Billy Smith of Billy Smith Therapy

Our Mission

We believe that all people will strive to be the best they can be, given the right conditions.

Person centred therapy is also known as personcentred or clientcentred counselling. It is an approach that works with the ways in which people see themselves, rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas.

Is Person Centred Therapy Effective?

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

Isabel Gibbard Terry Hanley First published: 17 November 2008 https://doi.org/10.1080/14733140802305440

Our Core Values

There are 3 core principles which underpin the way we work:

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