Essential Self is a mental health and wellbeing service dedicated to helping people be happier in the workplace.

“Emma is a person of absolute integrity… Her sensitivity, understanding and humour ensured that the coaching sessions were highly productive and I left feeling that I had benefited immensely from her approach”


“Emma really helped me get on the right track. I knew I wanted to make some changes but I wasn’t sure what. Emma helped me focus on what it was I really wanted and showed me ways I could pursue it. Highly recommended.”


“I had the virus in the very early days of lockdown; instead of trying to struggle through I listened to that “inner wisdom” and let my body rest and recover……. Quite a contrast to how I would have reacted prior to the sessions with you”


“I highly recommend Emma’s coaching to anyone, as it really helped me through a pressured time in my life. I am a working mum who has a complex home life and became very overwhelmed with day to day stuff. Emma helped me work through the issues practically and really empathised so I felt very supported. I still use the strategies now and feel I can get back some focus, strength and control to deal with stressful times.”


Hello, and welcome to Essential Self – a workplace wellbeing service which helps businesses and individuals maximise their personal and professional potential by dealing with issues in a pragmatic and focused way.

Run by Emma Davies, a qualified mental health nurse, teacher and coach, I specialise in providing straightforward mental health and wellbeing support through coaching, consultancy, presentations and training.

I provide this support for:

– Businesses who want better mental health and wellbeing as an outcome within the workplace, with the understanding that this ultimately improves difficulties such as high absence levels and sickness rates, poor productivity and low staff retention.

– Employees who want better mental health and wellbeing, ultimately resulting in a sense of ownership, more agency and more control over their experience within the workplace.

My approach to improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is holistic, individualised, pragmatic and based on common sense, as well as coming from professional and personal experience.

Take a look at Our Services to see how I might be able to help you.