Dr Fiona Seth-Smith, Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Dr Fiona Seth-Smith is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has been a key member of the psychology and psychotherapy services at Coombe Wood, a Specialist Mother and Baby Unit, since 2008. She has recently been appointed as Consultant Lead for the perinatal psychologists and psychotherapists within CNWL.

She completed her Doctorate at University College London and has over 30 years of experience in perinatal psychology.  Dr Seth-Smith specialises in working with women across the whole spectrum of perinatal mental health problems providing evidence-based interventions and, where indicated, work with families including couples. She also provides video based parenting support 'Seeing is Believing’; which enhances parent child relationships, especially where parents feel disconnected from their babies or are depressed.

Her training in infant mental health includes with Professor Lynne Murray (Global Rating Scales) and within an infant parent psychotherapy service (CAMHS). She is accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and trained in systemic family therapy and EMDR. She is a committee member of the faculty of perinatal clinical psychology within the British Psychological Society and is the faculty representative for the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. 

Dr Seth-Smith has been actively involved in campaigning for better services and support for women and their babies for many years and contributes to service development in perinatal mental health services both nationally and within CNWL.