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Essy's Auto Biography


Essy Banda of Works of My Hands is a young woman who, at the age of 23 years old, found herself drowning in emotional baggage and was questioning her very own existence. She yearned to live a successful and fulfilled life but was facing many life struggles for years however she fought through these struggles, faced her demons and through all this has found her calling to help other people especially young people, young adults and families in making constructive decisions to avoid unnecessary struggles and those who may be facing similar challenges to find coping strategies to overcome their struggles that they may also enjoy successful and fulfilling lives. “What seem to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” (Oscar Wilde). In her trials she discovered many blessings. Through dedicating her whole life to The Lord Jesus, she discovered that there was more to life than the minimal, with focus and right mind-set. On discovering this she set goals that restored her life and gave her purpose and direction. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, one must truly appreciate what they already have” (Ralph Marston). She fought through her unfavourable life challenges to build a better future for herself by appreciating the current and being optimistic about the future. She currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Counselling and Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Counselling children and Young People.

About The Team


The name “Works Of My Hands” was birthed from the book of Genesis 1:31, everything that was created was good and is good but has been corrupted by our environment due to different life circumstances. Works Of My Hands is an inventive counselling, motivating and mentoring company creating resources to stimulate and challenge our clients to live a lasting purposeful and successful life. There is no wealth like knowledge and poverty lies in ignorance. We aim to motivate and challenge our clients, in hope of bringing restoration and peace through transformation of the mind-sets of those struggling with different life issues. We believe that people already possess the skills they need to reach their full potential; this is aimed to be done by equipping through counselling, mentorship and motivating, encouraging and exposing people to information that will transform and renew their mind in hope of living a balanced life of purpose and success. Imagination is everything; it is the preview of life’s coming attractions” (Albert Einstein). If you can imagine it, with the right guidance you can reach it. Within everyone’s inner-self you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. We want to help our clients come to this realisation and live an authentic life. Our long term goal is to write inspirational thesis, messages and books, incorporate all our many gifting/talents that we continue to discover into the works of my hands, travel nationally and internationally counselling and inspiring people to live a fulfilled purposeful life.

Our Services

Counselling Young People, Adults and families

Works of My Hands offers different clinical approaches of professional counselling integrated with Biblical truths to mental wellbeing. Our services include- group therapy, one to one and family counselling. We are equipped to assist with issues like: Abuse, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Family Issues, Recovery from relationship breakdown and separation, Spiritual Guidance, Stress Management, Thoughts about hurting yourself or others, Unhealthy Relationships.

Mentoring Young People and Young Adults

You Already Possess The Skills You Need To Reach Your Full Potential. We offer training and development services through sharing past experiences to young people and young adults to live a successful and fulfilling life. Encouraging individuals and offering guidance to make good decisions and reach impactful goals. We offer one to one, group mentoring and training programmes.

Motivational/Inspirational Support

Be Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Mind. We assist individuals to develop resilience by constantly changing cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage maintenance of positive adjustment under challenging conditions. We also inspire through sharing experiences that have worked for us and offer support in achieving lasting results.

Motivational/Inspirational Speaker

We aim to empower, motivate and inspire our audience by communicating life strategies with transparency, to help people see the future in a positive light. By motivating our audience to step beyond their limitations into their greatness in different ways, promote personal development and growth and positive change so they can have a greater impact in their community.

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