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Dr Keren Smith

I am a Chartered Doctor of Clinical Psychology with over 12 years’ post doctorate experience. I trained at University College London in 2008 and now work at the world-renowned South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust.

I set up with my NHS colleagues the pioneering National and Specialist Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Service for adolescents. I remain a senior staff member in this service and I work with both adults and young people. In my private practice I see adults and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties.

I offer CBT and mindfulness practice for people presenting with anxiety (including obsessive-compulsive disorder [OCD], specific phobia, panic disorder, health anxiety and social anxiety), work stress and low mood and self-esteem. I also have significant experience in working with eating disorders. I work regularly with relationships, including working with people who are experiencing or have experienced abusive relationships.

I have a specialist interest in working with people with a history of trauma and symptoms associated with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and Complex PTSD. I have completed further training in specialist trauma focused models including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and DBTPE (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Prolonged Exposure). I also have an interest in working with people who use drugs or alcohol to manage their emotions. I offer a range of effective and evidence-based approaches, including attachment-based family therapy and works with families to improve relationships and family functioning.

I regularly present at national and international conferences and provide teaching and training to a range of organisations as well as offering both team and individual clinical supervision.

I am registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), which upholds high standards in professional codes of practice, qualification and ongoing training.

What clients say about working with Keren

“The sessions with Keren were very effective and I was very happy with her work” 

Mr KM, April 2022