Self Esteem Counselling in Salisbury

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Jeni Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury SP2
Hello and well done on taking the first step towards finding some help, I know how hard it can be. I am here to help and support you. I am calm and caring and I offer full acceptance of whatever issues you may bring to the sessions. I am here to listen and offer you a safe space to explore your feelings, beliefs and behaviours. We will work together to help you reflect upon these and the areas of your life that you are finding difficult. I will support and guide you so that you can make positive change and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. We will always work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Hello and well done on taking the first step towards finding some help, I know how hard it can be. I am here to help and support you. I am calm and caring and I offer full acceptance of whatever issues you may bring to the sessions. I am here to listen and offer you a safe space to explore your feelings, beliefs and behaviours. We will work together to help you reflect upon these and the areas of your life that you are finding difficult. I will support and guide you so that you can make positive change and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. We will always work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
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Amos Simms
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP4  (Online Only)
I am a Registered General Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Accredited EMDR practitioner. I have over 20 years of experience, mainly within the Armed Forces. In this time I have managed Community Mental Health Teams, delivered therapy in remote locations overseas and now work in mental health research at Kings College London. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, phobias and work-based stress. I have a particularly in-depth understanding of military trauma.
I am a Registered General Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Accredited EMDR practitioner. I have over 20 years of experience, mainly within the Armed Forces. In this time I have managed Community Mental Health Teams, delivered therapy in remote locations overseas and now work in mental health research at Kings College London. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, phobias and work-based stress. I have a particularly in-depth understanding of military trauma.
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Frederica M Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1  (Online Only)
I have experience of working with clients with a wide variety of issues including depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, loss, stress, low self esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation and relationship issues. We all deal with emotional issues in our lives from time to time and it is when those issues become overwhelming and begin to get in the way of us living a fulfilling life, that it might be the right time to seek counselling. In my practice I offer a genuine, friendly and non-judgmental relationship with my clients.
I have experience of working with clients with a wide variety of issues including depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, loss, stress, low self esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation and relationship issues. We all deal with emotional issues in our lives from time to time and it is when those issues become overwhelming and begin to get in the way of us living a fulfilling life, that it might be the right time to seek counselling. In my practice I offer a genuine, friendly and non-judgmental relationship with my clients.
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Pamela Humphryes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP4  (Online Only)
I am an adult, couples, schools and adolescent Person Centred counsellor - and an accredited member of the BACP. I have extensive experience of working with C-PTSD, trauma, neuro-diversity, ADHD and Adverse Childhood experiences and/or trauma. I have worked with the Military, ex-military and veterans with C-PTSD for over 5 years. Additionally, I have the lived experience of being an army wife. I have worked in Talking Therapies (Step 3) and have treated clients using evidence based psychological therapies (CBT) for depression, low self-esteem, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, illness anxiety, panic disorder and PTSD.
I am an adult, couples, schools and adolescent Person Centred counsellor - and an accredited member of the BACP. I have extensive experience of working with C-PTSD, trauma, neuro-diversity, ADHD and Adverse Childhood experiences and/or trauma. I have worked with the Military, ex-military and veterans with C-PTSD for over 5 years. Additionally, I have the lived experience of being an army wife. I have worked in Talking Therapies (Step 3) and have treated clients using evidence based psychological therapies (CBT) for depression, low self-esteem, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, illness anxiety, panic disorder and PTSD.
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Siobhan Farrimond
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
I believe therapy can support us through life's challenges. As a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist in training I bring compassion and professionalism to my work. I have successfully supported clients with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders and body image issues, addiction, loss and relationship difficulties. There is a lot of mystery surrounding therapy. I strive to be clear and open with my clients so, whilst the work may sometimes be challenging, it is always collaborative and they feel safe and respected as they come to better understand their deepest needs.
I believe therapy can support us through life's challenges. As a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist in training I bring compassion and professionalism to my work. I have successfully supported clients with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders and body image issues, addiction, loss and relationship difficulties. There is a lot of mystery surrounding therapy. I strive to be clear and open with my clients so, whilst the work may sometimes be challenging, it is always collaborative and they feel safe and respected as they come to better understand their deepest needs.
