Online Psychological Therapy, Supervision, Business Coaching and Training

Welcome to Vita Psychology

‘Vita’ means ‘Life’ in Latin and is used here to signify life and growth after trauma.

Vita Psychology was established by Dr Penelope Smith-Lee Chong to provide psychological services to people and organisations. The service delivers quality and tailored psychological therapy; executive coaching and training to adults over the age of 18.

vita psychology offers its services face to face in Horsham, West Sussex and worldwide online

Perhaps you are struggling with one or a combination of: trauma, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and have noticed that you are no longer able to function as effectively as you used to? Are your relationships or your work being negatively impacted? If any of these are true, then Vita Psychology can help.

Penny is a trauma specialist an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant & Clinical Supervisor who helps individuals regain their lives after being impacted upon by trauma, stress, PTSD, depression or injury

As a manager, executive leader or Human Resource specialist within an organisation are you looking for some executive coaching or training for your employees? Vita Psychology can help.

As both an HCPC registered Occupational (organisational) and Counselling Psychologist and qualified Coaching Psychologist, Penny is very experienced in delivering psychological therapy as well as organisational training and executive coaching. She is uniquely placed to understand clients whose mental health issues have been negatively impacting or have been caused by work.

Dr. Penelope Smith- Lee Chong

Chartered and HCPC registered Counselling and Occupational (organisational) Psychologist
EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant & Clinical Supervisor
EMDR EMDRIA-Approved Consultant
Client : Student 2019
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One year after meeting Penny for the first time I can't even put into words how much she changed my entire life. Not only has Penny helped me to move on from my trauma but she has given me a whole set of resources to cope with life confidently and independently: I feel like a different person!
Client: Female
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At our first session you identified a number of serious and longstanding issues that I had been suppressing for a very long time. You offered me talking therapy or EMDR and I chose EMDR. Although painful, EMDR is so quick and effective that it does feel like magic. I would recommend it to anyone.
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“The work I did with you has just changed my life completely, the bottom line is I now cope with everything.”
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I started my therapy sessions with Penny just over 3 months ago.I have had a combination of CBT & EMDR throughout my regular weekly visits. The impact the sessions have had on my self-esteem & my outlook on life in general has been simply incredible!!
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“I have often been impressed by how intuitive you are – you’re a brill therapist!”
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“Thank you for helping me to believe in myself and being patient with me”

Psychology, Business Coaching and Training

We can help you with:

Issues we can help you with include: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma/abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attachment-based trauma, anger, self-harm, road-traffic or industrial accidents, physical injuries or health-related issues, bullying and performance issues at work or in sport, and lack of confidence/low self-esteem. If you would like to know more click here

In addition: we offer organisational services including – leadership, performance & business coaching.

I also provide supervision to therapists, psychologists and coaches.


  • EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant & Clinical Supervisor
  • Chartered psychologist (CPsychol)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling and Occupational Psychologist
  • Coaching Psychologist
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci)
  • Professional Member Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACT)
  • AXA PPP; BUPA; WPA; CIGNA Recognised Psychologist.