Self Esteem Therapists in Wellington

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Andrew Pang
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Wellington 6012
Tēnā koe, I'm Andrew (he/him). I identify as a Chinese New Zealander (2nd gen), hetero-demisexual, ethical non-monogamist, cisgendered male. I love working alongside people on their journey towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life. My own life and work experiences have led me to have a passion for understanding, accepting, and then uplifting the people around me. Connection, community, and relationships are really important to me while also being key factors in a person's well-being. Together, we can explore and move towards the things that are most important for you!
Tēnā koe, I'm Andrew (he/him). I identify as a Chinese New Zealander (2nd gen), hetero-demisexual, ethical non-monogamist, cisgendered male. I love working alongside people on their journey towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life. My own life and work experiences have led me to have a passion for understanding, accepting, and then uplifting the people around me. Connection, community, and relationships are really important to me while also being key factors in a person's well-being. Together, we can explore and move towards the things that are most important for you!
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Mary-Rose Dias
MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellington 6011
I specialise in supporting clients to improve well-being on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level and cultivate a positive and healthy relationship with themselves and others. Oftentimes my clients are navigating stressful life events, negative thoughts, habits or patterns that aren't serving them, fearful thinking and/or low self-esteem. I hold a safe space for each of my clients and empower them to welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations as they are, gently with no judgement. I also support my clients to discover their strengths, passions and purpose and find meaning, joy and happiness in their lives.
I specialise in supporting clients to improve well-being on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level and cultivate a positive and healthy relationship with themselves and others. Oftentimes my clients are navigating stressful life events, negative thoughts, habits or patterns that aren't serving them, fearful thinking and/or low self-esteem. I hold a safe space for each of my clients and empower them to welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations as they are, gently with no judgement. I also support my clients to discover their strengths, passions and purpose and find meaning, joy and happiness in their lives.
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Lesli Mancktelow
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Some of the areas I have counselling experience in include: Adjusting to different life stages - Anger issues - Anxiety - Low / mid anxiety or depression - Controlling behaviour - Impact of Covid 19 - Domestic abuse - Grief and loss - Singleness - Self esteem/self worth - Relationships/ Separation - Shame and guilt - Spiritual growth - Work issues.
My role as a counsellor is to help you to get on the path to bring about the changes you wish to make in your life. I believe in listening to, valuing and honouring people and the path they walk in life. I am available to meet with you to discuss and talk through anything that is concerning you, or that you would like to see different in your life. An initial counselling session will enable you to discuss with me what you want to achieve during the counselling process. It will also help me to gain a bigger picture of who you are, so together we can work out how you will bring the changes you seek to make.
Some of the areas I have counselling experience in include: Adjusting to different life stages - Anger issues - Anxiety - Low / mid anxiety or depression - Controlling behaviour - Impact of Covid 19 - Domestic abuse - Grief and loss - Singleness - Self esteem/self worth - Relationships/ Separation - Shame and guilt - Spiritual growth - Work issues.
My role as a counsellor is to help you to get on the path to bring about the changes you wish to make in your life. I believe in listening to, valuing and honouring people and the path they walk in life. I am available to meet with you to discuss and talk through anything that is concerning you, or that you would like to see different in your life. An initial counselling session will enable you to discuss with me what you want to achieve during the counselling process. It will also help me to gain a bigger picture of who you are, so together we can work out how you will bring the changes you seek to make.
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Becky Bradley
Counsellor, MCouns
Verified Verified
Wellington 5016  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Counsellor with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I support clients with varying issues, from anxiety, relationship difficulties and body image to eating disorders and trauma. Growing up in several different countries has given me a deep appreciation for people of diverse cultures, identities and backgrounds, and has informed my open-minded understanding and acceptance of others. With experience providing long-term, trauma-informed counselling, I offer a safe, collaborative and non-judgemental space where you can feel heard, supported and work towards your goals.