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Dr Heidi Hand
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1  (Online Only)
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and work with individuals with neurological conditions and FND. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and work with individuals with neurological conditions and FND. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
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Jackie Boekman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury SP1
and I also work with a variety of other issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self esteem, illness, issues with work, women issues, and abuse.
Hello. Well done for wanting to seek out counselling and psychotherapy to help you explore what is holding you back from living a fulfilled life. It takes great courage and self awareness to take this first step. I offer you a safe, confidential place to allow you talk to someone who is trained to listen attentively to your problems. Therapy is not a quick process but with patience, self-belief and compassion, the changes within your life can be considerable.
and I also work with a variety of other issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self esteem, illness, issues with work, women issues, and abuse.
Hello. Well done for wanting to seek out counselling and psychotherapy to help you explore what is holding you back from living a fulfilled life. It takes great courage and self awareness to take this first step. I offer you a safe, confidential place to allow you talk to someone who is trained to listen attentively to your problems. Therapy is not a quick process but with patience, self-belief and compassion, the changes within your life can be considerable.
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Louise Wooddisse CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP3  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with a broad range of disorders including depression and low self esteem; general anxiety disorder (GAD); OCD; panic disorder; stress; social anxiety; health anxiety; perfectionism; PTSD; complex trauma; adjustment disorder; menopause symptoms; interpersonal problems; anger; assertiveness problems phobias and tocophobia.
Welcome. I'm a warm, compassionate and experienced CBT psychotherapist (BABCP accredited) and a qualified EMDR therapist. Within my practice I incorporate the concepts from the 'third wave' of CBT such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. These techniques can enhance the process of learning new ways of interacting with thoughts and emotions, thereby enabling me to provide the best outcome for my clients. Alongside my private practice I work for the NHS and the Ministry of Defence, providing high intensity treatment to adolescents and adults.
I work with a broad range of disorders including depression and low self esteem; general anxiety disorder (GAD); OCD; panic disorder; stress; social anxiety; health anxiety; perfectionism; PTSD; complex trauma; adjustment disorder; menopause symptoms; interpersonal problems; anger; assertiveness problems phobias and tocophobia.
Welcome. I'm a warm, compassionate and experienced CBT psychotherapist (BABCP accredited) and a qualified EMDR therapist. Within my practice I incorporate the concepts from the 'third wave' of CBT such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. These techniques can enhance the process of learning new ways of interacting with thoughts and emotions, thereby enabling me to provide the best outcome for my clients. Alongside my private practice I work for the NHS and the Ministry of Defence, providing high intensity treatment to adolescents and adults.
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Dr Julie Hare
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP4  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years post qualified experience in the NHS. I am experienced in using psychological therapies to help individuals, couples, families and older people presenting with a wide range of mental health distress. I am interested in issues around self esteem/identity/culture, childhood neglect, trauma, difficult relationships, mood problems and managing long term health conditions. I also work with adults with ASD/ADHD. In addition to working with distress I offer ‘life reflection’ sessions for individuals who just need a space to ‘pause’ and think about their wellbeing, and for self development.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years post qualified experience in the NHS. I am experienced in using psychological therapies to help individuals, couples, families and older people presenting with a wide range of mental health distress. I am interested in issues around self esteem/identity/culture, childhood neglect, trauma, difficult relationships, mood problems and managing long term health conditions. I also work with adults with ASD/ADHD. In addition to working with distress I offer ‘life reflection’ sessions for individuals who just need a space to ‘pause’ and think about their wellbeing, and for self development.
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Amanda Yaxley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
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Kate Dalton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP2
I believe that all individuals have within them the ability to heal and all they need to help navigate the more difficult experiences in life. Experiences such as loss, relationship breakdown, illness, developmental trauma recovery, depression and anxiety. Perhaps you are experiencing low mood, restlessness, fatigue, feeling powerless, helpless or struggling with self-belief. Perhaps your life has taken an unexpected turn and you would like a safe place to talk about this. Perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to develop greater understanding of your self.
