About me

I will offer a calm, safe, playful and nurturing space for young people to grow, feel supported and heal in a non-judgemental way.

Hello and welcome! I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Therapist based in London, working with ages 2-18+ years old. I also support parents and carers one to one with understanding and managing their child's behaviour and emotions.

It is proven that early intervention can help prevent further issues developing into adulthood. I will offer a safe, calm, playful and nurturing space for children and young people to grow, feel supported and heal in non-judgemental way.

I can offer a child-led empathetic approach that draws on a variety of play and creative methods – this could be creating art, using sand tray, dance, and music, alongside talking therapy. This aligns with the fact that children and young people often express their feelings and process inner conflicts through varied ways. By being adaptable and drawing on different therapeutic methods (I work in an Integrative way), I can treat young people who may be experiencing difficult behavioural, emotional, social and psychological difficulties.

Supporting parents and carers

‘Sharing a belief that the relationship with your child/adolescent is the prime (thesaurus) determinant of their ability to develop into an independent, resilient and happy adult.’

Family life and our own parenting experiences are complicated and challenging. We are Informed by our own experience of how we are parented and how our own personal world has been shaped which can influence our everyday life.

In this current climate of change, uncertainty and stress it is understandable that this can create additional concerns and could overwhelm us to at try to juggle not only ourselves as individuals but as a family unit/system.

I can help support you through transitions and difficulties surrounding parenting and your child. My experience of working with children/adolescents and also parents and carers lends itself to this role.

I will support issues such as:

·       Addictions

·       ADHD

·       Anxiety and depression

·       Attachment issues

·       Autism

·       Bereavement and grief

·       Bipolar and mood disorders

·       Body image

·       Bullying

·       Childhood trauma and PTSD (post-traumatic      stress disorder.)

·       Chronic illnesses

·       Disabilities and learning difficulties

·       Divorce/family difficulties/ relationships

·       Eating disorders

·       Gender and Identity

·       Life transitions

·       Self esteem

·       Self-harm

·       Sexuality and sexual health

·       Sexual abuse and exploitation/grooming

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Child and Adolescent Counselling – Studying MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling (Terapia Centre with Middlesex University.)
  • Certificate in Adult Counselling (Terapia Centre with Middlesex University.)
  • Latest training: Safeguarding Children (HAYS)– 2020. ADHD updates and therapeutic work.
  • Therapeutic experience over last 11 years:
  • In depth one to one and group work with severely autistic children aged 5-16 years old for 2 years.
  • School Counselling in Primary and Secondary  Schools with ages 4-18 years old.
  • I design and facilitate parent’s therapeutic groups – this includes ‘Theraplay’ sessions. Aimed at building and enhancing attachments between adult and child relationships.
  • Sexual Health and Relationship Education, with young people in schools and colleges, outreach, workshops, teaching lessons and training professionals in the community.
  • Therapeutic support in NHS clinics with:

-    HIV+ young people and adults.

-    Sexual assault patients

-    Patients with complex mental health needs.

-    Domestic Violence lead for families.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Equine therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

£65.00 per individual session - 50 mimnutes

Further information

The first session

After an initial consultation with parent/carer, we will work together to find a time that works best for you and your child/adolescent.

Availability

Please contact me directly so that we can find a time that suits both you and your child.

83 Kingsland High Street
London
E8 2PB

Type of session

In person
Online
Leonie Drake

Leonie Drake