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About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page. You are likely here because you are going through things in your life that you need support with, and you might be considering if counselling can help, or if I am the right therapist for you.

I have a warm and down to earth approach. I bring this into my work as an integrative UKCP and BACP therapist, where I use different skills and theories which I tailor for each person I work with. This collaborative approach helps me to understand your unique needs, and how you can be supported with your hopes and goals for therapy.

I work with people dealing with depression, anxiety, work-related stress, relationship issues, loneliness, bereavement, low self-esteem, anger, bullying and much more. Please visit my website to get a more in-depth feel for me and how I work.

Very often we have the answers to life’s challenges inside of us, but they can seem out of reach when we are distressed, resulting in feelings of being overwhelmed or stuck. This is where therapy with me can help you. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space where we will work together to untangle your thoughts, behaviours and feelings to help you gain clarity, personal growth and the means to identify and change unhelpful patterns in your life.

I work from a bright and well located room on Shoreditch High Street and in London Bridge, opposite the station. Please contact me to make an appointment

My approach:

To give you a clearer idea of what 'integrative therapy' looks like in practice; I may use psychodynamic thinking to help you understand your past or how you relate to people, or humanistic (person centred) theory to focus on developing a stronger sense of your identity. Perhaps you have broader questions about life and death, so we may look existentially at what you are going through. If you are open to it, we can also think about how the body holds your emotions to help you understand and work through your feelings - this can be done with simple breath work and mindfulness.

For many years I worked in public relations and marketing in London, so I understand the demands and stresses of the corporate world, and the impact this has when living in a busy, and often anonymous city.

Finding the right therapist for you:

In your search for a therapist, it’s important that you find someone you feel safe and comfortable with. The best way to figure this out is to meet face-to-face, and you can start things off by emailing or giving me a call - I offer a free 20-minute telephone consultation.  Afterwards, we can decide together how to take things forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and accredited UKCP and BACP integrative psychotherapist, and EMDR therapist with many years’ experience working with people in a variety of settings including the NHS, low-cost counselling services, private practice and charities.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - completed training with Sandi Reichman
  • Clinical Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, The Metanoia Institute
  • Clinical Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, The Metanoia Institute
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (in completion), The Metanoia Institute
  • CPD in Healing Trauma: Helping Mind, Brain & Body To Let Go Of The Past, with Dr Bessel van der Kolk
  • CPD in Risk Assessments, The Awareness Centre, London
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, City and Islington College, London
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland

I hold a full DBS clearance.

Visit here to learn more: http://www.connected-therapy.co.uk.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Body awareness psychotherapy

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I work in two practices in convenient locations in London and I offer online therapy sessions via Zoom or Skype.

My fee is £75 for per 50-minute psychotherapy session, and £85 per 60-minute EMDR session. I offer some concessions rates too, please contact me to discuss fees.

On Tuesday work in a practice between Shoreditch and the City of London (E1), a 2 minute walk from Shoreditch High Street Overground, and an 8 minute walk to Liverpool Street Station.

I offer face-to-face sessions on Monday afternoons and evenings in a practice in London Bridge which is a 1 minute walk from the Tube.


Current availability: Tuesdays at 2.30pm and 3.30pm in Shoreditch, E1. Fees are £75 per session.

Further information

  • Concessions for students, those on lower income or benefits;
  • Face-to face-counselling in East London / City of London - Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, Old Street, Hackney, Bank, Monument and the surrounding areas;
  • Face-to-face counselling in South East London - London Bridge, London City, Borough, Elephant and Castle, Moorgate and the surrounding areas;
  • Online counselling via Skype for those who cannot attend face-to-face, work shift, live outside London or the UK.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Leann Lavery UKCP, BACP,  E1 (City) & SE1 - Private & Online Therapy

Leann Lavery UKCP, BACP, E1 (City) & SE1 - Private & Online Therapy