- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
I unfortunately do not currently have space for new clients.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, my name is Leonie, and I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor. I offer a warm, empathetic space for clients to process what is happening and has happened in their lives. I encourage clients to speak to me as openly as possible – I am non-judgemental and am always keen to hear exactly what clients hope for in therapy.
I work from a relational 'Gestalt' perspective. I am at the start of my 5th and final year of MSc training as a Gestalt Psychotherapist. I currently only work with adults (18+).
What drew me personally to Gestalt, was its holism. Gestalt does not preach an ultimate “way to be healthy”, rather, seeing ‘dysfunctional’ elements of our patterns in life as ‘creative adjustments’ that have developed for a good reason. Through building a sense of curiosity and awareness of our unique ways of being in the world / being in relationship with others, we can broaden our choices around these ways of being. Then we can begin to subtly shift and change the patterns that are no longer working for us.
If you are here, you are likely considering drawing some support from a therapist. I am very happy to offer you a free 20-minute phone-call to see if you would like to book an initial assessment.
I help people with many different struggles. Some people are struggling with depression and /or anxiety, some have had traumatic experiences, a bereavement, or are struggling in their relationships. Others may not identify with having mental health struggles at all, but may feel a bit ‘stuck’, perhaps unhappy at work or unsure about the direction of their life. I suppose the common thread between all people I work with is that each individual is hoping for some kind of change. Gestalt therapy can be a beautiful resource to expand your perspectives and find ways to incite shifts in your processes – these shifts are not always the ones that we have planned for, but they are usually welcome and exciting! In short – if there is something that is not working for you in your life, get in touch and we can go from there.
My first session
I offer a free initial 20 minute chat, for us both to get a sense of whether we would like to work together. If I feel that I can help you, I will offer you an intital assessment session. This is 50 minutes long, and costs £55, which is the same cost and length as ongoing weekly sessions. If you or I decide that I am not the right therapist for you at this initial assessment, I will refund this fee.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited