Dr Melanie Smart - Clinical Psychologist (D.Clin.Psy, PGcR, BScHons)

Dr Melanie Smart - Clinical Psychologist (D.Clin.Psy, PGcR, BScHons)

Chichester Clinical Massage Centre
6 City Business Centre
Basin Road
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8DU

University Of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH

07575 800828

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Chichester Clinical Massage Centre
6 City Business Centre
Basin Road
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8DU

University Of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH

07575 800828

About me

As a registered Clinical Psychologist specialising in Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, I offer high quality, evidence based assessment and intervention to children aged 0-18 and their families. I am based in Chichester, West Sussex and will see people in West Sussex and from the surrounding areas of Hampshire and Surrey and those willing to travel from further afield. I provide flexible independent clinics to children, young people and their families. The aim is to provide detailed assessment and tailored therapeutic interventions for a range of emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. No two children, individuals or parents are the same, and as such, the advice and support I offer is tailored to meet a family's unique needs, as and when they arise.

My approach is based on your personal needs and mutually identified goals and I take a collaborative approach to our work together. Home and school visits can be provided by arrangement and I can offer consultation to other professionals and networks working with your child  upon request.

I can also work with wider family members if this is identified as helpful to your child. I advocate early intervention and prevention so if you are worried about a child or young person, please do not hesitate to request an assessment. No issue is too small.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified and Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist - Dr Melanie Smart BScHons, PGcR, D.Clin.Psy

Specialising in:

  • Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Assessment and Intervention
  • 15 years working in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Child Learning Disability Services
  • Trained at the Universities of Leicester, Birmingham and De Montfort
  • Member of the Health & Care Professions Council - HCPC Number PYL18482.

I offer the following specific approaches and work integratively where appropriate:

  • CBT
  • Trauma Focused CBT
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Brief solution Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Theraplay
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Attachment Therapies

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parenting support, behaviour management, autistic spectrum disorders/autism, post adoption/fostering issues, parent-child bonding, adjustment to parenting or child illness/disability, sleeping, feeding and toileting issues in children, separation anxiety

Fees

£130 for an initial assessment appointment
£100 per session for an intervention appointment
£100 per hour for other contact – school meetings, observations, consultations etc.
£350 for a cognitive assessment including report
£100 per hour for Clinical Supervision

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO19 8DU
Guildford, GU2 7XH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Clinics are run weekly on Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9pm (last appointment at 8pm). Appointments are on the hour and last 50 minutes. Home and school visits may be arranged on request.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Families
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