Steve Smith
About counselling

Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and in doing so find solutions you feel comfortable with.

Many people find that simply having a space to reflect on their situation with somebody who is not personally involved, critical or judgemental is very useful in itself.

Working together with a trained counsellor allows you to look at your life in ways you may not have considered before and to gain insight and understanding.

Exploring the assumptions you have about yourself and about life may reveal how they are holding you back and lead you to reassess or challenge those assumptions.

To some extent the terms 'counselling' and 'psychotherapy' are interchangeable.  'Psychotherapy' sometimes implies that the therapy will be longer term and some practioners also use the term to indicate a higher level of academic therapy training. It is not necessarily the case that someone who describes themself as a psychotherapist will be more highly qualified or more experienced than someone who uses the the term counsellor.

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