Dr Emma Smith’s studies have taken her across the United Kingdom. Completing her BSc (Hons) at the University of Warwick, she would then study for an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, before later completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Christ Church Canterbury University. Since 2012, she has been working as a clinical psychologist in a specialist service in a Central London NHS Trust.
A consequence of her rigorous studies, 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 is a published author in this field. Aside from her clinical expertise, Dr Smith has experience in the management of multi-disciplinary teams in the NHS. 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.