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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Together (as a team) we have many years of experience working with adults and know that therapy can help an individual to process trauma, loss or any other difficulties they may be experiencing e.g. divorce, substance misuse, addiction, illness or help managing harmful behaviours.

 

Therapy can help you to feel more in control of your life. You can expect absolute respect and sensitivity towards whatever you want to talk about, in complete confidence.

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.

This is an experience from one of our clients...

I have unfortunately been through some very tough and challenging times and before meeting the counsellor at Essere, I struggled immensely with anxiety and depression following a major traumatic experience.

When I first met the counsellor and spoke to her I felt instantly at ease and grateful for her kind ways. She helped me through the toughest time of my life, she offered the support I needed and was never judgemental of my attitudes and feelings.

The counsellor has helped me so much with issues I feel I couldn’t have coped with on my own. She has listened to all of my worries and I am truly grateful to her for everything she has done for me and, in turn, for my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Therapy for adults

All our therapists/ counsellors work within the humanistic approach which emphasizes 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.

Person Centred Therapy

PCA- Person Centred Therapy or also known as Client Centred Therapy is a humanistic approach that works to help the client understand their experience from their own perspective. 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.

Focusing

Focusing is a gentle, creative way to work with trauma. 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. The client can feel deeply satisfied within the process even when dealing with difficult feelings.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Therapy

IPT - Interpersonal Psychotherapy Therapy - is a time-limited, focused, evidence-based approach to treat mood disorders. The main goal of IPT is to improve the quality of a client’s interpersonal relationships and social functioning to help reduce their distress. IPT provides strategies to resolve problems within four key areas.

First, it addresses interpersonal deficits, including social isolation or involvement in unfulfilling relationships.

Second, it can help clients manage unresolved grief—if the onset of distress is linked to the death of a loved one, either recent or past.

Third, IPT can help with difficult life transitions like retirement, divorce, or moving to another city.

Fourth, IPT is recommended for dealing with interpersonal disputes that emerge from conflicting expectations between partners, family members, close friends, or co-workers.

Another client said:

"There’s no feeling quite like being able to be in a comfortable, trusting environment and let every intrusive thought that had bothered you out, and for the person on the receiving end truly care about you and your journey.

Helen has helped to out of dark times and helped me to heal and move on in such a positive way. I always know she’s only a text or a phone call away. I can’t imagine where I would’ve been without her genuine support.

Over the eight month period I saw Helen, she has helped me to understand the way my mind works, giving me some of the best techniques to deal with situations on my own. I’ve tried other services before but Helen was the only one who made me feel safe and cared about.

She has truly helped shape me into the person I am becoming, and I will always be grateful for how she helped me to understand my mind and who I am. Thank you Helen."