Mrs Anne Smith

Mrs Anne Smith
Mrs Anne Smith

Mrs Anne Smith


Lecturer (Scholarship)


MacRobert Building

Room 602

King's College


AB24 5UA


Anne is an experienced accredited person-centred psychotherapy practitioner and educator. Presently Anne is the PG Counselling Programme Director, supporting both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the counselling department.

Anne’s background in primary education provided the foundation for her interest in psychology and her belief in human potential. Her bachelor degree in psychology provided the stimulus to change career into counselling and the choice of a humanistic approach felt natural after child centred roots, the person-centred approach fitting perfectly with her philosophy in life.

Over the past decade Anne’s professional experience has included working in the third sector as a counsellor, but also as a supervisor and a manager of counselling services. The return to education began with tutoring on the counselling skills programme in 2009 and now extends into tutoring the Postgraduate Diploma. Anne is an accredited COSCA trainer at both certificate and diploma level.

Anne’s recent research for her master degree in person-centred counselling explored the tribes of the person-centred nation and how it influences the practitioner’s perception of their practice. This interest has influenced her work as an educator fuelling the desire to ensure a rounded and comprehensive Person-Centred Diploma at the university.


Research Overview

Anne's particular interest is in the "Tribes' of the person-centred nation and how the person-centred practitioner defines their practice. 

In the spring of 2021 Anne achieved a long held dream and with university support, launched The Bounds, the PG programme's counselling and research centre offering a free counselling service to the local community in the Noth East of Scotland.  We aim to build upon the tradition of the person-centred approach by expanding evidence-based practice through ethical and quality research.