About UsLee Wallace UKCP Reg, MUPCA Accred.
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the voluntary sector in Leeds since 2003 including East Leeds Counselling Service and Leeds Mind. I began working with young people in 2004 at Braim Wood Boys’ High School as counsellor and then later at the David Young Community Academy as Team Leader responsible for pupil support, behaviour management and was the lead school counsellor. I have also been a self-employed therapist at Burley Lodge Counselling Service in West Leeds.
In my time as a therapist I have worked with a diverse range of young people and adults, providing both long and short-term therapy. Within this time I have seen the capacity for people to change and grow when offered a quality of relationship and environment. I draw deep purpose from working with people in ways which often prove to be life-changing. I have a particular interest in trauma, Post-traumatic stress, and Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) . I have an interest in neuroscience and Polyvagal Theory and these inform my practice and particularly my work in trauma, anxiety and dissociative Identity disorder which I consider my specialism.
Lauren Smith Adv. Dip. Couns
We all face difficult challenges in our lives. We all deserve to be heard and supported. I’m here to listen and be there, for you. There are no expectations or judgements, just room for you to be you, and to share at your own pace.
In our sessions, we will create a safe space for the expression of uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. We will work together in order to facilitate a harmonious inner dialogue and listen to those parts of yourself that have long been silent or have never been heard.
The ultimate aim of our therapeutic work will be to help you find your own resources to deal with problems and life crises, in order to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. As you explore your current challenges I hope that your feelings of inner-strength, confidence and resilience will develop too.
If you’re struggling please do contact me. I hope that we can work together to alleviate whatever it is that you are struggling with.
Our Training & Education
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist Registration number 2011161929 (for information about being on the national register for psychotherapy please follow this link,) To find me on the register please type in my name. UKCP registration demonstrates the holder has completed a full pyschotherapy training.
Accredited Member of Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. (MUPCA Accred.)
MA Client-Centred Psychotherapy, Leeds Metropolitan University, September 2005-June 2010.
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Joseph Priestley College, September 2002-June 2004.
Certificate (AQA) in Counselling Skills, Joseph Priestley College, September 1999-June 2000.
Brief Introduction to Counselling Skills, Swarthmore Education Centre, June-August 1999.
B. A. (Hons) English, University of Teeside, September 1991-June 1994.
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Person- Centred Counselling, Swarthmore Centre, Leeds 2015-2017
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds. 2015
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies, Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds 2014
Introduction to Counselling Skills. Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds. 2014