Kerry Smith

Title: Senior Therapist

Department: Clinicians

Telephone: 0207 929 7911

Email: info@efficacy.org.uk

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma Counselling Psychology
  • MSc Counselling Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BABCP Accredited Practitioner
  • HCPC Registered Practitioner 

Experience 

Kerry is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and accredited BABCP practitioner with 20 years’ experience of working within the NHS across in-patient, secondary and primary care. 

Kerry has extensive experience providing clinical and operational leadership, specialist psychological consultation and supervision to clinicians, as well as working directly with clients presenting with the most complex disorders.  In addition to her clinical work, Kerry has developed and delivered educational courses, including training in psychological interventions to medical staff and lecturing on psychology doctoral courses.  Kerry also has experience of taking psychology into corporate organisations keen to improve their understanding of staff wellbeing.

Special Interests 

Kerry has chosen to specialise in working with adults and is a highly experienced clinician with wide-ranging clinical interests and expertise.  These include individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, work-related stress, psychosexual issues and adjustment to chronic physical health conditions.  She strives to help individuals understand unhelpful cycles of thinking and behaviour and use this self-awareness to improve their functioning.

In addition to working with individuals, Kerry also works with couples experiencing relationship distress, helping change attitudes and behaviours so that they can function in a fashion more acceptable and satisfying to both.