Nicholas Leake UKCP

Nicholas Leake UKCP


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About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means I’m especially concerned with the parts of you that don’t feel like they fit, or that for whatever reason feel cut off, dislocated or denied. The therapy I practise involves sensitively reaching these parts, acknowledging, understanding and establishing a dialogue with them.

Drawing on psychotherapy research, and on different but complementary theories and techniques, my aim is to help you experience a greater sense of wholeness, wellbeing and security in your self, tailoring the therapy I offer to your unique needs and goals.

Your unique experience

The feelings that have brought you to this site are probably a lot more complicated than the simple words you’ve been given to label your emotions. Something inside you may feel overwhelming or missing, in conflict, off balance or blank. To say that you’re depressed, or angry or anxious may not even begin to explain it. Life events, even very traumatic ones, might seem hard to join up with your inner experience. To find expression or relief, you may have turned to certain habits, beliefs or behaviours, but perhaps these in themselves have become destructive, and in the end, they’ve brought you no better way to navigate the landscape of what you feel inside.

Our work

Together, you and I can find new words, gestures, metaphors and meanings for what you’re experiencing right now, so that in the context of a collaborative, non-judgemental relationship, you can feel understood, seen and accepted by another person, and so come to better understand, see and accept yourself.

Where I'm based

Just a 5-minute walk from Victoria Station, my consulting room is within easy reach of Chelsea, Pimlico, Belgravia and Westminster, and is convenient for the tube and mainline train services serving London and the South East.

What happens next?

If you'd like to find out more about what therapy with me would be like, give me a call, or drop me an email or a text, and I'll contact you to arrange a 10-minute call at a convenient time for you.

This will give you a chance to tell me a little bit about you and what you're struggling with right now, and to ask me any questions you have about my approach, availability and fees. You can then decide if you'd like to come and meet me for an initial assessment session.

Training, qualifications & experience

United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) Member

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Regents' University London)

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regents' University London)

I am particularly experienced in helping people who struggle with their relationship with food and eating. For the last four years, I have been part of a multidisciplinary team offering eating disorder treatment at a central London clinic where I also receive ongoing specialised training.

In my private practice, I offer tailored therapy to support clients who are battling with bulimia, binge-eating, weight loss, emotional eating, food addiction, compulsive overeating, obsessive thoughts about food, over-exercising and the restrictive symptoms of anorexia.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Obesity
  • Weight Loss
  • Emotional Eating
  • Food Addiction
  • Abandonment Issues


My standard fee for a 50-minute therapy session is £75.

The same fee applies to an initial 50-minute assessment session.

I'm sensitive to the real concern about financing ongoing therapy on a lower income. While I cannot promise a dramatic reduction, I am open to negotiating a discount in fees based on a client's circumstances and commitment, and dependant on the day and time that they are available to attend sessions.

Maps & Directions

London, SW1W

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays