Dr Emma Smith completed her BSc (Hons) at the University of Warwick, an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Christ Church Canterbury University. She has been working as a clinical psychologist in a specialist service in a Central London NHS Trust since 2012.
Dr Smith has expertise in mentalisation based treatment (MBT) and is an accredited supervisor in this approach. She also has specialist training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and schema therapy (ST). Dr Smith is particularly passionate about the use of mindfulness in psychological therapy and a published author in this field. Apart from clinical expertise, Dr Smith has experience in the management of multi-disciplinary teams in the NHS.
Her special interests include mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, mentalisation based therapy and schema therapy. She has experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorder and substance misuse problems.
She also has a particular interest in working with the families, partners and friends of people with mental health problems to support them in understanding their loved ones and coping with the difficulties that can arise in the relationships.