Anna Shea Counselling (Anna Shea, MCouns., MBACP)

Anna Shea Counselling (Anna Shea, MCouns., MBACP)

Anna Shea Counselling
Old Johnston Farmhouse
AB30 1HL

01561 378272 / 07825551220

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Anna Shea Counselling
Old Johnston Farmhouse
AB30 1HL

01561 378272 / 07825551220

About me

Sometimes our difficulties in life can begin to feel overwhelming - or maybe we realise they've felt that way for a long time. It might be that now is the right time to try and work on the issues that are getting in the way for you.

My name is Anna Shea, and I offer long- and short-term psychodynamic counselling in a modern, purpose built consulting room near Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire. My practice can be reached easily and quickly from Aberdeen and the surrounding area. I also offer counselling over Skype.

I work with adults (and also with young people) who have chosen to come to counselling for a wide variety of reasons - for example, anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression and family issues.

I believe that by increasing our understanding of ourselves and others we can make better sense of our experiences, both in the past, and in the present. I aim to work alongside my clients to help them come to know about themselves, and their thoughts and feelings, more fully.

Together we may be able to discover that there are new choices to be made; to develop an enhanced awareness of the past, and find a greater hope for the future.

As well as general counselling with adults, which makes us the majority of my practice, I have a special interest in working with young people; with clients with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (e,g, Asperger's Syndrome); and in post-adoption work with families.

Please email or phone for more information, or if you think you would like to make an appointment for an initial session, where you can decide if counselling with me is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as having my own counselling practice in Laurencekirk (previously located in Stonehaven), I have worked within agencies as a counsellor for adults and young people, including the Aberdeen University Counselling Service, where I counselled staff members and students for four years. Prior to training as an adult counsellor I have had many years of working therapeutically with young people.

I have a Master's Degree (Distinction) in Counselling from The University of Edinburgh, and have been working towards a post-graduate qualification in 'Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People' with the University of Strathclyde/Human Development Scotland.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am also a BPC (British Psychoanalytical Council) Trainee (; a member of HDS (Human Development Scotland (; and a Senior Associate Member of APPCIOS (The Association of Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings,

I enjoy working with a very wide variety of clients. My main body of work is with adults, and in addition to that I have a special interest in working with young people. I am also very experienced in working with clients of all ages who have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, e.g. Asperger's Syndrome; or who identify themselves as being on the Autistic Spectrum.

I occasionally have availability to work with families and children who are looking for post-adoption support and counselling; please enquire for more details.

In addition to my counselling practice I work with organisations. I am currently providing therapeutic supervision for staff at a residential childcare provider in Fife.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Post-Adoption counselling for families and children.

Photos & videos

  • Outside my consulting room, near Laurencekirk.
  • My consulting room, photo one....
  • ...and photo two.
  • Handy little en suite.


Counselling sessions are £35 to £50 per hour, on a sliding scale: clients decide what they can afford.

Organisational consultancy fees on request.

Further information

I am based just outside of Laurencekirk, just off the A90 (a 10 minute walk from the village, or a couple of minutes by car). My practice can be reached in a 15 minute drive from Stonehaven, 30 minutes from Aberdeen (traffic permitting!), or about 45 minutes from Dundee.There is off-street parking at the door.

Maps & Directions

Laurencekirk, AB30 1HL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I see clients on weekdays and evenings, between 9:30am and 9:00pm, working in-person and over Skype. Please get in touch to find out if I have available sessions at a time that suits you.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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