Melbourne self-esteem counselling

Don't settle for low self-esteem - you deserve to feel great!

Our team can help you boost your self esteem, so you can start feeling great about yourself.

Is low self-esteem holding you back? You deserve more!

Self-esteem is your opinion about yourself: it reflects how you feel about yourself. Low self esteem can negatively impact your life.

Learn how to boost your self esteem and love life!

Get the help you need to start feeling confident about yourself.

3-steps to start your healing process.

Step 1

Book an appointment online or over the phone.

Step 2

Speak with a qualified psychologist or counsellor.

Step 3

Boost your self-esteem and feel great again.

Your qualified team of psychologists and counsellors.

Amelia Cambrell - Counselling in Melbourne Psychologist

Amelia Cambrell

Senior Psychologist & Counsellor

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Dr Malcolm Winstanley-Cross - Psychologist at Counselling in Melbourne

Dr Malcolm Winstanley-Cross

Senior Psychologist

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Harshani Algiriya - Psychologist at Counselling in Melbourne

Harshani Algiriya​

Senior Counsellor

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Sally-Anne Connell

Senior Psychologist

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Melissa Seedy - Pyschologist at Glen Waverley

Melissa Seedy

Senior Psychologist

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Lynlee Wilson

Senior Psychologist

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Everyone has insecurities, perceived weaknesses, shame files and often regrets, but people with low self-esteem focus on these aspects over and above their strengths, achievements and positive qualities about themselves. People with low self-esteem often feel unhappy and unsatisfied with themselves and are vulnerable to feeling anxious especially if they’re comparing themselves to other people.

The signs and symptoms of low self-esteem include:

  • feeling very self-critical
  • inferior to other people,
  • often socially anxious and tend to avoid social interactions.
  • Feeling sad, guilty, ashamed, frustrated, powerless and possibly angry.

Severely low esteem may also lead to physical symptoms, such as headaches and exhaustion.

Low self-esteem tends to work in a vicious cycle with other mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. … Someone who already lives with a mental illness may find that low self-esteem could develop into depression (but not vice versa.)

It is a very important to improve a person’s self-esteem, as improved self-esteem can make him or her feel better

Self-esteem counselling can help to bolster self-esteem by using Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness strategies and Assertiveness training may help to:

  • improve self-concept so the focus is more on one’s strengths and positive qualities
  • normalise “I’m not good enough feelings” but learn to unhook from letting these thoughts define one’s sense of self and take over one’s attention
  • alleviate anxiety, shame and regrets
  • support more positive thinking about life and self
  • improve social skills, relationships and ability to be assertive
  • explore personal goals, life direction and boost self-confidence
  • promote happiness and calm

Low self-esteem can affect anyone, however is more predominant with females, particularly within the younger female demographic.

The quality of life for young adults suffering from low self esteem as they enter adulthood is of particular concern to psychologists, who are actively encouraging the young who are experiencing low self-esteem to seek treatment and learn strategies to cope before adulthood arrives.

Jennifer Lopez narrates a powerful video about self-esteem in young women and encourages young females to take control.

Need help with your self-esteem?

Seeking counselling for low self-esteem can provide you with evidence-based integrated strategies and approaches to enable you to become less overwhelmed and to increase your coping mechanisms to deal with life challenges. A self-esteem counselling psychologist will be able to work with you to achieve outcomes you deserve, please call us on (03) 9376 1958 or book online.

If you feel like you are need of immediate assistance, please dial 000 for emergency services or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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Malcolm has appointments available at multiple locations:

Melbourne CBD

903 – 530 Little Collins St Melbourne CBD, VIC 3000

Business Hours:

Mon to Fri: 10am – 8pm Weekend: Sat: 10am – 2pm

Medicare rebates are eligible for Online Counselling


Shop 4, 860 Collins St Docklands, VIC 3081

Business Hours: Thursday only: 8am – 7pm

Online appointment

Online Counselling sessions are available.

Please select your location

Melbourne CBD

903 – 530 Little Collins St Melbourne CBD, VIC 3000

Glen Waverley

861B Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150 (second level)


Shop 4, 860 Collins St Docklands, VIC 3081

Online appointment

Online Counselling sessions are available.

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Eligibility Criteria for Reduced Online Counselling Fees:

  1. a person who does do not hold a concession card but has suffered from a reduction in pay
  2. a person who is a sole trader or own their own business
  3. a person who is employed but has been instructed to work from home and has suffered from a reduction in pay
  4. a person who is under the age of 70
  5. a person who is under the age of 50 and is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
  6. a person who is not pregnant
  7. If you are a parent, you must still pay a gap if your child is over 12 months.
  8. if you are a parent, you must still pay a gap if your child does not require treatment for chronic health conditions/ compromised immune system.