself, accept yourself, and find a way to move forwards. I have experience of working with people with a variety of mental health challenges who’ve accessed counselling for anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, stress including work related stress, family issues, relationship break-ups, and abuse.
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Photo of Hayley Moll - Acorn to Oak Therapy , Psychotherapist in Exeter, England
Hayley Moll - Acorn to Oak Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX1
I'm Hayley, an intuitive and compassionate Therapist. I specialise in any relationship/communication issues, self confidence & self esteem. When difficulties, loss and breakdowns happen in our relationships. It can affect our well-being and ability to function. I am a fully registered member of the BACP. I have a range of experience working for a local mental health charity and with the NHS.
I'm Hayley, an intuitive and compassionate Therapist. I specialise in any relationship/communication issues, self confidence & self esteem. When difficulties, loss and breakdowns happen in our relationships. It can affect our well-being and ability to function. I am a fully registered member of the BACP. I have a range of experience working for a local mental health charity and with the NHS.
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Photo of Charlotte Bohan Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Charlotte Bohan Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Exeter EX4
You may be experiencing a mental health difficulty, wanting to work through Trauma, low self esteem or your own emotions in a safe way. Within my practice you can be supported non judgementally to move towards your change within the therapeutic relationship- keeping you at it's heart. I am a kind and honest therapist who is engaged in the work with you. I offer longer term work, this might mean exploring gender, a loss or life direction. I work with anxiety, depression, phobia's, which for some people might be short term work, within my practice this is something I offer. I hold a safe place for change for adults 18+.
You may be experiencing a mental health difficulty, wanting to work through Trauma, low self esteem or your own emotions in a safe way. Within my practice you can be supported non judgementally to move towards your change within the therapeutic relationship- keeping you at it's heart. I am a kind and honest therapist who is engaged in the work with you. I offer longer term work, this might mean exploring gender, a loss or life direction. I work with anxiety, depression, phobia's, which for some people might be short term work, within my practice this is something I offer. I hold a safe place for change for adults 18+.
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Photo of Laura Jayne Sollis, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Laura Jayne Sollis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX4  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Perhaps worry, lack of confidence or low self esteem is having a negative effect on your life, causing you to feel isolated and alone. Talking to loved one about what we are experiencing can feel difficult, we worry that we are putting to much on them or we don't want them to worry about us. Talking to a counsellor can be really helpful at these times and can show a way forward. However I understand that a good counselling relationship is vital to support you in moving toward your goals.
Do you feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Perhaps worry, lack of confidence or low self esteem is having a negative effect on your life, causing you to feel isolated and alone. Talking to loved one about what we are experiencing can feel difficult, we worry that we are putting to much on them or we don't want them to worry about us. Talking to a counsellor can be really helpful at these times and can show a way forward. However I understand that a good counselling relationship is vital to support you in moving toward your goals.
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Lisa Scarborough Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX4
I am passionate about wanting to help people reach their true potential and live as authentically as possible. I believe this to be at the core of being happy. I can offer you counselling support for the following : *Anxiety *ADHD *Panic attacks *Depression *PMS self-care and coping strategies *Menopause *Perimenopause *Health issues *Motivation *Insomnia *Social phobia *Low confidence and self-esteem *Body Issues *Self expression *Your creative self *Loneliness *Hoarding *Loss and letting go *Bereavement *Relationships *Family issues *Stress -work and exam stress *Making difficult life choices *Carers
I am passionate about wanting to help people reach their true potential and live as authentically as possible. I believe this to be at the core of being happy. I can offer you counselling support for the following : *Anxiety *ADHD *Panic attacks *Depression *PMS self-care and coping strategies *Menopause *Perimenopause *Health issues *Motivation *Insomnia *Social phobia *Low confidence and self-esteem *Body Issues *Self expression *Your creative self *Loneliness *Hoarding *Loss and letting go *Bereavement *Relationships *Family issues *Stress -work and exam stress *Making difficult life choices *Carers
01626 242335 View 01626 242335
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Hannah Speirs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX3  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. If you are looking at this, I imagine you have reached a point in your life where you feel something needs to change. Maybe you are experiencing difficult emotions, relationship problems or unhelpful behaviour patterns. Perhaps you feel stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, angry, low or stressed. Whatever you are going through at the moment, I offer a compassionate, warm and accepting space where you can safely explore your difficulties. You can expect to feel fully supported whilst developing a better understanding of yourself, and working towards making positive effective changes.
Hello and welcome. If you are looking at this, I imagine you have reached a point in your life where you feel something needs to change. Maybe you are experiencing difficult emotions, relationship problems or unhelpful behaviour patterns. Perhaps you feel stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, angry, low or stressed. Whatever you are going through at the moment, I offer a compassionate, warm and accepting space where you can safely explore your difficulties. You can expect to feel fully supported whilst developing a better understanding of yourself, and working towards making positive effective changes.
