Dave Smith Coaching and Counselling
Confidential Coaching, Counselling and Therapy in Pendle and Skipton

What are Psychotherapy and Counselling?

Counselling is a mix of careful listening and enquiry in order to understand the unique story of each individual.  For many people coming to Counselling the feeling is of being really listened to, maybe for the first time in their lives.

Psychotherapy is generally a deeper and longer term process than Counselling.  We employ the same methods of active listening and enquiry but the purpose of Psychotherapy is to facilitate change at a deeper level.

Counselling isn’t just about a sympathetic ear, a well trained Counsellor can help us make sense of our thoughts feelings and behaviour.

Who comes to Counselling?

People of all ages and from all backgrounds have benefitted from Counselling.

Particular areas of interest to me include:

  • Relationships – with partners, family, friends or at work
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Trauma and stress
  • Depression
  • Food related issues
  • Bereavement
  • Distress arising from childhood experiences
  • Self- esteem and confidence issues.