Esmie Wainwright believes that working in an empathic way offers the client the safety needed to feel supported and accepted for who they really are, also helping to build a successful therapeutic relationship. Therefore, enabling the client to feel safe may allow them to access deeply rooted thoughts and feelings, which may be causing disturbance.
Esmie believes that offering the client the space to talk through their thoughts and feelings helps to acknowledge and identify issues, and to focus on methods of finding inner contentment. Esmie adopts an integrative approach, predominantly Person-Centred, but also draws on Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis, as she believes that each client is unique and has different needs and requirements.
Esmie’s most recent background is as Foster Carer and Behaviour Mentor, working with challenging behaviours and supporting families with conflict resolution. She understands the pressures parents, children and young people experience in their relationships, how this can lead to family breakdown and how this impacts on each individual. Esmie helps to support healthier ways of managing stress and emotions.
She also has a background in Business, she has worked as a Civil Servant and Communications Sales Manager in a large Company,so also understands the stresses of the business world.
Esmie is a trainee integrative counsellor and is registered with the BACP. She works within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service and sees NHS patients for counselling at a GP surgery in Lambeth. Esmie is currently working towards a diploma in integrative counselling.