I am an experienced Counsellor with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I support clients with varying issues, from anxiety, relationship difficulties and body image to eating disorders and trauma. Growing up in several different countries has given me a deep appreciation for people of diverse cultures, identities and backgrounds, and has informed my open-minded understanding and acceptance of others. With experience providing long-term, trauma-informed counselling, I offer a safe, collaborative and non-judgemental space where you can feel heard, supported and work towards your goals.
0800 447 359 x44 View 0800 447 359 x44
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Soulcheck Holistic Therapy
MCouns
Verified Verified
Wellington 5016
When you're feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, and lost, and life's turmoil seems unrelenting, where do you turn for lasting relief? Is it because you are tired of battling anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, and enduring relentless days when these emotions refuse to loosen their grip? I understand the profound impact of mental and emotional distress on your life. My holistic approach goes beyond symptom management to identify and address the root causes of your suffering. By exploring the mind-body connection and incorporating personalized strategies, I aim to alleviate emotional pain and empower you to cultivate resilience and inner peace.
When you're feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, and lost, and life's turmoil seems unrelenting, where do you turn for lasting relief? Is it because you are tired of battling anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, and enduring relentless days when these emotions refuse to loosen their grip? I understand the profound impact of mental and emotional distress on your life. My holistic approach goes beyond symptom management to identify and address the root causes of your suffering. By exploring the mind-body connection and incorporating personalized strategies, I aim to alleviate emotional pain and empower you to cultivate resilience and inner peace.
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Franciska Neuhäuser
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011  (Online Only)
With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome grief, trauma, anxiety, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work exclusively with adults of all ages; and welcome cultural and gender diversity.
With training and qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, and NLP, I will empower you to manage and overcome grief, trauma, anxiety, phobias, and low moods; so that you will restore and enjoy confidence, self-esteem, health, well-being, and better relationships. I work exclusively with adults of all ages; and welcome cultural and gender diversity.
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Kristina Grace
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Perhaps you are overwhelmed with depression or anxiety, feel helpless or hopeless and you want to get yourself back again - enjoy life? Perhaps you find life is unfulfilling, you feel stuck in the same rut and struggle to change your life to be more what you would like it to be? Or are you experiencing conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem issues or stress and need help and support at this time? Together we can find a way forward. I am the author of the "Out of the Fog" programme delivered in group and individual therapy which has helped hundreds of people to recover/become well from depression/anxiety.
Perhaps you are overwhelmed with depression or anxiety, feel helpless or hopeless and you want to get yourself back again - enjoy life? Perhaps you find life is unfulfilling, you feel stuck in the same rut and struggle to change your life to be more what you would like it to be? Or are you experiencing conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem issues or stress and need help and support at this time? Together we can find a way forward. I am the author of the "Out of the Fog" programme delivered in group and individual therapy which has helped hundreds of people to recover/become well from depression/anxiety.
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Grace Irvine
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Wellington 6037
I work with all ages and specialise working with teens and young adults who are struggling. Challenges can come from anywhere; the loss of a loved one, a health condition, problems at school or work, anxiety, trauma, bullying, depression, attacks on dignity, abuse, or being spoken to in unhelpful ways. Problems can get you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless and stuck. I invite you to let me journey with you from that stuck place to hope and peace.
I work with all ages and specialise working with teens and young adults who are struggling. Challenges can come from anywhere; the loss of a loved one, a health condition, problems at school or work, anxiety, trauma, bullying, depression, attacks on dignity, abuse, or being spoken to in unhelpful ways. Problems can get you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless and stuck. I invite you to let me journey with you from that stuck place to hope and peace.
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Mikayla Mary - Trauma Therapist
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Wellington 5016  (Online Only)
Kia ora I’m Mikayla, I provide 1:1 counselling online. My philosophy is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to unpack and uncover emotions, thoughts or experiences in your life and provide you with skills to empower you to support and maintain your wellbeing. I come from a lived experience of working through trauma and mental health challenges, these experiences enhance my practice. I understand how everyone’s journey looks different and my role is to support you to navigate your way forward.
