Self Esteem Counselling in Pontefract

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Alison Swindin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pontefract WF8
A warm welcome and thank you for looking at my profile. I provide a compassionate space for individuals and couples to express themselves, navigate life’s hurdles, and find adaptive coping methods. As a qualified person-centred counsellor, I’m dedicated to your journey of healing and growth. Choose between online sessions or face-to-face sessions in Darrington, Pontefract or Wakefield City Centre(Daytime only) I offer a free 20-minute introductory call to begin our work together if requested..
A warm welcome and thank you for looking at my profile. I provide a compassionate space for individuals and couples to express themselves, navigate life’s hurdles, and find adaptive coping methods. As a qualified person-centred counsellor, I’m dedicated to your journey of healing and growth. Choose between online sessions or face-to-face sessions in Darrington, Pontefract or Wakefield City Centre(Daytime only) I offer a free 20-minute introductory call to begin our work together if requested..
01977 802608 View 01977 802608
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Lynda Mayall Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF9
I qualified in 1992 and since that time I have had the great privilege to work alongside many clients seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, low self esteem, confidence issues, OCD, ADHD. I have also worked with survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as those who have been in a narcissistic relationship. I work with adults singularly and with couples. I am a specialist ADHD therapist with 10 years experience working with adults from newly diagnosed to those diagnosed in childhood. I work face to face and via Zoom Skype Face Time WhatsApp.
I qualified in 1992 and since that time I have had the great privilege to work alongside many clients seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, low self esteem, confidence issues, OCD, ADHD. I have also worked with survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as those who have been in a narcissistic relationship. I work with adults singularly and with couples. I am a specialist ADHD therapist with 10 years experience working with adults from newly diagnosed to those diagnosed in childhood. I work face to face and via Zoom Skype Face Time WhatsApp.
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Sanctuary Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF7
I support Couples, Adults and Young People experiencing issues with; relationships, stress, anxiety, school, self harm, panic attacks, depression, anger, loss & bereavement, family issues, self esteem, bullying, workplace issues, gambling, domestic abuse, exam stress etc.
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
I support Couples, Adults and Young People experiencing issues with; relationships, stress, anxiety, school, self harm, panic attacks, depression, anger, loss & bereavement, family issues, self esteem, bullying, workplace issues, gambling, domestic abuse, exam stress etc.
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
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Roxan E Gardner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF9
It starts with a hello...but I know that starting the conversation can be difficult at times. Life brings its share of challenges but no one needs to suffer in isolation. I am here to walk this journey with you, so you can become a better version of yourself. I am a firm believer that not everyone experiences even the same issue the same way. Therefore, being flexible in dealing with the differing needs of clients, is a necessary skill I have honed over the years.
It starts with a hello...but I know that starting the conversation can be difficult at times. Life brings its share of challenges but no one needs to suffer in isolation. I am here to walk this journey with you, so you can become a better version of yourself. I am a firm believer that not everyone experiences even the same issue the same way. Therefore, being flexible in dealing with the differing needs of clients, is a necessary skill I have honed over the years.
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Dr Kerri Garbutt
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF7  (Online Only)
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
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Shanne Evans
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF7
Do you struggle to overcome loss or grieve after a bereavement? Is worry, overthinking, anxiety or depression stopping you? Are you stuck in your life or relationship and need to find a way to move forward or do you seem to have lost sight of each other? Perhaps you struggle to find the motivation, or simply want to talk about anything your would to change or understand. Then why not give counselling, hypnotherapy or coaching with me a chance.
Do you struggle to overcome loss or grieve after a bereavement? Is worry, overthinking, anxiety or depression stopping you? Are you stuck in your life or relationship and need to find a way to move forward or do you seem to have lost sight of each other? Perhaps you struggle to find the motivation, or simply want to talk about anything your would to change or understand. Then why not give counselling, hypnotherapy or coaching with me a chance.
01977 801636 View 01977 801636
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Halina Julia Hewson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontefract WF8
Not accepting new clients
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
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Donna Thomas
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF9
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Donna Thomas, and I'm a counsellor dedicated to helping individuals, families, and groups thrive. I combine effective therapeutic methods with the latest neuroscience insights to offer personalised support tailored to your unique needs. Imagine a space where you can freely explore what truly matters to you—whether it's overcoming anxiety, depression, addiction, self-harm, eating disorders, or trauma (recent or long-standing). Together, we can address relationship challenges within families or groups and delve into your identity, gender, or neurodiversity. I provide specialised support.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Donna Thomas, and I'm a counsellor dedicated to helping individuals, families, and groups thrive. I combine effective therapeutic methods with the latest neuroscience insights to offer personalised support tailored to your unique needs. Imagine a space where you can freely explore what truly matters to you—whether it's overcoming anxiety, depression, addiction, self-harm, eating disorders, or trauma (recent or long-standing). Together, we can address relationship challenges within families or groups and delve into your identity, gender, or neurodiversity. I provide specialised support.
