William Smith

William Smith

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
0333 303 4805

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Therapist - Helston

Helston TR13
0333 303 4805
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I work from a person-centred perspective. The client is at the centre of the therapeutic process. I will not judge. I will try to understand where you are 'coming from'. I will be honest with you. Together we will aim to provide a safe place for you to explore, change and grow.

I have particular interests in Criminal Justice; Family Courts, Men's Issues; Divorce; Social Services Involvement; Individuals; Couples, Teenagers.

I offer Online Sessions.

A new service I am offering is photography therapy. Photography Therapy uses techniques and personal pictures, family albums, self-portraits and pictures taken by other people. In addition, the feelings, thoughts, memories, and beliefs these photos bring to mind can deepen insight during sessions. Consequently, communication is enriched during sessions. What was previously difficult or impossible to talk about can be given a voice.

Firstly, photography is an activity that provides you with some much needed ‘you’ time. As a result, you can take time out from your day and address feelings of depression, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed.

Secondly, photography can improve well-being—particularly confidence and self-esteem. We need time for ourselves. More ‘us’ time helps us to be more connected to our true selves rather than chasing someone else’s idea of ourselves.

Moreover, most people have a camera they carry with them all the time. A smartphone is all that’s needed to tell your story. Photography therapy gives you a space to do it.

In conclusion, making a photograph helps us to focus on the now. Looking at our pictures can help give a ‘voice’ to things we cannot talk about and give us insights into our attitudes and feelings.

Practice description

I have worked for multinational companies, small building companies, in criminal defence and been self employed. People are people and the trouble and difficulties faced, from without and within, by people from all walks of life are much the same. I think we all have a desire to be the best we can be. That desire can often be attenuated or extinguished by circumstances, experiences and words as well as other people.

Sometimes we do need to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions. We will seek the truth or possible truth behind the challenges.

As therapists we have therapy as part of our training. I was surprised by a lot of what I discovered. Some issues I thought were me were not and some I thought were others were not. I managed to identify and overcome issues I was not aware of. It was liberating.

I aim to provide a safe place for people to explore, change and grow. I sometimes ask clients 'who told told you that'. Often it is a situation or other person but not always . Negativity can sit inside us and hide behind other feelings and emotions. Together my clients and I can unpick what is and what we think it is.

My first session

 I use 'Sessions' for online sessions. However, if clients prefer to use Messenger, FaceBook or Skype, we can do that, but they assume the risk for security difficulties.

I will send a link to clients, which will take them to my client portal for the session. The client can be at home, in an office or a safe place as long as confidentiality can be maintained.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited