Dr Penelope Smith-Lee Chong

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Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1SL
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About me

Online and face to face in Horsham

I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, BPS RAPPS listed Supervisor, EMDR Europe Accredited Clinical Consultant & Supervisor, EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant and Level 3 trained in IFS. I have been an independent Chartered psychologist since 2003.

I specialise in helping individuals regain their lives after being impacted upon by stress, anxiety, depression, injury or trauma. I enjoy working using a collaborative approach in a safe, calm environment with adults over the age of 18. I use holistic and integrative style which draws on both top-down (mind/cognitive)  and bottom-up (body/somatic) approaches.

I mainly use Internal Family Systems (IFS) (a gentle approach to parts work) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and or Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR)/AI-EMDR for trauma and relational/attachment trauma. I'm also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - which includes mindfulness; Sensorimotor psychotherapy - a somatic/body therapy to help the client process the issue; Rational-Emotive Behaviour therapy (REBT), Mindfulness and CBT and integrate these within a Humanistic framework using what is most appropriate after consultation with yourself. I offer short, medium or longer-term work.

I am also a registered Occupational Psychologist and Coaching Psychologist and possess 20 years of business experience in a variety of sectors which means that I have worked with organisations and employees, understand the impact work can have upon mental health and provide counselling for this.

I have worked in the NHS services with Adults and young Adults (severe and enduring mental health) e.g. depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma etc providing medium to long-term therapy. I also have experience in CAMHS providing individual therapy for young adults e.g. depression, anxiety, self-harm.

Types of issues I deal with include but are not limited to: attachment issues, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma/abuse, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD (C-PTSD), anger, self-harm, road-traffic or industrial accidents, physical injuries or health-related issues, bullying and performance issues at work or in sport, lack of confidence/low self-esteem.

I provide supervision to therapists, psychologists and coaches. I also provide counselling to other therapists.

I am a qualified Business and Executive coach I also provide coaching for work-related issues e.g. performance, change of career/life direction.

Referrals: AXA PPP; BUPA; AVIVA; WPA,;CIGNA and other insurers recognised psychologist. Individuals may self-refer. I also take referrals from GPs, psychiatrists and agencies.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Psychologist; Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Counselling and Occupational Psychologist, Supervisor and Coaching Psychologist. I am also an EMDR Europe Accredited Clinical Supervisor and Consultant (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing); an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultant and have qualifications in Attachment-focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) and AI-EMDR; Internal Family Systems (IFS) - (level 1, Level 2 - trauma, experiential somatic IFS, Level 3); Rational-Emotive Behaviour therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma and Attachment/Developmental injuries (Levels 1 & 2); Mindfulness; Business and Executive coaching and training in Cognitive-Behaviour therapy (CBT).


I have been an independent chartered psychologist since 2003. I have trained in a variety of NHS hospitals in mental health (Adult and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and provide therapy for a variety of mental health issues e.g. PTSD, depression, anxiety etc. I have over 20 years business experience in public and private sectors.

I offer supervision to therapists, psychologists and coaches. I also offer business, leadership and career coaching. I am fully trained in psychometrics and use this within my coaching practice.

Professional Qualifications:

EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and Clinical Supervisor

EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant 

Occupational and Counselling Psychologist - Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration number: PYL19657

Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol.) Registration Number: 081473

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPSs)

Chartered Scientist (CSci) Registration Number: BPS/118/081473

Academic Qualifications:

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, University of Wolverhampton

Postgrad Cert. in Business and Executive Coaching, Leeds Metropolitan University (EMCC accredited at Senior Practitioner Level), 2008

MSc. in Industrial/Organisational Psychology, The University of Hull 2000

BSc. (Hons.) Psychology(Upper Second), The Open University, 1997

B.A. Economics and Sociology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1986

Further Training:


Unleash your EMDR Part 2 - Working with Intergenerational Trauma (IG-EMDR) and Dreams in EMDR - Mark Brayne (2-day online ; March 11-12, 2021)

EMDR Consultant's Training - Sandi Richman (EMDR UK & Ireland Association); 7-10 October 2020

Unleash your EMDR Part 1 - Working with Attachment in EMDR - Mark Brayne (2-day online ; Sept 10-11, 2020)

Easy Ego States - Robin Shapiro, EMDR Europe Association Accredited (Edinburgh November 2019)

The Flash Technique and Advanced Flash Technique for EMDR Processing Workshops  - Dr Phil Manfield (Manchester Sept 2019;London October 2019)

"When there are no words: EMDR for Very Early Trauma Held in Implicit Memory" - Dr Sandra Paulsen, (London Workshop Sept 2019)

EMDR and Complicated Grief with Dr Joany Spierings Jesmond Therapy Centre 2018

EMDR and Cognitive Interweaves with Dr Joany Spierings Jesmond Therapy Centre 2018

EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode (R-TEP) and Group Traumatic Episode (G-TEP) (Elan Shapiro, 2017)

Attachment-focused EMDR (AF-EMDR): Healing Relational trauma with Dr Laurel Parnell, The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion, York 2012

