Counsellor and Psychotherapist
“Helping people help themselves”
Sometimes a person may find themselves in difficulty or possibly even finding life distressful. It may relate to current difficulties or may have a deeper source from earlier influences. Whatever the reason, by talking with a therapist in total confidence it is possible to develop a new perspective and then maybe begin to have some clarity.
The therapy here is counselling and psychotherapy and whilst these two aspects can be viewed differently there is often an overlap. Both processes involve talking to someone who is professionally trained in order to provide therapeutic change.
As a general guide we may say that counselling will help with specific current life issues and is more likely to be short term work. Psychotherapy is longer term work and deals with issues that may be related to past experiences.
I work with people helping them understand and potentially resolve a wide range of difficulties. Typically these may include: anxiety, feeling low, loss, relationship issues, stress, self esteem, eating disorders, addictions, anger management, OCD, panic disorder and phobias.
© David John Smith 2018