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

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

Chichester Child Psychology
St John's House
St John's Street
West Sussex
PO19 1UH

07575 800828

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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


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


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

Diagnostic and Neuropsychological assessment available - POA

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO19 1UH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Pushchair friendly but no baby change


Clinics are run weekly on Friday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm - last appointment at 5pm). Appointments are on the hour and last 50 minutes. Home and school visits may be arranged on request.

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

Qualified and experienced supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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