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Mr David Smith

Psychology

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Overview

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

I offer supportive , evidence-based and effective therapy to help you to manage your emotions and move forward with your life. I have extensive and specialist training in my main therapeutic approaches including: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy, Person Centred and mindfulness based therapies.

I have a great deal of experience working with emotional difficulties across people of all ages (18+) and backgrounds. I have worked in the NHS in both primary and secondary care services. I am a guest lecturer in Compassion Focused Therapy at Canterbury Christchurch University on the undergraduate psychology and clinical doctorate courses.

Areas of interest

Anxiety; depression; stress; burnout; clinical depression; recurrent depression; PTSD; OCD; adjustment disorders
; complex bereavement; social anxiety; specific phobias; health anxiety; generalised anxiety disorder; alcohol addiction; substance addiction; low self esteem; anger management; bi-polar disorder; internet addiction; insomnia; family conflict ; relationship issues; 18 years plus; mindfulness; imagery work; breathing techniques; cognitive restructuring; behavioural experiments; compassionate letter writing; multiple-selves exercises; grounding; safe space exercises; graded exposure; psychoeducation; body scan exercises; method acting; chair work; guided discovery.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Pain management

Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations
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