I believe that all individuals have within them the ability to heal and all they need to help navigate the more difficult experiences in life. Experiences such as loss, relationship breakdown, illness, developmental trauma recovery, depression and anxiety. Perhaps you are experiencing low mood, restlessness, fatigue, feeling powerless, helpless or struggling with self-belief. Perhaps your life has taken an unexpected turn and you would like a safe place to talk about this. Perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to develop greater understanding of your self.
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Nichola louise Knight
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
My name is Nichola, I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor/Life Coach. You will see I am a very easy person to talk to. As a counsellor I realise that life brings with it for a lot of people, past and present problems which can have a knock on effect on your mental health. This then has an effect on both you, and on the relationships around you. I deal with a vast range of problems and mental health issues. Please whatever it is that has brought you here, I will work with you side by side so you can begin to challenge what ever it is that his going on for you today.
My name is Nichola, I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor/Life Coach. You will see I am a very easy person to talk to. As a counsellor I realise that life brings with it for a lot of people, past and present problems which can have a knock on effect on your mental health. This then has an effect on both you, and on the relationships around you. I deal with a vast range of problems and mental health issues. Please whatever it is that has brought you here, I will work with you side by side so you can begin to challenge what ever it is that his going on for you today.
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Sandra Jane Buckley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
"There is a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in" (Leonard Cohen). I love this. We all have problems, things we don't like about ourselves, things we struggle with over and over. It's part of being human, none of us are completely 'sorted'. But sometimes we feel overwhelmed, desperate, alone.... the cracks are too big, the light isn't getting in. Or we feel stuck, frustrated, exhausted, going round in circles, nothing will ever change. Perhaps you feel you can't be the real you. Maybe you feel like this a lot, or maybe it's new for you and your usual coping/support isn't working. Maybe you don't know what's wrong.
"There is a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in" (Leonard Cohen). I love this. We all have problems, things we don't like about ourselves, things we struggle with over and over. It's part of being human, none of us are completely 'sorted'. But sometimes we feel overwhelmed, desperate, alone.... the cracks are too big, the light isn't getting in. Or we feel stuck, frustrated, exhausted, going round in circles, nothing will ever change. Perhaps you feel you can't be the real you. Maybe you feel like this a lot, or maybe it's new for you and your usual coping/support isn't working. Maybe you don't know what's wrong.
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Dr Anthony Leyland
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with over a decade of clinical experience. I draw on a background of working in the NHS and university mental health services to help the people I work with to talk about and find a way through a wide range of emotional and relationship problems. I work with adults (18 years and over) from many different walks of life. My style of working is supportive, respectful and collaborative.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with over a decade of clinical experience. I draw on a background of working in the NHS and university mental health services to help the people I work with to talk about and find a way through a wide range of emotional and relationship problems. I work with adults (18 years and over) from many different walks of life. My style of working is supportive, respectful and collaborative.
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Francesca Myles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP2
Hi, I'm Cesca Myles (she/ her). I'm a Creative Counsellor, and my role is to guide you via your creativity as a gentle tool to explore your thoughts and feelings, aiming to deepen your sense of wellbeing. Our sessions may involve bringing in the arts, such as drawing, painting, and clay. We can also incorporate elements of drama, movement, poetry or music if you wish. You don’t need to see yourself as ‘creative’ to benefit from using the arts in counselling. I offer space for you to explore, express and understand yourself better.
Hi, I'm Cesca Myles (she/ her). I'm a Creative Counsellor, and my role is to guide you via your creativity as a gentle tool to explore your thoughts and feelings, aiming to deepen your sense of wellbeing. Our sessions may involve bringing in the arts, such as drawing, painting, and clay. We can also incorporate elements of drama, movement, poetry or music if you wish. You don’t need to see yourself as ‘creative’ to benefit from using the arts in counselling. I offer space for you to explore, express and understand yourself better.
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Kirsten Stoyell
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salisbury SP1
Do you walk on eggshells in certain relationships? Do you struggle to say no or set boundaries. Do you feel like your reality is being questioned? Have you been in a relationship that has been verbally abusive? Do you not have control of your finances, or personal decision making? Do conversations sound like they are 'crazy making' or going in circles. Sometimes we feel like we have lost ourselves in our relationships. Or we have experienced significant psychological abuse in the past. I help people make sense of their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. You are not alone and can improve your life.
