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
There are many types of therapy that help to self-heal your mind, being a professional Humanistic Therapist I first listen to our client and then provide the necessary therapy,
This could include Person Centred Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Existential Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Group Therapy and Couple Counselling.
An important part of this theory is that in a particular psychological environment, the fulfilment of personal potentials includes sociability, the need to be with other human beings and a desire to know and be known by other people.
It also includes being open to experience, being trusting and trustworthy, being curious about the world, being creative and compassionate.
I understand how daunting it may be in contacting an unknown professional at first, especially if you have never experienced counselling before. I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have by e-mail, telephone or text.
Please do not hesitate to contact me on my personal mobile, you don’t need to leave your name, you can even text me and I’ll ring you back if you prefer.
If your everyday practice is to open to your emotions, to all the people you meet,to all situations you encounter,without closing down, trusting that youcan do that-then that will take you as far as you can go. And then you’ll understand all the teachings that anyone has ever taught.
If you bring forth that which is within you,Then that which is within you Will be your salvation.
If you do not bring forth that which is within you, Then that which is within you Will destroy you.
In all things in nature there is something of the marvellous.
When a man has learned within his heart what fear and trembling mean,He is safeguarded against any terror produced by outside influences.
The right way to wholeness is made up of fateful detours and wrong turnings.
Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the title death
that brings total obliteration.I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when its gone past me, I will turn to see fears path.Where the fear has gone there will be
Nothing. Only I will remain.
Hi, my name is Janaina Mahe and thank you for taking the time to reading 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 to help themselves, to make the best of their time by living a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
I am a bilingual Portuguese and English fully qualified professional Humanistic Counsellor, with a level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Practice which was awarded with Merit. I am director of a counselling services 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 to self-healing – 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 bounded 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 trained in Humanistic approaches. Secondly, I believe 100% in my clients’ inner resources to self-healing and I aim 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 that I am able to emotionally contact my clients, providing a safe, non-judgmental 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 client’s well-being