What is Essence?

Essence is a network of qualified professional counsellors, psychotherapists and trainers, working together to ensure good practice and a high standard of care and service as trainers and therapists.

Between us, the practice has over 15 years of working with clients from many different backgrounds. Using the 'Person Centred' approach to build a quality therapeutic relationship, we work with any issue you think it is important to bring..

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What is most important to you, is most important to us. Though we work with all issues from depression, anxiety, relationships, self esteem, bereavement and stress, we also have specific specialisms around young people, chronic physical and mental health conditions, asylum, violence, sexuality and discrimination.


Each practitioner who works with, or is recommended by, Essence is a professionally qualified and supervised Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a helping relationship.

This 'therapeutic relationship' provides an opportunity for exploration, reflection, change and growth on your terms and at your pace in a safe, structured and supportive environment.

It follows your agenda, not the counsellors, and does not seek to lead, diagnose, control, label or blame.