Do you walk on eggshells in certain relationships? Do you struggle to say no or set boundaries. Do you feel like your reality is being questioned? Have you been in a relationship that has been verbally abusive? Do you not have control of your finances, or personal decision making? Do conversations sound like they are 'crazy making' or going in circles. Sometimes we feel like we have lost ourselves in our relationships. Or we have experienced significant psychological abuse in the past. I help people make sense of their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. You are not alone and can improve your life.
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Emma Micklewright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
Hello, my name is Emma. I want to acknowledge this important step and any apprehension you may have in this moment. Whether you have had counselling before, or this is your first time looking for support, this is a positive step towards getting the relief you are looking for.   As a qualified, experienced Counsellor and trainee Psychotherapist; I can offer you an often much-needed, ‘sounding board’ and a safe place that is without expectation or judgment. It will be your space to explore and begin to take the steps to feel more yourself.
Hello, my name is Emma. I want to acknowledge this important step and any apprehension you may have in this moment. Whether you have had counselling before, or this is your first time looking for support, this is a positive step towards getting the relief you are looking for.   As a qualified, experienced Counsellor and trainee Psychotherapist; I can offer you an often much-needed, ‘sounding board’ and a safe place that is without expectation or judgment. It will be your space to explore and begin to take the steps to feel more yourself.
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Donna Nowell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
Are you in a position whereby your struggles or concerns are impacting on your day to day life? Then now could be a good time to seek some support. Often many difficulties overlap one another and it can feel hard to make sense of if all or know what to do for the best. Counselling can help bring a sense of clarity allowing you time to process, ability to trust, work through difficulties and overcome barriers, in order for you to be able to live a more fulfilling life. Counselling can be immersive and challenging yet insightful and rewarding, with me by your side we can find a way forwards to a better sense of awareness and wellbeing
Are you in a position whereby your struggles or concerns are impacting on your day to day life? Then now could be a good time to seek some support. Often many difficulties overlap one another and it can feel hard to make sense of if all or know what to do for the best. Counselling can help bring a sense of clarity allowing you time to process, ability to trust, work through difficulties and overcome barriers, in order for you to be able to live a more fulfilling life. Counselling can be immersive and challenging yet insightful and rewarding, with me by your side we can find a way forwards to a better sense of awareness and wellbeing
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Mark Wylie
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP2
My work is with children, young people and young adults who are finding it difficult to manage difficulties relating to mood, anxiety, educational challenges, exam anxiety, transitions between school and university, and both expected and unexpected life changes. In addition to this, I have specialist skills and experience in working with children, young people and adults on the autism spectrum (some of whom may also have associated learning disabilities). I also have significant experience working with looked after children, both within fostering and residential care settings.
My work is with children, young people and young adults who are finding it difficult to manage difficulties relating to mood, anxiety, educational challenges, exam anxiety, transitions between school and university, and both expected and unexpected life changes. In addition to this, I have specialist skills and experience in working with children, young people and adults on the autism spectrum (some of whom may also have associated learning disabilities). I also have significant experience working with looked after children, both within fostering and residential care settings.
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Assisi Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP1
As an Integrative Therapist I understand that the thought of finding help can be daunting. It may be that you have a name for your problem, or maybe you just know that something needs to change. My aim is to make our next steps together as positive and stress-free as they can be.  At Assisi Therapy, I have created a peaceful and private environment for us to focus on your issue without  interference from the outside world.  Whether we are working face to face or online, I will always offer you a safe, therapeutic space full of understanding and free from judgement.
As an Integrative Therapist I understand that the thought of finding help can be daunting. It may be that you have a name for your problem, or maybe you just know that something needs to change. My aim is to make our next steps together as positive and stress-free as they can be.  At Assisi Therapy, I have created a peaceful and private environment for us to focus on your issue without  interference from the outside world.  Whether we are working face to face or online, I will always offer you a safe, therapeutic space full of understanding and free from judgement.
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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.