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Dr Anna Byrne-Smith
Dr Anna Byrne-Smith has experience of working with young people and adults of all ages. She uses a variety of techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to work through difficulties with clients.
Dr Byrne-Smith has worked with individuals experiencing a number of common and more complex mental health difficulties. These include anxiety and worry, low mood, anger, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties as well as diagnoses of personality disorder and psychosis. She has worked with individuals with physical health problems at St Thomas’ hospital. Dr Byrne-Smith has also got experience of working with people with neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism, ADHD and learning disabilities. Dr Byrne-Smith believes in creating a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic space in which to explore difficulties and draw on personal strengths and resources.
She is interested in the experiences of adolescents and wrote her doctoral thesis on the experiences of social media use among adolescents with and without an autism diagnosis.
Dr Byrne-Smith holds a doctorate of Clinical Psychology and is registered with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC).
She also has a post-graduate certificate in Children’s Psychological Wellbeing and a Foundation in Systemic Theory and Practice.