Swansea, SA1 3RT
Welcome to Esperansa Counselling Services
Esperansa Counselling Services, which is based in Swansea provide therapy, help and support for sufferers of depression, anxiety, stress, childhood trauma, self-harm and mental health issues.
Our philosophy is to understand and listen to our client and provide self-healing through personal development, self-acceptance and hope.
Esperansa is a professional therapy and counselling service that provide many types of therapies including Person Centred Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Existential Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Integrative Therapy and Group Therapy.
With this extensive array of therapies, we can help in many areas of counselling including depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, stress, mental illnesses and bereavement. Although based in Swansea we cover many areas of South Wales including Neath Port Talbot, Llanelli, Carmarthen and Bridgend.
“Janaina has taught me about self-love and how I am important. I finally found a counselling service that works for me. I had bereavement counselling-CBT and they weren’t for me.
This service has given me confidence, self-love and lots more. Janaina is a lovely lady who genuinely wants to help people in this community and I think it is something that is needed.
I can honestly say that it is the best counselling service I have ever had.”
My name is Janaina Mahe and I thank you for taking the time to read the information on my website. Firstly, I would like you to know that the reason I have chosen counselling as a profession is because I am passionate about helping people help themselves, to make the best of their time by living a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
I am a bilingual Portuguese & English fully qualified professional Humanistic Counsellor, with a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Practice which was awarded with Merit. I am a director of a counselling service company called ESPERANSA, which means HOPE in Portuguese; as I originally come from Brazil.
In reality, I am a truly person-centred counsellor who believes people are self healers and my job is to provide an efficacious therapeutic work, in which my clients may channel their own inner resources – therefore enabling them to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life. In this light, I do base my practice within a strong connection between my clients and me, but bonded by the framework of the therapeutic relationship.
Firstly, I do meet my clients where they are – as a human being and not just as a professional counsellor training in Humanistic approaches.
Secondly, I believe 100% in my clients’ inner resources to self healing and I am to work together to the best of my abilities to achieve their therapeutic change. However, I work from the principle that my clients must take responsibility for their own lives, even though we embark on their therapeutic journey together.
Thirdly, I believe in myself, in the fact I am able to emotionally contact my clients, providing a safe, non-judgemental environment and ethical service. I maintain and uphold the values and principles of the BACP, by honouring the trust placed in me and being totally committed to my clients well-being.