Jude Smit

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Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2JA
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About me

My approach is authentic, empathic and non-judgemental. Together we can develop a shared understanding of your experiences so that you can make sense of your feelings and the challenges in your life.

I am an accredited psychotherapist / integrative arts psychotherapist experienced in working with a wide range of presenting issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, family and relationship problems.  I have worked in a range of settings within the public, private and voluntary sectors and in research.

I believe that each person’s lived experience is unique and my integrative training enables me to draw on a range of theories and techniques, according to your individual needs and what you bring to therapy. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), which can be very successful in helping with challenging memories of disturbing events. 

As it can be difficult to talk about our experiences and the challenges we face in life, if you choose to we are also able to use the arts for exploration - this does not require any artistic skill. Working with the arts, dreams and metaphor can provide deeper insight, especially when it is hard to find the words for challenging feelings and material.

Whether or not you have had therapy before, meeting a new therapist can feel daunting and it is important that the therapist you choose feels right for you. The first meeting is a chance for us to discuss your hopes for therapy, space to ask questions and decide whether you will feel comfortable working with me.

I am committed to working inclusively and actively supporting underrepresented voices.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered and accredited member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I have a Masters Degree with distinction in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.  

I have undertaken specific training in working with trauma and can offer various approaches: EMDR, the CATT trauma protocol and trauma-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also have qualifications in assessment, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

I am registered with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), British Psychological Society (BPS), Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), the EMDR Association, the UK Psychological trauma Society (UKPTS) and the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS).

I have worked with adults and adolescents in a range of settings, including two large NHS trusts in London, in Further and Higher Education, as well as in NHS research.  

I have a longstanding commitment to research, with a particular interest in underrepresented voices and have presented, taught and delivered workshops nationally and internationally.  I am currently completing doctoral research. 

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

1-1 sessions are 50 minutes long and can be in person or online.

When I work

Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  I currently have no availability.

Further information

The organisation where I have private practice rooms is easily accessible from a wide-range of surrounding areas, with good local transport links and there is free parking available.

The Inspired Hub, 3 Ashley Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2JA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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