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Specialisms

  • Anxiety / stress

    Agoraphobia, Acute stress, Death, Financial, Generalised, Health, Panic attacks, Performance, Separation, Social anxiety disorder, Social phobia, Specific phobia, and Stress management

  • Grief / loss

    Anticipatory mourning, Bereavement, Complicated grief, Loss of a pet, Loss of a parent, Loss of a spouse, Loss of a child, Sudden loss, and Unemployment / redundancy

  • Relationships

    Abandonment, Affairs / infidelity, Attachment issues, Breakups, divorce and separation, Codependency, Communication difficulties, Cross cultural, Doubt in relationships, Intimacy, Marriage problems, Parenting related, Peer relationships, Premarital counselling, Rejection, and Same sex couple issues

  • Personal

    Bitterness, Boundary setting, Childhood related, Confidence, Feeling lost, Goal setting, Guilt, Jealousy, Lack of focus, Life transition, Life coaching, Manipulative behaviour, Mid life crisis, Motivation, Nervous breakdown, Personal development, Self esteem, Shyness, Spirituality, Sports performance, and Victim mentality

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Lauren Smith

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3 Years Experience

I am an experienced, BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) registered counsellor working in Wetherby (LS17) and Leeds (LS1). I work with young people (16+) and adults who are experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, relational difficulties and problems relating...

3 Years Experience

I am an experienced, BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) registered counsellor working in Wetherby (LS17) and Leeds (LS1). I work with young people (16+) and adults who are experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, relational difficulties and problems relating to confidence and self -esteem. I provide a confidential, non - judgemental space in which you can safely explore aspects of your life or feelings that you find difficult.

My approach is to work alongside you to guide you to a better understanding of how and why you have come to feel the way that you do, this may include looking at how past life events or trauma are impacting you in the present, as well as helping you to develop strategies to better manage unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Relational counselling theory is at the heart of my practice, and I view the relationship between counsellor and client to be central to successful therapy.  I draw upon a number of therapeutic modalities in my practice, including the person centred, psychodynamic, behavioural and existential approaches. I appreciate that everyone's situation is an unique as they are, and adapt my approach to suit your specific needs and what you are looking to achieve.Choosing to access support takes courage. I would love to hear from you.


Accreditations

  • (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Person-centred Therapy
    • Integrative
    • Behavioural Therapy
    • Psychodynamic
    • Existential / Phenomenological
    • Attachment / Relational
    • Relational Therapy

Available via Video and Chat only

   
"All was good. First appointment and so too early to say too much"
   
"Lauren is clearly a very skilled and talented therapist who I’d highly recommend. I rebooked more sessions and look forward to continued work."
   
"Really good quality, honest discussion, really good listener and empathetic - very flexible as well as I was running late. Will be rebooking future sessions with Lauren shortly and looking forward to working with her further. Sam."
   
"Really understanding, patient & calm. Feel comfortable returning for several other sessions in the new year. "

Verified Client Reviews

   
"All was good. First appointment and so too early to say too much"
   
"Lauren is clearly a very skilled and talented therapist who I’d highly recommend. I rebooked more sessions and look forward to continued work."
   
"Really good quality, honest discussion, really good listener and empathetic - very flexible as well as I was running late. Will be rebooking future sessions with Lauren shortly and looking forward to working with her further. Sam."
   
"Really understanding, patient & calm. Feel comfortable returning for several other sessions in the new year. "
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