Welcome to Essential Self, a service offering help and support for better mental health at home, work and at school.

Here at Essential Self we are aware that living in today’s world can be difficult – with constant demands, pressures, things to do and things to sort. The constant hurly-burly we all experience can undermine our resilience, drain our confidence and start to cause problems with our mental wellbeing.

Providing an individually-tailored service, Essential Self provides support, help, and education for mental health issues via a coaching framework. The advantage of this approach is that rather than spending too much time looking to the past, we offer a pragmatic way of dealing with the present, with a view to helping people take committed action, make lasting changes and move forwards again.

We provide a service for individuals – ‘Mental Health at Home’ which offers one-to-one specialist mental health coaching; mindfulness skills for mental health; workshops, and coaching in stress management skills. We use modern evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Coaching to help people with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem and body confidence issues.

In addition, we provide wellbeing support and advice for businesses – ‘Mental Health at Work’ – which helps employers and employees to boost mental health awareness, promote mental wellbeing in the workplace, and develop strategies to increase psychological flexibility. This is done through a variety of packages including group sessions, one-to-one contact, and consultation.

We also help support teachers and pupils with our ‘Mental Health at School’ service providing mental health promotion and awareness in primary and secondary schools.

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 Davies
Tel: 07486 607420