Dr Mary-Anne Smyth - PsychD, BSc, BPS Accredited, HPC registered
020 3544 9584
Hello and welcome. If you are reading this page then the likelihood is that you are searching for something. What we search for can change throughout the lifetime and sometimes we all need assistance in recognizing what it is that we are actually seeking.
Some search for a better understanding of themselves or support in processing the present or the past. Some search for acceptance or change, some search for the tools to manage the difficulties of life. Ultimately, we all search for the best way to make the most of the time afforded to us and sometimes this search can be tiring and lonely.
Initial stage: what to expect
An initial assessment session is where we have the chance to meet in person and discuss what may be troubling you in more detail. We can then explore what might be the best way forward, all in strictest confidence. This session will also give you an opportunity to see how comfortable you feel with me, which will be an important factor in your search for the right therapist for you. There is no obligation to continue with therapy after this initial session, the decision will be yours to make.
Next stage: what to expect
If you decide to begin ongoing therapy with me, we will arrange a regular weekly appointment on the same day and at the same time and each session will last for fifty minutes.
The final stage of therapy: what to expect
The length of time you choose to engage in therapy will be totally up to you and ending therapy will be your decision, when you feel the time is right. Once you let me know you're considering ending, we will agree a date and within the final weeks we will process the ending together and recap on the journey.
What I can offer
What I offer is an array of services which are tailored to fit your needs. Short-term and long-term therapy is available, as well as a variety of therapeutic approaches. I work with individuals and also provide couples counselling. The way I work with clients aims to promote a collaborative experience, where we are able to tailor your therapeutic experience in a way that fits you best.
I provide face-to-face counselling, as well as Skype sessions and telephone sessions are also possible.
A note for the reader
I understand that deciding to engage in personal therapy can feel daunting - the thought of meeting someone for the first time and discussing personal material can seem strange. This is a perfectly natural feeling to have and my promise to you is that I will do my best to provide you with the space, time and support that you need to feel comfortable enough to tell your story.
Engaging in therapy is a journey that can really be transformative; providing the space for you to explore yourself and how you want to be in this world, whilst being supported every step of the way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained as a Dr of Counselling Psychology and have experience in providing short-term and long-term therapy. I've worked within the NHS, Charities, Universities, as well as in Private Practice and I also lecture in psychology to Undergraduates, Masters and Doctoral students.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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One-to-one counselling sessions last for fifty minutes and are chargeable at the rate of £90.00 per session. The fee for couples counselling is £100 (including all members) for each session. However, concessions are possible in some cases. I will spend time with you during our first consultation where we can establish a rate that is reasonable for us both to work with.
My consultation room is based in central London, conveniently located a one minute walk from the station. My building is fully equipped with lifts, disabled access and a reception area.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available to meet weekday afternoon and evenings.
Types of client