Viv Smith MBACP, PgDip. Counselling (Distinction).

Viv Smith MBACP, PgDip. Counselling (Distinction).



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About me

I am an integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist who can work in a variety of ways depending on my client's needs and preferences.

I work with clients who are or have experienced a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, childhood sexual abuse or are unsure as to the reason why they feel 'stuck'.

Prior to having therapy myself, I found it difficult to imagine how it could help. I now realise I am not the only person to have such concerns. This prompted me to ask a recent client for some feedback on our work together:

"A series of traumatic instances in my life left me untrusting, feeling isolated and unsupported, adrift emotionally and looking to a forlorn future.

I started weekly sessions with Viv Smith. She was ever attentive, supportive, questioning, encouraging, and, above all, caring. She treated me with consideration and respect. I knew I wasn’t just a name on a list of clients.

The process is not necessarily easy – there is nothing more debilitating than emotional pain. Looking back, it was enlightening, cleansing and curative. Cathartic in a way.

I persisted because I wanted to learn who I was, why there was part of me that I always hid away from the World and why the later life experiences I had gone through had affected me so badly.

Viv helped me to face up to the effects of my childhood relationship with my mother, and helped me understand myself. I was then able to accept what had happened to me, and to start afresh. I will be forever grateful to her.

My life is again full. I am awash with energy and drive and I am learning to live in the present. The future is bright."

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Distinction).
I am a Registered Member of the BACP.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£40 per session.

Maps & Directions

Anstruther, KY10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

There is a small step-up into house.


Daytime and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme