Dr Julie Smith

BSc (Hons)., D. Clin. Psych., C.Psychol

Chartered Clinical Psychologist



Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. D. Clin. Psych. University of Southampton

1st Class Bachelors Degree with Honours in Psychology. BSc (Hons). University of Exeter


Examples of Further Training

Motivational Interviewing (MI) 2006

Compassion focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for shame based Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 2010

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 2012

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) 2013


Registration and Professional Body Memberships

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Professionals Council (HPC)

Chartered Clinical Psychologist (C.Psychol), British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)

Member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)


Clinical Experience

I have worked in the NHS since 2005, working in a range of clinical settings including addiction services, primary care, older adult mental health, learning disability services, Children and Family mental health services and adult mental health services. After qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Southampton I worked across Psychiatric Intensive Care wards, acute care wards, and a crisis resolution and home treatment team working with people often in the acute phase of a severe and enduring mental health problem. I also developed a highly specialized psychology service within an acute ward specifically for Ministry of Defense staff. This work covered a diverse range of problems such as combat trauma, adjustment disorders, addiction and psychosis.

From this role I moved on to work in the community, providing a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy service alongside a team of Clinical Psychologists and Psychotherapists.

I use a range of psychological therapies to suit the needs of individuals. I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I provide psychological therapy for a wide range of mental health problems such as:

  • Depression
  • Postnatal depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Psychosis
  • Emotion regulation difficulties
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for single or multiple traumas
  • Trauma following a physical health problem such as cancer
  • Trauma following childbirth
  • Combat Trauma
  • Addictions

I also provide supervision for a range of health care professionals and specialist teaching for trainee Clinical Psychologists at the University of Southampton.

I am passionate about providing the highest quality psychological therapies based on the most up to date scientific evidence base. With a personal interest in positive psychology I work to help individuals use their strengths to build the resilience necessary for long-term recovery.


Clinic Location

I work in Ringwood, Hampshire.