Dr Elisabeth Rothaug-Smith

Dr Elisabeth Rothaug-Smith

(BSc Hons, DClinPsy,C.Psychol)

I am a clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience working with children, young people and families in the NHS and voluntary sector and more recently in private practice.

I am chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am also a member of the BPS’s Division of Clinical Psychology and Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families (CYPS) and Faculty for Perinatal Psychology (PERI). I obtained a first class honours degree from the University of East London (UEL) where I also completed my doctoral training.

I have a warm, respectful and skilled approach to working with individuals and families and endeavour to recognize and build on their strength, resilience and resources. My interventions are guided by the assessment process, evidence-based practice as well as clients’ needs, wishes and their goals for psychological input. I believe that developing a shared formulation paves the way for working together effectively and collaboratively therefore creating positive change, whether this might be through short-term or long-term interventions.

My specialist training includes:

  • Narrative and family therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
  • Early intervention in Psychosis (EIIP)
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Areas of particular interest and expertise include:

  • Child and family clinical psychology
  • Perinatal and parent-infant mental health, including under 5s work
  • Teenage pregnancy/motherhood
  • Psychological assessment and interventions for adolescents and young adults
  • Clinical health psychology and Paediatric palliative care