Low Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a broad term that refers to the way we measure and gauge our own sense of worthiness. Our responses to the perceptions of others can often lead to a negative self-image or a low self-belief.

Poor self-esteem can be linked to a variety of factors including past social experience, and the environment of the individual. It can manifest at any age and can hinder individuals from creating and managing relationships, careers, and other aspects of life. It can lead to a diminished self-worth and difficulties in developing confidence.

When you experience a low self-esteem you tend to magnify your own flaws and imperfections. This can result in persistent and destructive negative self-perception as well as feelings of powerlessness, inadequacy, embarrassment, and anger towards oneself.  These feelings can interfere with life quite profoundly.

Psychotherapy is an excellent way to gain a clear internal perspective and to move toward self-acceptance. With therapy and counselling, individuals suffering from poor self-esteem can learn to challenge false or distorted perceptions and get started on the route to developing confidence. Our psychologists are armed with proven therapeutic approaches that are crafted to bolster  a stronger sense of self.

Related Issues: Social Anxiety, Depression, Phobias

Our counseling approach


We also understand that every client’s needs and preferences are unique. Nexus Psychologists are highly trained in a wide variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, and are able to draw from these to ensure that our clients receive the therapy that will be most beneficial to them.

We specialise in:
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Problem Focused Solution Oriented Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Relaxation and Meditation
  • Exposure Based Therapy

Psychologists in Melbourne who specialise in self-esteem

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Contact us to know more about our intake process and what to expect from counselling. Speak to our friendly reception team on 9500 0751 Monday to Fridays between 9am and 6pm.