Kia ora I’m Mikayla, I provide 1:1 counselling online. My philosophy is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to unpack and uncover emotions, thoughts or experiences in your life and provide you with skills to empower you to support and maintain your wellbeing. I come from a lived experience of working through trauma and mental health challenges, these experiences enhance my practice. I understand how everyone’s journey looks different and my role is to support you to navigate your way forward.
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Safe Space with Shagoon
MA
Verified Verified
Wellington 5028
I am an enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individual with a wealth of experiences combined with appropriate qualifications who has been supporting individuals through general, complex and diverse issues they may experience. I believe in creative yet simple ways to bring out positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in people. I have a diverse and comprehensive educational background from the University of Adelaide and Delhi (India). I have current police checks, all my DCSI screenings. Providing E-Counselling to NRIs and Indians. In one sentence, encouraging self care, positivity and mental health is my life’s passion.
I am an enthusiastic, energetic and reliable individual with a wealth of experiences combined with appropriate qualifications who has been supporting individuals through general, complex and diverse issues they may experience. I believe in creative yet simple ways to bring out positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in people. I have a diverse and comprehensive educational background from the University of Adelaide and Delhi (India). I have current police checks, all my DCSI screenings. Providing E-Counselling to NRIs and Indians. In one sentence, encouraging self care, positivity and mental health is my life’s passion.
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Kennett Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
I welcome people looking for support to work through concerns impacting their lives. People who are having difficulties in their relationships, whether that's at home, at work or at play. Therapy provides support, thought and perspective, and a safe place to unpack whatever is on your heart or mind. I offer a place for your concerns to be taken seriously. With compassion, curiosity and patience, we can sit together and consider what is possible.
I welcome people looking for support to work through concerns impacting their lives. People who are having difficulties in their relationships, whether that's at home, at work or at play. Therapy provides support, thought and perspective, and a safe place to unpack whatever is on your heart or mind. I offer a place for your concerns to be taken seriously. With compassion, curiosity and patience, we can sit together and consider what is possible.
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Dan Jackson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
Hi my name is Dan Jackson. I got into counselling for two reasons: Firstly, to help people grow into their fullest and best selves. And secondly, to help people who are struggling to find relief and restoration.
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Leith Thompson
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Wellington 5016
My name is Leith Thompson. I'm married with 4 grown children and eleven grand-children. My wife Donna and I live in Tauranga, NZ. I've been involved in the caring for people profession for over thirty years, before that I drove forklifts and worked as a baker. I have contracted to Mental Health and local Schools for many years and I have worked with ages five to eighty five. My wife and I make the most of our leisure time by enjoying good movies, great coffee and travelling. To relax I play table tennis and pool.
My name is Leith Thompson. I'm married with 4 grown children and eleven grand-children. My wife Donna and I live in Tauranga, NZ. I've been involved in the caring for people profession for over thirty years, before that I drove forklifts and worked as a baker. I have contracted to Mental Health and local Schools for many years and I have worked with ages five to eighty five. My wife and I make the most of our leisure time by enjoying good movies, great coffee and travelling. To relax I play table tennis and pool.
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Karen Hielkema
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wellington 5016  (Online Only)
Karen is a passionate psychologist with experience across a wide variety of settings. Karen has a particular interest in anxiety, women’s psychology, gender issues and workplace issues. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for you to open-up about any challenges you may be facing. Karen often utilises unique and creative models for both therapy and coaching, based on the use of mindfulness and connection to values. You both can work together to develop effective strategies that you can implement outside of therapy to help better manage symptoms.
Karen is a passionate psychologist with experience across a wide variety of settings. Karen has a particular interest in anxiety, women’s psychology, gender issues and workplace issues. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for you to open-up about any challenges you may be facing. Karen often utilises unique and creative models for both therapy and coaching, based on the use of mindfulness and connection to values. You both can work together to develop effective strategies that you can implement outside of therapy to help better manage symptoms.
