Dr Emily Smyth

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BSc, MA, MSc, PGDip, DClinPsy, mBACP, BABCP, HCPC, CPsychol
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London W1G & Esher KT10
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About Emily

Dr Emily Smyth is a highly experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Integrative Psychotherapist. She is also a Co-Founder of the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic. She is highly knowledgeable of the field of psychology including the theory and ever evolving evidence-base. At the same time, Emily is a very 'human', relatable and approachable clinician which instantly helps to put people at ease, whilst giving them the utmost confidence that they are in safe and competent hands.

Therapies Offered

As a result of the extensive professional and academic training Emily has completed to date, she has vast experience and knowledge in working with a wide range of mental health difficulties across ages, populations and cultures. She is experienced in delivering a range of therapies, and is skilled in adapting these to people's differing needs, goals and hopes. Emily's knowledge gives her the ability to offer an entirely bespoke service adapted to every individual she works with, whilst always staying true to the evidence-base. Depending on your individual circumstances, some of these therapies may be more conversational, exploratory and client-led, whilst others may offer more change-based, goal-focused structure. Therapy can be short or long-term, and can be conducted across languages via the use of professional, experienced interpreters. Some of the therapies Emily offers include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapies
  • Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy (TF-CBT, NET, PE, ImRes etc)
  • Integrative Psychotherapy (Psychodynamic / Existential / Humanistic).

Therapy Approach

Fundamental to Emily’s approach is the emphasis she places upon the development of a safe, trustworthy, and authentic therapeutic relationship that is free from judgement and shame. This is what allows personal growth and development, and will enable you and Emily to work congruently together towards your goals. Emily also strongly believes in the integration of humour within her approach, acknowledging that the therapeutic process can also be a fun and positive experience.

Emily believes in the importance of therapy being collaborative. Therefore within the initial consultation, time will be spent understanding your difficulties, needs and wants. From this, various treatment options and interventions will be discussed, advised and explored together based on psychological theory and the evidence, in order to decide upon the best route together. This may evolve over time, and will be reviewed regularly to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment and support that fits your current and changing circumstances. It is also important to understand that Emily is an ethical practitioner, and her ultimate goal is to make herself redundant to you - not to make you dependent on her as a therapist which would go against the values and principles of therapy.

The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic

Emily co-founded The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic with two other Clinical Psychologists in October 2019. She therefore merged her own private practice under this new brand. The team at The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic is made up of a team of over 30 highly experienced, specialist Clinical Psychologists who have been hand-selected by the founding members for their clinical excellence. For further information about Emily and her colleagues at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, please visit: https://www.thefitzroviaclinic.com/about-us

Please be aware that all enquiries to work with Emily will first be received by The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic. A member of the team will conduct an initial telephone consultation with you, in order to understand more about your current difficulties and needs. If we feel there may be a more appropriate psychologist within our team to offer you support we will advise, given each psychologist in our team has slightly different areas of speciality. 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Circles South East (2012) - Sexual Offenders.
  • Jobs In Mind (2013-2014) - Psychosis.
  • Dartmouth Park Unit, NHS (2013-2015) - Personality Disorders.
  • Priory Hospital Roehampton (2012-2015) - Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bereavement, Bipolar, Relational/Sexual Difficulties.
  • University of Lausanne, Switzerland - Neuropsychological Research Assistant (2015-2016): https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-27288-2
  • Emily Smyth, Private Psychotherapy Practice (2015-2019)
  • Kensington & Chelsea IAPT, NHS (2016-2017) - OCD, GAD, PTSD, Panic, Depression, Low Self-Esteem.
  • South Islington iCope, NHS (2017-2018) - PTSD, OCD, Hoarding, Agoraphobia, Depression.
  • The Woodland Centre, Community Mental Health Team and Memory Service, NHS (2018-2019) - Older Adults: GAD, Depression, Carer Support & Neuropsychological Screening for Dementia.
  • Ealing Building My Futures & Ealing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS, NHS) - Children & Adolescents: Challenging Behaviour, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Emerging Personality Disorders, Trauma & Psychosis
  • The Woodfield Trauma Service, NHS (2019-2020) - Refugee and Asylum Seekers (survivors of torture): PTSD, Complex PTSD, Psychosis & Chronic Pain.
  • Lambeth's DBT Service, NHS (2020-2021) - Adults: Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder & Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, Private (2019-Present) - Co-Founder, Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist & Integrative Psychotherapist. Ranging Presentations. https://thefitzroviaclinic.com/about-us/emily-smyth
  • The Study of Trauma and Recovery (STAR Trial), NHS (2021-Present) - Adults: Complex PTSD & Psychosis. 

Educational Training:

  • BSc, Politics, 2008-2011 (University of Bristol).
  • Intensive Postgraduate Foundation Certificate, Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, April-August 2012 (Regents University London).
  • MA, Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, 2012-2017 (Regents University London).
  • MSc, Psychology, 2014-2015 (University of Westminster).
  • PGDip, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 2016-2017 (Royal Holloway, University of London).
  • Doctorate, Clinical Psychology, 2017-2020 (Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • PGDip, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, 2020- Ongoing (British Isles, Bangor University)

Professional Qualifications:

  • British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Registered Member, 2015 (mBACP)
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, Accredited Member, 2018 (BABCP Accred)
  • Health Care and Professionals Council, Accredited Practitioner Psychologist, 2020 (HCPC)
  • British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist, 2020 (CPsychol).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Abuse and Trauma*
​Behaviours that Challenge
Bereavement and Loss
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Pain
Domestic and Gendered Violence
Eating Disorders
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Interpersonal Difficulties
Low Self-Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)*
Psychosis and Schizophrenia*
Borderline Personality Disorder*
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)*
Specific Phobias*
Panic Disorder*
​Psychosexual Difficulties
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD & Complex PTSD)*
Relational and Intimacy Difficulties*
Self-Harm and Suicidality*
Somatic Disorders
Stress and Burnout

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£195.00 - £350.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

Fees & Payment

Emily accepts payments via self-funding and/or all major private insurance companies. Fees for an initial assessment start from £295 and sessions thereafter from £195.

Emily's fees are subject to review and change, and differ according to therapy type, location and level of need. Her fees are reflective of her ongoing professional experience, training and level of qualification. Please get in touch to discuss fees further, and note that Emily does offer a limited number of clients concessionary fees during off-peak hours.

When I work

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Further information

Emily predominantly works remotely.

To enquire further, please contact Emily and/or visit the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic website - https://thefitzroviaclinic.com/

London, Greater London, W1G

Esher, Surrey, KT10

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Please do not hesitate to contact Emily to discuss any of your practical needs further. This may include modifications to accessing therapy.

Additional languages

With professional interpreters


Dr Emily Smyth
Dr Emily Smyth