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Dr Melissa Smith

BSc (Hons), D Clin Psych, MSc

Clinical Partners

Clinical Psychologist

Location: Liverpool


Dr Melissa Smith

Dr Melissa Smith is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Therapist, specialising in adults and children with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. Melissa has worked across community and secure inpatient settings in the NHS since 2001.

Melissa has particular experience of working with anxiety, depression, self-harm, behavioural and relationship issues, as well as with the wider range of presentations associated with learning disabilities.

Dr Smith has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and additional specialist training to MSc level in Systemic Family Therapy, for which she received a distinction. Dr Smith is also an honorary teacher at Liverpool & Lancaster Universities and provides regular input for their Doctorate Clinical Psychology courses.

Dr Smith also has experience with Court of Protection cases and is Bond Solon trained. She is experienced in providing psychometric assessments including WAIS-IV and HCR-20.

Dr Smith gives help and support to families and individuals experiencing the challenges associated with living with learning and intellectual disabilities. She also provides specialised expert assessment and reporting for instructing parties requiring this input.

Melissa is highly expert and can help families who are coping with really difficult circumstances, and we’re delighted to have her on the team.



  • MSc – Systemic Family Therapy
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with English

Professional registrations

Therapeutic approaches

  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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  • Many thanks for this and all your work in helping us get here far more swiftly than we have managed with the NHS. It is much appreciated, and you and Dr Chowdhury have helped greatly in relieving the stress we have been feeling by getting us to a place where we know what is going on, and what we need to do for our son.

  • I would recommend Clinical Partners to anyone who has been struggling with getting a diagnosis, it can totally transform your lives as it has ours.

  • I was fed up with life when I contacted Katie at Clinical Partners, her response to my call and the support thereafter kept me alive.

  • Dr Alison was very caring and approachable. Your approach and response to my call will be remembered for a very long time.

  • Just saw J. He wanted me to tell you how much he appreciated the way you spoke to him on the phone Caroline. He said you made him feel human again when he felt quite suicidal. He was really pleased he was seen so quickly.

  • We met with the doctor today, he was great, we felt at ease with him, he was very professional in his approach and obviously knew what he was doing! Thank you for your help in arranging such a quick appointment.

  • SO grateful to Clinical Partners - well Simon - for the confirmation of NOT having Cyclothymia. Am attempting now to stabilise and get well - something I was told would not happen when diagnosed with Cyclothymia (for life!).

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