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Online Self Esteem Counselling

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Professional counselling for issues with low self esteem, online via telehealth.

We can be our own harshest critic, it’s always important to remember to be kind to yourself. Self-esteem is a reflection of our opinion of ourselves, it reflects an individual’s personal, subjective value of themselves, how much they like who they are as a person and how good they allow themselves to feel.


Unfortunately, due to the unfair levels of pressure, we place on ourselves we often view ourselves in a less than kind way.

With self-esteem being our most basic sense of self-worth or value, a diminished or negative internal view can have significant consequences on our day-to-day lives, and our quality of life.


Low self-esteem can negatively impact our performance at work, our relationships and our outlook on life. Low self-esteem can result in self-doubt, self-criticism which then can cause social anxiety and depression.


At Online Psychologists Australia, our team are experts in unlocking and undoing low self-esteem issues – allowing you to go on and live a happier, more fulfilling life.


Online Low Self Esteem Counselling delivered via telehealth is not a new concept and was already growing at a steady rate prior to 2020.


However, during the global pandemic two factors at play greatly accelerated the adoption of online Low Self Esteem counselling:

  1. Forced social distancing which made e-health and online treatment the norm

  2. Heightened levels of uncertainty as a result of ongoing health concerns, record levels of job-loss and unemployment dramatically shook people’s view of themselves. Widespread redundancies deeply challenged many individual’s self-worth.

At Online Psychologists Australia our team are well-trained in helping individuals dealing with low-self-esteem and can help them build a more positive outlook of themselves and in turn their life. Our team is skilled and supportive and will work through a wide range of evidence-based exercises which allow you to develop automatic, positive self-talk.

Medicare rebated low self-esteem counselling with a professional Australian psychologist

One of the misconceptions with online low self-esteem counselling, when compared to face-to-face treatment, is that it’s not available under Medicare to receive rebates – this is not the case.


At Online Psychologists Australia our sessions are rebated through Medicare.


You’ll be individually matched with an expert psychologist that best meets your unique needs and preferences so your self-esteem counselling can be as effective as possible.

Common causes of low self-esteem?

While each individual struggling with low self-esteem has had a unique set of circumstances in their upbringing or personal life which has led them to feel this way, as professionals treating those with low self-esteem, there are some common causes we see, including:

  • An ongoing, stressful and intense life event such as job loss or relationship breakdown

  • Poor treatment from a loved one, parent or carer – such as an abusive relationship (emotional or physical).

  • A difficult childhood or upbringing where parents, teachers or carers were relentlessly critical

  • Ongoing medical issues such as serious illness or physical disability

  • Mental illness such as anxiety or depression


It’s also important to remember that it’s normal to lack confidence from time to time, to maybe feel unsure or uncertain about a new or challenging task – however when those feelings and persistent, derisive and undermine how you want to live your life, seeking help is an important first step.

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  • What are the common symptoms of depression we encounter?
    It is important to remember that we all experience symptoms of depression from time to time, and that may not necessarily mean you are depressed. Everybody suffers from depression in their own unique way and no two experiences are identical, however, there are a number of common symptoms we encounter, which are often summarised by feeling down, miserable, sad or hopeless – the loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities you may enjoy. Symptoms can include: Withdrawing from friends and family Restlessness Feeling perpetually tired and fatigued Inability to concentrate or focus on one task Issues with sleep Mood swings Loss or change of appetite Relying on alcohol or sedatives Feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, irritable and sad Thoughts of worthlessness or hopelessness
  • How do we treat depression?
    All of our psychologists are highly trained professionals with a history of success when treating patients suffering from symptoms of depression. Our psychologists don’t prescribe a one-size fits all approach to treating depression, but rather employ a host of evidence-based treatments and therapies proven to help alleviate the symptoms of depression. Your dedicated and personally matched psychologists may use any number of the following techniques: Schema Focused Therapy Assertiveness Training Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Solution Focused Brief Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Compassion Focused Therapy Behavioural Therapy Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • What are the benefits of seeking help?
    The upsides of seeking and receiving help for depression are immense. The experienced and professional team at Online Psychologists Australia have seen hundreds of patients experience benefits such as: Improved relationships and friendships Improved physical health Improved sleep and rest Improved feelings of happiness and a restoration of energy Feelings of a burden being lifted Sharper thinking and a better memory A healthier lifestyle A lower risk of future depression, as patients are often better equipped to deal with depressive periods

What can you expect from online low self-esteem counselling?

Before you officially start your treatment – you’ll have a chat with someone in our team so that we’re able to match you with a psychologist that best meets your unique needs, your specific needs and your treatment preferences.


Once you begin treatment, the psychologist supporting you will take the time to understand you as an individual. You will find the conversation takes place in a completely safe, private and comforting manner – your highly skilled psychologist is there to help you, not to judge you.


Depending on your individual needs and circumstances, the psychologist supporting you can draw on a range of evidence-based methodologies to help you improve your self-esteem, self-confidence and self-belief.

Completely overcoming low self-esteem won’t happen overnight, and more often than not, you will have some ‘homework’ or tasks to perform in between sessions. These small tasks often involve being present and aware during day-to-day life and will help you make progress.

Get low self-esteem counselling online with a professional psychologist today

Reaching out and accessing support for your self-esteem issues can be tough, however, the benefits of doing so can be genuinely life-changing.


Our professional, empathetic and understanding team of psychologists are ready to help you develop a healthy, positive state of mind and view of yourself.


At Online Psychologists Australia, we offer a free, no obligation chat where we’ll personally match you with a psychologist that best meets your unique needs.


All of our sessions are claimable through Medicare.


Get the help you need today.

"The privacy and comfort of having sessions online, but still face-to-face over Zoom made me feel so much more at ease. I was able to open-up much quicker and felt like I was making progress after just my first session."

Andy, 28

What our clients are saying

"Being able to book in appointments that work around my schedule has been incredible. Speaking to Rob has had the most positive impact on my mental wellbeing given the isolation I experienced in 2020."

Liz, 41

"The fact I was able to get medicare rebate on my sessions made the whole process so much easier. I've already recommended Online Psychologists Australia to a few friends that have been struggling lately.

Amita, 22

If you're having thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

If you’re having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, there are many organisations that can help you 24 hours, 7 days a week. They include:

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