Services for Adults
We have an experienced team of Therapists who are able to help you...
...however we know that it can feel overwhelming making the call or knowing which type of therapy you may need.
We want to make the process into therapy as easy as possible, so we offer a free initial, conversations either via messaging, zoom or phone whichever you feel more comfortable. We will answer any of your questions and talk you through the different types of counselling/ therapy we offer.
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What will happen once I decide to attend therapy/counselling with Essere Therapies?
If you decide to attend therapy, during your first visit to the counsellor, a contract will be agreed which helps both the counsellor and yourself know how you will work together.
It’s important you feel able to speak freely so the counsellor will support you to feel safe and able to express your concerns and experiences in a place free from judgement.
Of course, the counsellor will also discuss confidentiality and how they will keep your information safe. If you would like to, please view our privacy statement.
What it's like
Therapists at Essere adapt their style to suit the individual, if a client feels uncomfortable with silence we don't just ‘sit back’, we move forward and help you to feel more comfortable and at ease. You will get to know the ‘real person’ who your therapist is, someone who has their own thoughts and ideas which, when appropriate, they may express to support you in getting closer to your own truth.
We find that once the person who comes for counselling feels safe within the relationship, they are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours freely. Clients become able to identify what is causing their difficulties and are supported in the process of working towards positive change and a more peaceful state.
We receive lots of feedback from clients but the most talked about part of the process is that they find the experience of therapy supportive and non-threatening. The client is always in control of what to share during their sessions, with the therapist by their side offering understanding, compassion and acceptance.
Therapy for adults
All our therapists/ counsellors work within the humanistic approach which emphasises the personal worth of the individual, the centrality of human values, and the creative, active nature of human beings and human relationships. The approach is optimistic and focuses on the noble human capacity to overcome hardship, pain and despair.
We also offer a hybrid approach blending face to face and online therapy. Many clients find the flexible approach beneficial and more accessible.
Humanistic therapies work to help the client understand their experience from their own perspective, focusing on self-development and growth. The approach helps the client connect with their own values and self-worth enabling them to move forward towards a more peaceful state of being.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - is a talking therapy, based on the theory that feelings, thoughts, what we do and how our body feels are all connected. If we change one of these, we can alter the others.
When we feel worried or distressed, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT tends to focus on the here and now rather than the past and helps us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better.
Somatic therapy is a gentle, creative way to work with trauma. Our bodies hold the emotion, so it is based on the ability to listen to our innermost feelings; it is a witnessing the trauma and its impact, rather than re-experiencing it. The therapist is in tune with the client's process and supports the client to feel in control of their feelings, using body-focusing techniques. The client can feel deeply satisfied within the process even when dealing with difficult feelings.
Integrative therapy aligns therapeutic techniques from differing orientations to best suit the individual.Tailoring the therapy allows the therapist to adapt their approach placing the client central to the process. It allows freedom of expression in a safe, trusted relationship, enabling clients to make changes so they feel more balanced and able to face the world.