Dr Penelope Smith-Lee Chong - Counselling and Occupational Psychologist

Dr Penelope Smith-Lee Chong - Counselling and Occupational Psychologist

Sileo Limited
South Yorkshire

I am unable to take further enquiries until 05-Nov-2018

01142 352226 / 07772 685680

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Sileo Limited
South Yorkshire

01142 352226 / 07772 685680

About me

I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner, an ACT therapist and have been an independent consultant 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, young adults and also older teenagers. I use an integrative style drawing upon my training in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Rational-Emotive Behaviour therapy (REBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness within a Humanistic framework using what is most appropriate after consultation with yourself. I offer short to medium-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, ocd, trauma, eating disorders etc. providing medium to long-term therapy. I also have experience in CAMHS providing individual therapy for teenagers/young adults e.g. depression, anxiety, self-harm.

Types of issues I deal with include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma/abuse, Post-traumatic stress disorder (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 also provide counselling to other therapists. As I am also a qualified Business and Executive coach I also provide coaching for work-related issues e.g. performance, change of career/life direction. I also conduct medico-legal work.

Referrals: AXA PPP; BUPA; AVIVA, WPA 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 and Coaching Psychologist. I am also an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and have qualifications in Rational-Emotive Behaviour therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness; Business and Executive coaching and training in Cognitive-Behaviour therapy.


I have been an independent consultant 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 also offer business, leadership and career coaching. I am fully trained in psychometrics and use this within my coaching practice.

Professional Qualifications:

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

Training and Academic Qualifications:

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, University of Wolverhampton

Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Techniques; University of Birmingham on behalf of Albert Ellis Institute; Primary 2010; Advanced 2012

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, EMDR Extra, Part 1 2010; Part 2 2011; Part 3 2011 and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode (R-TEP) and Group Traumatic Episode (G-TEP) trained 2017

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

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

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

Professional Memberships:

Full Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Full Member Division of Occupational and Counselling Psychology

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

EMDR UK & Ireland

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£100 for 1 hr psychological therapy session.
£150 for 1.5 hr EMDR session
The first session is an assessment session which is 1 hr in length - £120.

BUPA; AXA PPP; WPA Recognised Psychologist

Rates for BUPA - £100/hr; AXA PPP, AVIVA & WPA - £100 per hr

Rates for Agencies and Medico-legal work are higher as they involve more preparation.

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, EMDR and ACT and keep up to date by attending conferences and training.

Enhanced DBS checked

Hold Professional Indemnity Insurance

Maps & Directions

Sheffield, S11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Clinic consulting hours: Tuesday 9am - 6:45pm; Wednesday 12:30pm - 6:45pm; Thursday 11:30am - 5pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults