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About me

I am a chartered clinical psychologist with a warm, flexible and open approach.  I have 20 years experience working with people in varying degrees of psychological distress and I continue to work in the NHS as a consultant clinical psychologist, responsible for supervising the work of senior clinical psychologists and leading new mental health improvement initiatives. Using a range of psychological skills, I work with problems such as stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, bereavement, OCD and phobias.  I offer a safe, confidential space to talk through your feelings and experiences without the risk of judgement. Depending on what you're looking for, I can offer short-term focussed treatment to get you back on track or longer-term therapy to help you change long-standing problems and bring you closer to the way you want to be living your life.

My main base is in Central London by the British Museum and I also offer sessions in Wanstead, East London, just around the corner from Wanstead tube station and with free on-street parking.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc, MSc, DClinPsy
As a chartered clinical psychologist, I am trained to use cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic (couple and family) therapies. I tend to integrate these to suit client need, working at your pace.

I have additional training in acceptance and commitment therapy, EMDR and family interventions. I recently completed a diploma in open dialogue; which is a person-centred, relational approach to treating people experiencing psychosis. Additionally, I have completed training in working with people with trauma, personality disorders, dissociative disorders, eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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£110 per session in Wanstead

£130 per session in Central London

Further information

I can offer sessions in your own home, depending on your circumstances.

Whilst I am registered with all the major insurers, I am currently not accepting referrals of BUPA or vitality policy holders.

Consulting Rooms
37 Museum Street


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


I currently have availability on a Friday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I am registered with the BPS RAPPS as an accredited supervisor.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Lucy Leonard - Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Lucy Leonard - Consultant Clinical Psychologist