Dr. Amy Smith


British Psychological Society – Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)

Health and Care Professional Council – Practitioner Psychologist

Areas of focus:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Schema Focused Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy
Person Centred Therapy


2013-2017 London Metropolitan University: Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

2009-2010 Anglia Ruskin University: Certificate in low intensity psychological therapies

2015 Oxford University: Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders

2004-2007  University of Nottingham: First Class BSc Psychology

Dr. Amy Smith is a fully qualified Counselling Psychologist with over fifteen years of experience of offering therapy. She has extensive experience providing short to long term evidence-based counselling and psychological therapy to individuals with a range of mental health difficulties such as, anxiety, depression, OCD, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Low Self Esteem and Work Stress. She also has specialist experience in supporting individuals with Eating Disorders and Physical Health Difficulties. She is an integrative therapist where she draws upon a range of therapy models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Focused Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.

Work Experience

  • Clinical Director of Therapy Central LLP
  • Practitioner Psychologist in a range of private settings
  • Practitioner Psychologist in a range of NHS settings including those that supported individuals with severe/complex mental health difficulties, common mental health difficulties, physical health difficulties and eating disorders


Smith, A. (2017) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression and anxiety: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of clients’ experiences in a group context. Doctoral Thesis. London Metropolitan University.

Contributor to the following published paper: Hirsch et al. (2011) The contribution of attentional bias to worry: distinguishing the role of selective engagement and disengagement. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25 (2), 272-277.

Articles published by Dr. Amy Smith

Will My Anxiety Ever Go Away?

Will My Anxiety Ever Go Away?

These days anxiety is so common that the word is often overused to describe being under stress. But what if your distress doesn’t go away
17 January / 2022

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