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Essence of Self

Counselling & Wellness Services


Hello & Welcome

Essence of Self is a Counselling and Wellness Company offering therapeutic services for the purpose of healing and self-growth founded by Nikkol Adams, a registered clinical counsellor and yoga instructor. With over 10 years of experience supporting individuals with unique mental health concerns, she has developed a deep passion for bringing congruence between the mind and body connection and directs her energy towards helping individuals understand their emotional and physical experience through the use of conversation and movement.

Essence of Self Approach 

It can be difficult reaching out for support and giving yourself the space to reflect on what you need. For that, Nikkol recognizes the courage it has taken for you to get here and the willingness to be open. She believes understanding your human experience is the path towards healing. Therefore, wonder, acceptance, and compassion are core values in Nikkol’s approach. When we become more self-reflective towards our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and learn how to reveal our self-expression, we are more capable of creating long lasting change in our life.
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Your true nature is the essence of your being. It is your human experiences that forms your identity. Becoming your authentic self is to rediscover the virtues that are most important to you – the beliefs that you have acquired throughout your lifespan. Your essence has always been with you but at times, challenging to uncover. Begin noticing your essence to allow your authentic self to be seen.

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The sense of who you are defines the self. It is the formation of your identity that consists of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. It is the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. Becoming aware and attuned to yourself starts with consciously noticing your innate virtues – your essence. Coming to understand ourselves better reveals the opportunity for our unique and authentic self to be expressed.


What will support look like?

Human development, and personal growth, does not have to occur in solitude. Difficult situations can present themselves in life that involve encouragement and guidance from others to help process the emotional experience. There are many ways to seek support, counselling and wellness services being one. Nikkol believes in a holistic approach to healing is important to strengthen the mind-body connection and build resiliency. Her areas of focus support children, youth, and adults.