07942 374316 View 07942 374316
Photo of Dannie Lee, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Dannie Lee
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Exeter EX1
If you’re struggling or finding things difficult, you’re not alone. Maybe you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Maybe you feel lost, alone or disconnected from life, yourself or the people around you. Maybe you lack purpose or meaning in your life. Maybe you don't really know what the problem is but would like some support. I am here to listen, support and encourage you as you explore the issues you face, help you understand yourself better and see things more clearly. I can help you work through difficult thoughts and feelings, and find ways to manage them so they have less impact on your life and wellbeing.
If you’re struggling or finding things difficult, you’re not alone. Maybe you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Maybe you feel lost, alone or disconnected from life, yourself or the people around you. Maybe you lack purpose or meaning in your life. Maybe you don't really know what the problem is but would like some support. I am here to listen, support and encourage you as you explore the issues you face, help you understand yourself better and see things more clearly. I can help you work through difficult thoughts and feelings, and find ways to manage them so they have less impact on your life and wellbeing.
07960 692464 View 07960 692464
Photo of Lilly Sutton-Parsons, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Lilly Sutton-Parsons
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX4
Welcome. I know life can feel challenging at times, it can feel stressful, overwhelming and full of uncertainty. I can support you on this journey of self-discovery by offering a warm, collaborative and compassionate environment free from judgment. Are you feeling low? Anxious? Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? I can support you in untangling and processing difficult thoughts and painful feelings. I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, here to support you through whatever life may be presenting you with. I recognise that your reasons for seeking therapy will be as individual as you.
Welcome. I know life can feel challenging at times, it can feel stressful, overwhelming and full of uncertainty. I can support you on this journey of self-discovery by offering a warm, collaborative and compassionate environment free from judgment. Are you feeling low? Anxious? Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? I can support you in untangling and processing difficult thoughts and painful feelings. I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, here to support you through whatever life may be presenting you with. I recognise that your reasons for seeking therapy will be as individual as you.
0113 519 1226 View 0113 519 1226
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Mindazine LTD (Katja Jaqueline)
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified
Exeter EX1
As a therapeutic life coach & mental health practitioner with 20+ years of experience, I help young adults in transition, university/college students, and of all ages overcome anxiety, depression, and emotional disturbances. With degrees in psychology, social sciences and social work, I bring expertise and understanding to every client. My extensive background in the National Health Service and private practice make me a reliable guide on your journey to mental wellness.
As a therapeutic life coach & mental health practitioner with 20+ years of experience, I help young adults in transition, university/college students, and of all ages overcome anxiety, depression, and emotional disturbances. With degrees in psychology, social sciences and social work, I bring expertise and understanding to every client. My extensive background in the National Health Service and private practice make me a reliable guide on your journey to mental wellness.
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Photo of Aisling Evershed, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Aisling Evershed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX2
I believe that the relationship is the most important aspect of the counselling process, with a safe and empathetic connection facilitating healing. I offer a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space to support and explore my client’s needs. I have experience of working with adults of different ages, experiencing a variety of problems such as, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bereavement, low self-esteem and everyday life difficulties to name a few. I have a specific interest in working with young adults, struggling with anxiety, depression, low confidence and self-esteem and who are looking to explore identity.
I believe that the relationship is the most important aspect of the counselling process, with a safe and empathetic connection facilitating healing. I offer a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space to support and explore my client’s needs. I have experience of working with adults of different ages, experiencing a variety of problems such as, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bereavement, low self-esteem and everyday life difficulties to name a few. I have a specific interest in working with young adults, struggling with anxiety, depression, low confidence and self-esteem and who are looking to explore identity.
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Photo of Lara Tucker Counselling, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Lara Tucker Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Exeter EX1
Feeling anxious/stressed, having panic attacks or nervous system feeling overwhelmed, feeling low or exhausted, have IBS or other physical symptoms, have low self esteem/confidence and subsequently having problems with personal, family or work relationships? It doesn't matter who we are, what age or sex or what jobs/positions we have, we can all struggle. I draw from a range of experiences both personally and professionally, to help and support you to explore and gain an understanding of the struggles you are facing and to build some coping techniques and strategies to enable you to live a happier, calmer and more fulfilled life.
Feeling anxious/stressed, having panic attacks or nervous system feeling overwhelmed, feeling low or exhausted, have IBS or other physical symptoms, have low self esteem/confidence and subsequently having problems with personal, family or work relationships? It doesn't matter who we are, what age or sex or what jobs/positions we have, we can all struggle. I draw from a range of experiences both personally and professionally, to help and support you to explore and gain an understanding of the struggles you are facing and to build some coping techniques and strategies to enable you to live a happier, calmer and more fulfilled life.
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Photo of Catherine Roguski, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Catherine Roguski
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX3
I work ONLINE and Face-to-Face in Topsham. I have over 40 years experience working effectively in private practice as an integrative holistic healthcare practitioner and previously as a nurse in both the NHS and private healthcare specialising in women’s health. My psychotherapeutic counselling practice draws upon several humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused approaches incorporating the very best techniques including creative ways of working to best fit your needs. I have a lot of life experience both personally and professionally. I am a good listener. I am not easily shocked.
