Lauren Welberry Smith

Lauren Welberry Smith

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS17
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced, BACP registered counsellor working in Wetherby (LS17) and Leeds (LS7 1AB). I work with adults who are experiencing issues including anxiety, depression, attachment/ family difficulties, childhood trauma/emotional neglect (CEN), bereavement, relational difficulties & problems relating to confidence/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 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. 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 and existential approaches. I appreciate that everyone's situation is an unique as they are, and adapt my approach to suit your specific needs. Choosing to access support takes courage. I would love to hear from you - please contact me by phone, email or text to book an initial appointment.

Special Interests

- Anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, social anxiety)   

- Relationship issues (family difficulties, childhood trauma, childhood emotional neglect (CEN), divorce or separation, interpersonal difficulties)

I am interested in attachment theory and how our attachment styles/childhood experiences impact our relationships with ourselves and others.


Bardsey (LS17) 

Leeds city centre (LS7 1AB)

I also provide online and telephone counselling for your convenience.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited