Dr Lucy Leonard - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
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 Kingston upon Thames, ten minutes walk from either Kingston or Norbiton stations with easy on-street parking. I also offer sessions in Central London, by the British Museum.
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.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£110 per session in Kingston
£130 per session in Central London
I can offer sessions in your own home, depending on your circumstances.