Treatment to Improve Low Self-Esteem 

Low-self esteem as the belief and confidence in one’s ability and value. Whilst everyone lacks confidence occasionally, individuals with low self-esteem feel unhappy or unsatisfied with themselves most of the time. If you’re in Melbourne and in need of support or treatment to help with low self esteem, you’re in the right place.

Low self-esteem and when to seek support

Low self-esteem may present in the following ways:

  • Holding an excessively critical view of yourself
  • Underestimating or neglecting your positive qualities
  • Constantly comparing yourself unfavorably to friends and family
  • Using derogatory terms to describe yourself, like stupid, fat, ugly, or unlovable
  • Engaging in a continuous stream of negative self-critical
  • Constant apologising or self-blame for things that go wrong or unplanned
  • Attributing your achievements mainly to luck rather than your own efforts
  • Automatically shouldering blame when things go wrong rather than considering external factors
  • Struggling to accept compliments and being unsure of how to respond

How can low-self esteem impact daily life:

  • Low self-esteem may trigger persistent negative emotions including sadness, anxiety, and anger
  • Lead to tolerating unreasonable behaviour in relationships or bullying
  • Self-doubt can make you avoid challenges, job opportunities, or social interactions
  • The pursuit of perfection to compensate for feelings of inferiority
  • Fear of judgment leading to avoidance of social activities and constant self-criticism
  • Low resilience making it challenging to cope with life’s challenges
  • Increased risk of self-harm including disordered eating or substance abuse
  • Self-neglect including poor hygiene, excessive alcohol consumption, and avoiding necessary medical care

How can Positive Wellbeing Psychology help?

At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, our experienced Melbourne psychologists have a special interest in guiding individuals to foster a healthy level of self-esteem and self worth through life.  

Working with a psychologist is like embarking on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, where you’ll find the strength to overcome self-doubt and emerge with a renewed sense of self-esteem and confidence.  

Make an Appointment

At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we offer flexible appointments with our psychologists during the day, evening, or weekends, both in-person at our Melbourne psychology practice or online via telehealth.

believe in change and reach progress with a Melbourne psychologist

Our team of psychologists hold full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and adhere to ethical guidelines as mandated by the Psychologists Registration Board and Australian Psychological Society. Our clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based treatment approaches to improve self-esteem.