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, EMDR Extra, Part 1 2010; Part 2 2011; Part 3 2011

Internal Family Systems (IFS), Parts & Relational/Complex trauma training: 

Self Compassion retreat (Shame and Compassion) (May 2023), in-person at Penny Brohn Centre, Bristol - IFS UK: Toni Herbine-Blank, Martha Sweezy facilitators

Internal Family Systems (IFS),  Level 3 (May 2023), IFS UK Ltd,  Cece Sykes - Lead Trainer

Somatic IFS Practices Experiential Programme 11 weeks Sept - Nov 2021, IFS UK, Susan McConnell - Lead Trainer

Internal Family Systems (IFS), Trauma and Neuroscience Level 2 (Nov 2021), IFS UK Ltd,  Frank Anderson.MD - Lead Trainer

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1 (Sept 2020, Dec 2020, Feb 2021), IFS UK Ltd

Treating Complex Trauma with IFS workshop - online, Dr Frank Anderson, 1st October 2020, IFS UK Ltd

Internal Family Systems Therapy: Step-by-Step Procedures for Healing Traumatic Wounds & Alleviating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction & More. June 2020, PESI UK

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Introductory workshop, August 2020, IFS UK Ltd

Virtual Trauma Summit 22- 23rd June 2020, Action Trauma Ltd

Polyvagal Theory in Action: Creating Safety & Connection with Trauma Clients (online) Deb Dana, 29 May 2020, PESI UK

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma survivors with Dr Janina Fisher, nScience 2018 ) (in-person training)

The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma: how we can make Trauma Therapy safer with Babette Rothschild 2018 - 2 day in person workshop

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the Child Level 3 course CAMHS, Sheffield 2014

Introductory course in Systemic and Family Practice CAMHS, Sheffield 2014

Teaching clients to use Mindfulness Skills, Stanton Ltd (Dr Maggie Stanton and Christine Dunkley), 2010

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy:

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training for Developmental issues (Level 2): Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Colorado, U.S.A (March 2019 - May 2020)

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Responses and Trauma Memory (Level 1). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Colorado, U.S.A (June 2018 - February 2019)


ACT for Depression and Anxiety with Dr Russ Harris, Contextual Consulting, 2017

Masterclass in using ACT for Shame and Criticism with Drs Jason Luoma and Jenna Lejeune, Contextual Consulting 2017

ACT for Young People with Dr Louise Hayes, Contextual Consulting 2017

Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Techniques; University of Birmingham on behalf of Albert Ellis Institute; Primary 2010; Advanced 201

Clinical Supervisor training:

British Psychological Society Supervision Skills Certificate

EMDR Consultant's Training - Sandi Richman (EMDR UK & Ireland Association); 7-10 October 2020

British psychological Society’s Register of Qualifications in Test Use(RQTU):
Euro Test User (Occupational) 2012
Test User: Occupational: Ability, Personality 2001

Professional Memberships:

Full Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Full Member Division of Occupational and Counselling Psychology (BPS)

Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (BPS)

EMDR Europe Accredited Clinical Supervisor/Consultant & Accredited Member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland – Membership No: S0203

Professional Member of Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)

Member of the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies)

Founder Member of Special Group in Coaching Psychology (BPS)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Other areas of counselling I deal with

trauma; complex trauma; ptsd; complex-ptsd

attachment-based trauma

Body-based psychotherapy (sensorimotor) - developmental injuries


£140.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Psychological therapy: Face to face in Horsham & online
£140 per therapy session including EMDR
£170 for 60 mins for standard consultation/assessment

NOTE: EMDR sessions can be completed in either in 60 mins or 90 min sessions

Insurance referrals: Most insurance providers are accepted at agreed rates e.g. AXA PPP; BUPA; BUPA Global, AVIVA; CIGNA & WPA.

Clinical Supervision fees: If you would like to discuss clinical supervision, please contact me directly

Cancellation: If you are unable to attend your appointment please let me know as soon as possible via email. The required notice for cancellation is 48 hours. Where there is less than 48hrs notice – cancellation the day before, 50% of the full fee will be charged. If you fail to attend your appointment or cancel on the same day the normal fee will be charged. I hope you appreciate that it is rarely possible to fill these appointments at such short notice which is why I am obliged to charge for missed appointments and the room rental cost.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Clinic consulting hours:

Tuesday pm - Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm (online)

Tuesdays 9:30 am- 1:30pm - Face to face at Kingswood Practice in Horsham

Further information

I work within the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS) ethical guidelines. I have monthly separate supervision for Counselling Psychology and EMDR and keep up to date by attending conferences and training.

Enhanced DBS checked

Hold Professional Indemnity Insurance

Kingswood Practice, Burford House, 26 Worthing Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1SL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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The clinic address has steps so not user friendly but you can have online therapy

Online platforms




EMDR Europe Accredited Clinical Supervisor & Consultant - EMDR supervision for accreditation. BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors

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Dr Penelope Smith-Lee Chong
Dr Penelope Smith-Lee Chong