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Charmaine Bright @ Bright Wellbeing
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellington 5016  (Online Only)
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
My approach draws on traditional and alternative counselling and coaching modalities. I use these approaches to empower my clients and my practice is strongly grounded in spirituality and energy psychology. Nourishment and healing are facilitated through energy-integration, visualisation, inner-child work and support in recovering a sense of self.
0800 627 004 x98 View 0800 627 004 x98
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Luba Kabanov
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011  (Online Only)
In our work together we will concentrate on you getting the authentic, most fulfilling and happy version of your life, whatever that might look like for you. With gentle support and guidance, I will help you navigate the path you choose, whether it's reducing stress, attaining inner peace, worrying less about others' opinions, gaining self-confidence, fostering enjoyable relationships, or enhancing your work life.
In our work together we will concentrate on you getting the authentic, most fulfilling and happy version of your life, whatever that might look like for you. With gentle support and guidance, I will help you navigate the path you choose, whether it's reducing stress, attaining inner peace, worrying less about others' opinions, gaining self-confidence, fostering enjoyable relationships, or enhancing your work life.
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Helen Joy Flitcroft
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
My clients are often driven entrepreneurs who appear to 'have it all together' externally yet internally they are struggling with negative emotions, conflicted thoughts and/or relationship difficulties. This is impacting the quality of their decision making and effectiveness as a leader while also contributing towards a general dissatisfaction in life. Although I love working with businesspeople, I welcome all enquiries from anyone who has a genuine desire to improve the quality of their life.
My clients are often driven entrepreneurs who appear to 'have it all together' externally yet internally they are struggling with negative emotions, conflicted thoughts and/or relationship difficulties. This is impacting the quality of their decision making and effectiveness as a leader while also contributing towards a general dissatisfaction in life. Although I love working with businesspeople, I welcome all enquiries from anyone who has a genuine desire to improve the quality of their life.
0800 627 004 x86 View 0800 627 004 x86
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Tina Kwok
Counsellor, MCouns, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011  (Online Only)
Kia ora! I'm a registered counsellor with a teaching background. I am dedicated to supporting you on your journey to mental and emotional wellbeing. I believe in the power of self-discovery and personal growth. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and a strong commitment to your unique needs. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight, and develop coping strategies to navigate life's challenges.
Kia ora! I'm a registered counsellor with a teaching background. I am dedicated to supporting you on your journey to mental and emotional wellbeing. I believe in the power of self-discovery and personal growth. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and a strong commitment to your unique needs. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight, and develop coping strategies to navigate life's challenges.
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John Newton, psychodynamic therapist
PhD
Verified Verified
Wellington 6011
However we grow up, childhood experience creates habits and expectations that shape our adult selves. Often these habits seem to get in our way. What once kept us safe may now cause us pain, inhibition, depression, addiction and more. Therapy begins with the experience of being heard, without judgement. The client is the expert on their own way of living. So I ask them to teach me about themselves, while I try to get a feeling for the things that frustrate them and how they might find the freedom to live richer, more satisfying lives.
However we grow up, childhood experience creates habits and expectations that shape our adult selves. Often these habits seem to get in our way. What once kept us safe may now cause us pain, inhibition, depression, addiction and more. Therapy begins with the experience of being heard, without judgement. The client is the expert on their own way of living. So I ask them to teach me about themselves, while I try to get a feeling for the things that frustrate them and how they might find the freedom to live richer, more satisfying lives.
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Neha Golchha
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wellington 6021  (Online Only)
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
Neha is a warm and empathetic clinical psychologist with a vast range of experience across different settings in both India and New Zealand. Neha has conducted rigorous assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to help my clients across a variety of mental health difficulties. Neha has a keen interest in eating disorders, adjustment and grief reactions, stress induced problems, anxiety and depression. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
0800 327 477 View 0800 327 477

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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.