Dr Emma L Smith is a Clinical Psychologist, with extensive experience working within health services including the NHS, local authority services, the NGO sector, as well as clinical research settings, working with individuals of all ages and with a diverse range of mental and physical health difficulties. Having obtained her BSc in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, she went on to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East Anglia. Dr Smith currently works as part of the diabetes clinical research team at King’s College Hospital, London, providing clinical supervision and consultancy as part of a multi-site research trial of a novel group psychological intervention to support individuals with type 1 diabetes. She is also a clinical supervisor to both psychologists and non-therapists and has significant experience in providing teaching, training and consultancy, as well as in managing teams
Dr Smith has worked with clients with a wide range of difficulties including health anxiety, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, trauma, stress, work related stress, ‘diabetes distress’ (otherwise known as ‘diabetes burnout’), ‘diabulimia’ and other eating disorders.
Dr Smith uses a range of evidence based interventions, tailored to the individual needs of her clients to support to them to achieve change in their lives, and places collaborative working with the client (and family, where appropriate) at the heart of her interventions. She has expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and EMDR, and also draws on Psychodynamic, Systemic and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches.