Re: Who was a better counselor, Troi or Guinan?
Yes, a counsellor is usually there to listen...like a regular psychologist. I would think. Means Troi had no business on the bridge, but that's another story.
Anyway, as to advice, I think Guinan's was better because she could just opine and tell you what she thought about whatever situation. She was no-one's therapist.
It was a nice day ... AND THEN EVIL CAME!— The Collected Works of Stephen King, condensed version