Dr Richard Smith – Pentad Psychology

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • B.A Experimental Psychology
  • M.A (Oxon)
  • D. Clin. Psych

About me

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2011 and have since worked in a specialist adult neurodevelopmental service providing diagnosis, post-diagnostic support, training and therapy to adults with Autism/Asperger Syndrome and their families, support workers and involved professionals. I have also been involved in various pieces of research looking at the lived experiences of autistic adults. I have a particular interest in working with transgender and non-binary people.

While not everyone who comes for an assessment will end up with an Autism diagnosis, I hope to make detailed formulations jointly with the person to form an alternative understanding as to the origin and meaning of their difficulties. I do not currently offer ADHD assessments, but am able to screen for it and also other neurodevelopmental conditions. I also am not currently offering post-diagnostic support but can make detailed recommendations for support plans as well as suggest other professionals who may be able to help.

Session rate:

Please contact me


Fridays between 9.30am and 5pm or occasional evening appointments.

How to book an appointment

To enquire about appointments, please email me at pentadpsychology@gmail.com