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About Me

About me:

Open Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Teenage Counselling, Men’s Counselling and Therapeutic Photography workshops.

Face-to-Face Sessions in Truro, Redruth, Camborne, Helston and Falmouth.

Online for further afield.

Unit 1, Coinage Ope

Helston

TR13 8EB

07955 296052

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Billy Smith Counselling, Helston, Cornwall, United Kingdom

A short section about me:

I have a Certificate in Advanced Counselling Studies and a Diploma in Person-Centred  Counselling and Therapy from Plymouth University. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and verified by Psychology today.

My work experience includes a multinational company, retail, construction, criminal defence and self-employment. I have had dealings with the Civil Courts regarding divorce, child custody and the Court Welfare Service. Furthermore, I have experience helping people dealing with Social Services.

My Mission

 My mission is to provide a professional, confidential counselling service with the intention of helping people overcome their problems to help them return to balance and fulfilment.

What is person-centred counselling?

Person-Centred Counselling is also known as client-centred counselling. It is an approach that works with how people see themselves rather than how a counsellor interprets their unconscious thoughts or ideas. You are the expert on you!

Three core principles underpin the counselling services I offer:

  • Unconditional positive regard – accepting the client where and how they are.
  • Congruence – the ability of the counsellor to relate to the client by dropping the professional facade and being human.
  • Empathy – the ability to recognise and respond to emotions expressed by the client.

Is Person-Centred Counselling Effective?

A five‐year evaluation of the effectiveness of person‐centred counselling in routine clinical practice in primary care concluded that:

The results indicate that person-centred counselling is effective for clients with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Effectiveness is not limited to individuals with mild to moderate symptoms of recent onset, but extends to people with moderate to severe symptoms of longer duration.

Isabel Gibbard Terry Hanley. First published: 17 November 2008 

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