with Louise Leonard
My practice takes a Person-Centred approach. This means that I hold the fundamental belief that deep down you know what's best to achieve your own optimum outcome in any life problem. Therefore I will never claim to be an expert on your experience. Instead I will endeavor to support and empower you to clarify your own thoughts and feelings. Sometimes it's hard for us to get in touch with that inner knowing because throughout our lives we may have internalised judgements from others. This can create an internal conflict or a block. My aim is to create an accepting, non-judgemental, understanding environment that can give you the space to work through any issues safely, confidentially and at your own pace. Working together we can find ways to untangle your blocks, get closer to your inner knowing and move towards becoming the person you want to be.
Originally from New York, I have been living in London since 1989. I spent 20 years as a BBC film editor working on various dramas and documentary programmes. In 2009 I made the decision to move on and pursue my longstanding interest in well being. This led me to a period of study where I gained a BSc in Psychology and a post-graduate diploma in psychotherpy. I am persuing further study to gain an MSc in psychotherpeutic applications. I have also gained yoga teaching qualifications along the way and continue to teach yoga which I find gives me a rounded experience of physical as well as emotional and psychological well-being. I enjoy living in Hackney where I live with my partner and two adult daughters.
Metanoia Institute, 2016-2023
MSc in Contemporary Person Centred Psychotherapy and Applications
BA in Social Science and Visual Arts
I offer an initial short phone or Zoom session (up to 30 minutes) free of charge, to give us both the opportunity to find out if we are a good fit for each other and can begin to work together.
Thereafter I charge £65 per 50 minute session. Some discounted places may be available following a discussion of your circumstances.
I require 48 hours notice to cancel a booked session.
For more information or to arrange an initial meeting do get in touch by phone or email.
My therapy room is located at HQ Therapy Rooms - Haggerston, Hackney, East London and within easy reach of Dalston, De Beauvoir Town, Islington, Hoxton, Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, London Fields, Homerton, Stratford and The City of London.
I also offer online sessions over Zoom.