First Psychology Aberdeen – counselling | CBT | psychotherapy | coaching

Anne Smith

Senior counsellor/psychotherapist

About Anne :
Works as Senior counsellor/psychotherapist at First Psychology Centre, Aberdeen.

Anne Smith is an experienced senior counsellor / psychotherapist who works with individual adults, couples, children and young people (age 10-15 years).

She works with a wide range of issues and problems including: depression and low mood; anxiety (general, social); stress (including exam stress); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); abuse and neglect (from childhood and adulthood); bereavement / grief; addiction (substance / alcohol); body image issues; anger and aggression; relationship issues; life transitions; loneliness; insomnia; and many more issues.

She specialises in working with young people (age 10+) and in relationship work with couples and families

Anne also offers supervision for fellow practitioners on a one-to-one basis.

Anne's way of working

Anne works in a person-centred way and aims to establish a strong therapeutic bond with each individual, which she believes is essential to enable them to fully explore their concerns during counselling / psychotherapy sessions. She has additional knowledge of systemic therapy, which informs her relationship work, as well as training in Emotion Focused Therapy. Anne brings all of her knowledge and experience to her client work in order to tailor her approach to support each client through the counselling process.

Anne's background and training

Anne has over ten years' experience of face-to-face and telephone counselling with both adults and children. She currently works at the University of Aberdeen as the director of the undergraduate counselling programme. Her background, prior to counselling, was in primary education and, latterly, in support for learning. 

Anne has an MSc (Dist.) and  a Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling - both from Aberdeen University. She also has a Certificate in Counselling Skills (Aberdeen University) and a BSc (hons) in Psychology from the Open University. In addition, Anne has undertaken additional training in  Emotion-Focused Therapy (levels 1 and 2) and Developing Supervision Practice - both from Strathclyde University. 

Anne is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and COSCA - Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland. 

Anne's fee 

Anne charges £80 per session for self-funding clients (concessions available). She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.