Louise Leonard, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Louise Leonard

London E8 English
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Louise Leonard, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Louise Leonard

London E8 English
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My Approach

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, feelings, and bodily felt sense. Sometimes it's hard for us to get in touch with that inner knowing because throughout our lives we may have internalised judgments 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.

About Me

I have several years experience.
I offer one-to-one long or short term therapy for adults (18+).
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.
My therapy room is located in Haggerston, Hackney, East London.
I offer face-to-face psychotherapy/counselling in my therapy room in a building that meets COVID secure guidelines or if you prefer we can work online.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I have a long standing interest in the mind/body experience. I am particularly interested in personal experience of pain and discomfort and how it is perceived, felt and managed individually. I don't believe there is a one size fit all approach to how pain and discomfort are experienced or managed. I want to help find your own way of understanding and managing that in a way that works for you.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Person Centred Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Health-related Issues
  • Online Counselling
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

London Office

HQ Therapy
322C Kingsland Road
London E8 4DE

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Louise Leonard

Louise Leonard

London E8

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