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Emily Smyth, BSc, MA, MSc, PGDip, mBACP, BABCP Accred, MBPsS

Esher KT10 & London N19 07825 128 503 07825 128 503
Esher KT10 & London N19
07825 128 503 07825 128 503

About me

About Emily

Emily is a highly experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. In addition to this, she has just submitted her major research as part of completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychologist (2020), and is a Co-Founder of the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic. She is therefore 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 use of professional, experienced interpreters. Some of the therapies Emily offers include:

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapies
  • Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
  • 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. Subsequently, 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 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 which would go against the values and principles of therapy.

The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic

Emily is a Co-founder of The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic which launched in October 2019. She has therefore recently merged her own private practice under this new brand. For further information about Emily and her colleagues at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, please visit: https://thefitzroviaclinic.com/

Waiting List

Due to high demand Emily operates a waiting list. Please feel free to get in touch with Emily should you wish to discuss her availability further.

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-Present) - Refugee and Asylum Seekers (survivors of torture): Complex PTSD and Psychosis
  • The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, Private (2019-Present) - Co-Founder, Integrative Psychotherapist & Cognitive Behaviour Disorder: Ranging Presentations. https://thefitzroviaclinic.com/about-us/emily-smyth

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.

Professional Qualifications:

  • British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Registered Member, 2015 (mBACP)
  • British Psychological Society, Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, 2015 (BPsS).
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, 2018 (BABCP Accred)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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*
Borderling Personality Disorder*
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)*
Specific Phobias*
Panic Disorder*
​Psychosexual Difficulties
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)*
Relational and Intimacy Difficulties*
Self-Harm and Suicidality*
Somatic Disorders
Stress and Burnout

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Schema Therapy

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Fees & Payment

Emily accepts payments via self-funding and/or private insurance company. Fees start from £125.

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.

Further information

Emily normally works in Esher, Surrey and North London. During this unprecedented time, all appointments are being conducted remotely via a platform of your choice.

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

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages With interpreters


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Unfortunately the facilities from which Emily practices do not currently offer wheelchair access. Alternative arrangements however may be made, so please do not hesitate to contact Emily to discuss any of your needs further.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Emily Smyth, BSc, MA, MSc, PGDip, mBACP, BABCP Accred, MBPsS

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