I offer an in-depth mindfulness approach to psychotherapy. Using mindfulness, I work holistically bringing awareness to our stories, and the thoughts and feelings we have about ourselves. Just as importantly, I work with the body, seeing how we hold and shape ourselves defensively, and then work to release the held shock and trauma we experience at a cellular level. This helps us to to move away from a defensive, contracted way of being in the world and to expand and relax, be more open, fluid and expressive.
For those people who find nature deeply healing, I can take the work out of the therapy room and into the environment. Working in nature can be deeply transformative, bringing us into a deeper connection to our surroundings and to ourselves.
"Working with Leonie introduced me to a way of being with painful feelings and experiences by bypassing the mind and all its chatter and going directly to the feelings themselves and where they are lodged in your body. Her guidance through that inner landscape gave me a much more direct and alive connection to emotion and memory and so let me feel more fully who I am, how I came to be who I am, what I do to myself through negative thoughts and perceptions and ultimately finding love and compassion for myself and my life.
Leonie’s gentleness and kindness in the way she accompanied me in this process made me feel safe, held and understood. I felt her by my side, totally present while feeling my deepest hurts and losses.
Her reflections and comments on my experience have always been perceptive and insightful.
I feel that my experience of Leonie as therapist and of Core Process has been the most rewarding, healing and alive experience I have ever had in therapy - and for that, I am deeply grateful." P Hastings
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and accredited Core Process Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. I underwent a 4 year in-depth training at the Karuna Institute and completed my MA in 2004. I have been accredited with UKCP since 2008.
I am also trained as a Wild therapist, and now work outdoors when appropriate, taking the work into nature. I also help facilitate the Wild Therapy training.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Fees are based both on income and location. £45-£55 per hour. Some concessions are available.
The initial consultation is free.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available most working days, and some evenings.
Types of client