Online Self Esteem Counselling
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:
Forced social distancing which made e-health and online treatment the norm
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.
How can low self-esteem impact quality of life?
As we know, low-self-esteem can have a profound impact on how we see ourselves, enjoy ourselves and experience the world around us.
Having treating hundreds of Australians with issues to do with their self-esteem, the team at Online Psychologists Australia have identified a few common ways low-self-esteem can impact quality of life. This can include:
- Negative feelings (self-doubt and self-criticism leading to sadness, anger, depression, anxiety or shame)
- Relationship struggles – it’s common for those with low self-esteem to tolerate poor treatment in a relationship because they feel it’s what they deserve, or they can’t achieve better. Alternatively, a person with low self-esteem may lash out and treat their partner poorly. This often results in a severely unbalanced, unhealthy relationship.
- Fear of trying new things or challenges
- Pursuit of attainable perfection
- Fear of being judged
- Low resilience
- Lack of personal self-care
- Self-destructive behaviour including drug abuse or alcoholism
Fortunately, with online self-esteem counselling it’s possible to reverse the persistent feelings of low self-worth and self-doubt to make a full recovery.
Our team of psychologists are ready to help.
How do we offer online low self-esteem counselling?
At Online Psychologists Australia, all of our psychologists are expertly trained professionals with a history of success when treating patients struggling with low self-esteem.
The Online Psychologists Australia team are confident in our ability to help you achieve a positive outcome, achieving a more positive state of mind and internal view which will result in a higher quality of life.
Getting online low self-esteem counselling with Online Psychologists Australia is Medicare rebated, allowing you to focus on recovery.
Our psychologists never prescribe a one-size fits all approach to improving an individual’s view of themselves and their self-esteem, but rather employ a host of evidence-based treatments and methods proven to help you unlock the cause of your self-esteem issues and teach you methods to challenge negative self-talk, appreciate yourself and stop comparing yourself to others.
Our psychological treatment methods create fantastic outcomes for our patients, the methods deliver not only great results in the short term, but also provide our patients with the tools required to cope with stressful situations in future which may be exceptionally challenging.
What are the benefits of engaging in self-esteem counselling online?
The fact that counselling is available online means the barrier to engaging is much lower – this makes it much easier for participants to take the first step and overcome their self-esteem issues which are negatively impact their quality of life.
Other benefits of engaging in online self-esteem counselling include:
- Added flexibility around treatment times (after or even before regular working hours)
- Reduced pressure or treatment stress for the patient
- Private and discreet sessions
- Medicare rebated sessions
- Patients often feel more comfortable engaging in counselling online, and this can actually speed up their recovery process
- Patients are more likely to keep up consistent sessions due to added convenience
What can you expect from online low self-esteem counselling?
Before you officially start your treatment – you’ll have a free 15-minute consultation 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 15-minute consultation 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."
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."
"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.
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