Julie Smith

Julie Smith

Educational Psychologist

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Julie Smith

Educational Psychologist

Educational Psychologist/Trauma Therapist

(BSc. Hons. Psych. , MSc. Ed. Psych., PG Cert., PG Dip.)

Julie is an educational psychologist and trauma therapist and registered with the HCPC. She has over 12 years experience working in both the public and private sector over that period of time. Over the years Julie has held specialist posts within the NHS having worked in the Autism Intervention Service and Paediatric Transgender Service. Julie is a member of two multi-disciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment teams within the private sector and has developed a high level of expertise in relation to associated challenges, such as sensory processing challenges and demand avoidant profiles. Within the voluntary sector Julie has worked within a sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse service providing therapeutic support to adults. Julie is committed to engaging in continued professional development and recently completed a post diploma in psychological trauma from the University of Chester. She has completed advanced and accredited training in a range of approaches including, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. As such Julie is an integrative therapist and draws from a range of different psychotherapeutic approaches to ensure clients receive an individualised support based on best evidence guidelines. This background in therapy meant she was well placed to lead a therapy team whilst working in the public sector, given her clinical experience. Whilst working in the public sector Julie held specialist remits in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Looked After and Accommodated children and young people, language and literacy in addition to therapy. Julie was a member of the Fostering and Adoption panel for over four years, offering advice and consultation. During the same period Julie was an associate lecturer/supervisor on the post graduate training course at the University of Strathclyde.



2017-2020 PG Diploma in Psychological Theory in Psychological Trauma from the University of Chester

2010- 2014  Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing completed

2013 PG Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis 

2005-2007 MSc in Educational Psychology from the University of Strathclyde


Professional Membership

Health and Care Professionals Council

EMDR Association UK and Ireland


Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Narrative Therapy




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