Dr Geoff Lawrence-Smith

Dr Geoff Lawrence-Smith


Consultant Psychiatrist

Special Interests:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Depression
  • Drug Induced Psychosis
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self Harm
  • Sleep Disorders (Insomnia)
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD)
  • Stress
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Dr Lawrence-Smith is a consultant psychiatrist, working independently at the Priory Wellbeing Centre, Harley Street and for the NHS in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.


Dr Lawrence-Smith has over ten years’ experience working full-time for the NHS in general adult community, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and perinatal psychiatry. He has worked in many NHS mental health trusts across London and Southeast England including South London and Maudsley Oxleas, and East London Foundation Trusts.


Dr Lawrence-Smith has recently led the establishment of a neuromodulation team for treatment resistant depression in East London and is the clinical lead for this service. In his liaison psychiatry role, Dr Lawrence-Smith provides clinical leadership and day-to-day supervision to his colleagues and collaborates directly with patients in crisis to formulate safe, recovery-focused management plans directly in the emergency department, on acute medical/surgical wards and in outpatient settings.


For over 4 years, Dr Lawrence-Smith conducted perinatal psychiatry outpatient clinics alongside community midwife colleagues to be as responsive as possible to the needs of women in the perinatal period.


Dr Lawrence-Smith’s community psychiatry role developed his confidence and expertise in multidisciplinary working to facilitate the community care and recovery of patients with complex mental health needs in the context of conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, depression, personality/attachment disorder and autistic spectrum conditions.


Over recent years, Dr Lawrence-Smith has developed his expertise in supporting people with treatment resistant mood disorders. Dr Lawrence-Smith offers rTMS treatment for depression at the Priory and is also experienced in the assessment and treatment of adult ADHD.

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