Anna Shea Counselling (Masters' Degree in Counselling, MBACP Registered)
Anna Shea Counselling
Old Johnston Farmhouse
01561 378272 / 07825551220
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, young people, children and families who have chosen to come to counselling for a wide variety of reasons - for example: anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression, eating disorders, stress - and many other 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 individuals and families, which makes us the majority of my practice, I have a special interest in working with clients with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (e,g, Asperger's Syndrome); and in post-adoption/fostering 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
I enjoy working with a very wide variety of clients. My main body of work is with general counselling with adults; in addition to that I have a special interest in working with young people, children and families, including 'looked-after' children, and families who are fostering or have adopted. 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.
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 to in counselling, 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 Member (http://www.bpc.org.uk/); a member of HDS (Human Development Scotland (http://www.hdscotland.org.uk/); and a Senior Associate Member of APPCIOS (The Association of Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings, http://appcios.com/).
In addition to my counselling practice I supervise other practiotioners, and also work with organisations. I am currently providing therapeutic supervision for staff at a residential childcare provider in Fife.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Post-Adoption/Fostering counselling and support for families and children.
Organisastional consultancy and supervision.
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My fees are £40 per session; each session lasts for 50 minutes.
Organisational consultancy fees on request.
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.
I also offer counselling by Skype to clients based both locally and internationally.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I see clients on weekdays and evenings, between 9:30am and 9:00pm, working in-person and via Skype. Please get in touch to find out if I have available sessions at a time that suits you.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Psychodynamic/relational supervision, for practitioners working with adults, children and families in a variety of contexts.View supervision profile