I work ONLINE and Face-to-Face in Topsham. I have over 40 years experience working effectively in private practice as an integrative holistic healthcare practitioner and previously as a nurse in both the NHS and private healthcare specialising in women’s health. My psychotherapeutic counselling practice draws upon several humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused approaches incorporating the very best techniques including creative ways of working to best fit your needs. I have a lot of life experience both personally and professionally. I am a good listener. I am not easily shocked.
01392 549042 View 01392 549042
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James Yates
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX4
What does it mean to be yourself in a society that discourages self-expression? To live in a world that disconnects us from each other and from ourselves. A world that distracts us from what’s important and meaningful. The messages we receive from people is not ‘be who you are’, but instead ‘be what I need’. In such a place, being ourselves is a revolutionary act. In what ways are people telling us to be what they need? I’m glad you asked. It can be as simple as a raised eyebrow, or a disparaging look. Or more obvious do’s and don’ts. We get the message.
What does it mean to be yourself in a society that discourages self-expression? To live in a world that disconnects us from each other and from ourselves. A world that distracts us from what’s important and meaningful. The messages we receive from people is not ‘be who you are’, but instead ‘be what I need’. In such a place, being ourselves is a revolutionary act. In what ways are people telling us to be what they need? I’m glad you asked. It can be as simple as a raised eyebrow, or a disparaging look. Or more obvious do’s and don’ts. We get the message.
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Photo of Pippa Counselling, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Pippa Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Exeter EX1
If you have a poor self image, feel disempowered or that your voice isn’t being heard, I can help build your self esteem and work with you to find a new sense of purpose and meaning.
My name is Pippa. I'm a compassionate integrative therapist, working with adults aged 18+. You may have a specific issue you want to work through in therapy such as a challenging relationship, low self esteem or navigating a life change such as divorce. Or perhaps you have a persistent sense of something being wrong and feel that talking to a friendly, compassionate therapist may help. Whatever your reason, reaching out is the first step to changing patterns of behaviour that may hold you back, with the knowledge and tools to gain a sense of purpose, self compassion and start to feel more in control of your life.
If you have a poor self image, feel disempowered or that your voice isn’t being heard, I can help build your self esteem and work with you to find a new sense of purpose and meaning.
My name is Pippa. I'm a compassionate integrative therapist, working with adults aged 18+. You may have a specific issue you want to work through in therapy such as a challenging relationship, low self esteem or navigating a life change such as divorce. Or perhaps you have a persistent sense of something being wrong and feel that talking to a friendly, compassionate therapist may help. Whatever your reason, reaching out is the first step to changing patterns of behaviour that may hold you back, with the knowledge and tools to gain a sense of purpose, self compassion and start to feel more in control of your life.
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John Doré
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Exeter EX4
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
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Dr Rebecca Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
Exeter EX2
Hello, I am Becky a HCPC registered Applied Health Psychologist. I am trained in person-centred care, CBT, CFT, ACT, DBT, systemic and narrative therapy. I have supported people with chronic pain, neurodiversity, weight management, trauma, relationship difficulties and memory difficulties. I am an integrative psychologist, thus I use a range of different models and skills to meet the needs of each individual. I have worked with young children up to older adults. I have seen people individually, in couples or as a family. I have helped clients explore their struggles with anxiety, self-esteem, low-mood, bullying, bereavement, & loss.
Hello, I am Becky a HCPC registered Applied Health Psychologist. I am trained in person-centred care, CBT, CFT, ACT, DBT, systemic and narrative therapy. I have supported people with chronic pain, neurodiversity, weight management, trauma, relationship difficulties and memory difficulties. I am an integrative psychologist, thus I use a range of different models and skills to meet the needs of each individual. I have worked with young children up to older adults. I have seen people individually, in couples or as a family. I have helped clients explore their struggles with anxiety, self-esteem, low-mood, bullying, bereavement, & loss.
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Photo of Chris Roberts, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Chris Roberts
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Exeter EX4
We can gently explore your unique human condition together in confidence, and improve your low self esteem.
Seeking counselling takes courage. You may be taking positive steps to change challenging ways of being. I offer you a warm, trusting, integrated counselling style that I adapt to suit you whether it’s anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or a combination. We can gently explore what is going on for you as an individual and slowly lift the lid on self awareness. It may not be as scary as you think.
We can gently explore your unique human condition together in confidence, and improve your low self esteem.
Seeking counselling takes courage. You may be taking positive steps to change challenging ways of being. I offer you a warm, trusting, integrated counselling style that I adapt to suit you whether it’s anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or a combination. We can gently explore what is going on for you as an individual and slowly lift the lid on self awareness. It may not be as scary as you think.
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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.