Dr. Sharon Smith

       Counselling Psychologist, Surrey

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and The British Psychological Society.

 

I have 11years of experience working with clients with a broad range of difficulties from more common problems such as depression, anxiety disorders and low self-esteem,  to more specialist areas including personality disorders,
violence in intimate relationships, parenting problems, alcohol and substance misuse and occupational health.


I have worked in a variety of different settings with children, adolescents,adults and families. Since qualification in 2014,

I continued to work for the NHS in Adult Secondary Care where I cared for clients with complex or longstanding problems that included Bipolar Affective Disorder, Psychosis and Trauma.

 

I have been working in private practice since 2016.
As a Counselling Psychologist, I place much emphasis on the relationship between client and therapist. I have been trained in numerous therapeutic approaches and can tailor treatment to your preferences and needs. I primarily practice within an integrative framework using Schema Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Schema Therapy is particularly helpful for longstanding difficulties or recurring life patterns such as a
history of unsatisfactory relationships.

 

I am highly committed to continued professional and personal development and regularly attend relevant training courses and events, keeping up to date with developments in the field and evidence of best practice.

 

Professional Status

  • Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society)

  • Registered Counselling Psychologist (Health and Care

  • Professions Council)

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

Qualifications in Psychology and CBT

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (University of East

London)

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and

  • Counseling Skills (University of London, Birkbeck)

  • BSc.in Psychology. (First class honours) (University of London, Birkbeck)