Annette Smith

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MBACP (Accred)
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Johnstone, Renfrewshire, PA5
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About me

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and provide counselling to Adults, Couples and Young People and Children. I am based in Elderdslie, which is central to the Renfrewshire area, many towns in Ayrshire ,and only 25 minutes drive from Glasgow. I can offer both daytime and evening appointments and a few weekend appointments.

My counselling room offers a comfortable, quiet, relaxed environment for your counselling session

My approach to counselling is Person-centred, where I would offer a relationship with you based on trust and respect. I will provide you with the opportunity to explore many parts of yourself and your life, in an accepting, understanding and open way. Counselling can help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself or your situation, provide new insights, help you to make difficult decisions and to help you to move forward.

I love my work as a counsellor and my interest in counselling was brought on by my own life experiences, and a desire I have always had to work with people in a helpful way.

Training, qualifications & experience

EMDR                                                  Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Strathclyde University)
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People. (Edinburgh University)
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (Glasgow.)

I am An Accredited member of BACP. I am a PVG Scheme member

I have also completed the following Personal development courses

Person-Centred Couple and Family Therapy, Strathclyde University, (2011).
Scottish Mental Health First Aid, RAMH, (2010)
Working at Relational Depth, Strathclyde University. (2010)
ASSIST-Suicide prevention and first aid. RAMH (2009)
Play Therapy, Strathclyde University, (2008)
Working with Muslim and Asian Clients, Strathclyde University, (2008)
Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance, (2008)
Child Sexual Abuse, SWD Training Centre, (2008)
Supporting Children's emotional well-being. Place 2be, (2007)
Self Harm, Penumbra Self- Harm services, (2006)

In the past 11 years years I have had experience of working in the voluntary sector, within the school setting, and in private practice, where I have provided counselling to Adults, Couples, Children and Young People.  I currently work in private practice,  where I receive referrals from various agencies. I also work as a counsellor for the following organisations; MS Society Ayrshire & Arran where I provide counselling to individuals affected by MS. A charity supporting those affected by sexual abuse, where I provide Non-directive Play Therapy to Children, and Person-centred Therapy to Adults and Young People. I also provide counselling for a charity who provide support to those who have experienced traumatic loss through murder or suicide.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a very particular and significant experience of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD,Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Traumatic Loss, I also have extensive experience of working with Young People and Children, and I incorporate the use of Play Materials, when appropriate.


£50.00 per session

When I work

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Further information

Please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email if you have any questions, or you would like more information on the services I provide. There is also a link at the top of the page to my website, where there is more detailed information about me and the type of counselling I provide.  Thank you for taking the time to read my listing on counselling directory.

Elderslie, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, PA5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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Annette Smith
Annette Smith