David Smyth - AuthorDavid Smyth undertook his professional training as a person-centred therapist at the University of East Anglia under its director Professor Brian Thorne.

This represented a significant career change that followed thirty years working in the UK’s National Health Service and as a bursar at a Cambridge college. David decided to develop his interest in working with children and young people and undertook further training in the Republic of Ireland over the ensuing five years.

Resident in Suffolk, David established an independent practice that has steadily grown to become a full time commitment. His varied practice includes children, young people, adults and couples, undertaking occasional legal work and providing a psychotherapy service to an independent school.

David is married with two grown up children. Away from his professional work he enjoys coastline walks and exploring the woods and heathland in his locality together with his wife and his English Setter, Hugo.