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Inese Lapinska
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF9  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Inese. Are you drowning under pressure... feeling stuck in never ending routine... feeling invisible... In therapy, I am offering a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental space where we together can explore your worries, feelings and thoughts regardless of the issue. I believe in the significance of being heard, understood and valued for who we are. These can be the possible missing key factors to achieve desirable change in your life.
Hi, I'm Inese. Are you drowning under pressure... feeling stuck in never ending routine... feeling invisible... In therapy, I am offering a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental space where we together can explore your worries, feelings and thoughts regardless of the issue. I believe in the significance of being heard, understood and valued for who we are. These can be the possible missing key factors to achieve desirable change in your life.
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Jenn Fletcher Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF8  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Jenn Fletcher I am a qualified Counsellor with over 12 years experience. Are you at a stage in your life where you are experiencing pain, loss, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, fertility problems, menopausal symptoms or need addiction recovery support. If you are talking to me can help. I offer confidential, professional sessions to individuals and couples. I work in a client led way using different theories and skills. Offering insights and strategies to help find any solutions.
Hi, I am Jenn Fletcher I am a qualified Counsellor with over 12 years experience. Are you at a stage in your life where you are experiencing pain, loss, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, fertility problems, menopausal symptoms or need addiction recovery support. If you are talking to me can help. I offer confidential, professional sessions to individuals and couples. I work in a client led way using different theories and skills. Offering insights and strategies to help find any solutions.
01977 802451 View 01977 802451
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Lucy Louise Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF9
I am an integrative counsellor; psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. My therapeutic practice is based largely on the relational approach, this means I place great emphasis on the relationship between you and I as it is our relationship which becomes the vehicle for your therapeutic journey. Each person is unique and I will draw on modalities that I feel will most suit you and the issues that you present to me. During our sessions I would like you to have as much autonomy as possible but I shall also give direction should you need it.
I am an integrative counsellor; psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. My therapeutic practice is based largely on the relational approach, this means I place great emphasis on the relationship between you and I as it is our relationship which becomes the vehicle for your therapeutic journey. Each person is unique and I will draw on modalities that I feel will most suit you and the issues that you present to me. During our sessions I would like you to have as much autonomy as possible but I shall also give direction should you need it.
0113 519 4505 View 0113 519 4505
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Becky Cooling - Holding Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pontefract WF7
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
0113 519 0480 View 0113 519 0480
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Emily Del-Grande Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF8
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
01902 943276 View 01902 943276
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Jennifer Gledhill
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF7
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
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Lisa Mulheir Accredited Play Therapist
MA
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF7
I am an accredited and registered play therapist (PTUK). I take referrals from schools, parents and other agencies. Play therapy is a form of child psychotherapy which can help children to process intense emotions. It can provide a safe and protected space where children can play out traumatic memories or intense feelings. Play therapy can enable children to heal from early trauma and provide them with an opportunity to build the resilience needed to function in school, their family and their community. It involves the use of the play therapy toolkit which includes; puppets, sand play, art materials, role play, stories and music.
I am an accredited and registered play therapist (PTUK). I take referrals from schools, parents and other agencies. Play therapy is a form of child psychotherapy which can help children to process intense emotions. It can provide a safe and protected space where children can play out traumatic memories or intense feelings. Play therapy can enable children to heal from early trauma and provide them with an opportunity to build the resilience needed to function in school, their family and their community. It involves the use of the play therapy toolkit which includes; puppets, sand play, art materials, role play, stories and music.
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Abbie Rhodes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontefract WF9
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
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James A Spears Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF7
01977 802517 View 01977 802517

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Juliet Smart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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Mike Underwood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wath upon Dearne S63
Hi. My name's Mike. I know that feeling misunderstood while dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem, or depression can be incredibly difficult, and it's natural to compare yourself with others and worry if you're struggling with self-doubt. Whilst you might be frustrated because you can't stop overthinking and trying to please others, I understand that discomfort as a healthy longing for love and connection - but almost too much to bear. Could it be that what you want is peace, too? I know that many people relax when talking to someone impartial like me and naturally find alternative ways of seeing their situation or difficulty.
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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.