Leonardo O’Grady Psychotherapist London E8Leonardo O’Grady:

Psychotherapist (BACP)

My name is Leonardo O’Grady, I am an experienced, professionally trained and qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist providing weekly therapy sessions to individuals online and in-person from HQ Therapy’s Haggerston location.

I have experience within the workplace and in one-to-one therapy. I have built a broad range of experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and orientations while based in Asia, the United States and Europe.

Over the past 26 years, part of my experience has included helping develop people in international high-performance organizations.

Workplace dynamics can bring out the best and the worst in people, sometimes conjuring childhood traumas or dysfunctional behaviours which affect self-esteem and other aspects of personal life.

Experience in these areas has led me to address the inter-connections between the triggers of anxiety that emerge in organisational or work settings and one’s early personal history, past experiences and relationships.

My experience and training have developed more broadly beyond the work environment, looking at behaviours within a wide range of contexts. Partnering with you to manage symptoms and sources of distress, my focus is to be a companion and resource in helping to decode the underlying drivers of the symptoms.

However, concentrating on symptoms alone may not be enough to sustain a sense of well-being in the future and to address new problems as they occur or reoccur.

Building your sense of empowerment and self-determination is an important means to achieve sustained mental wellness.

I believe that therapy is most effective when a partnership of equals, between you and the therapist, is created to reduce the disempowering effects of psychological distress.  This is typically done through active two-way dialogue, reflection, discovery, understanding, repair, and ultimately enablement helping build a sense of control and self-determination.

I received a BA from McGill University in Canada, an MA from Johns Hopkins University in the USA, and a second MA with distinction at the Goldsmiths University of London in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.


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Leonardo O’Grady – Working Hours

Monday –
All Day
Tuesday –
09:00 – 12:00
Wednesday –
All Day
Thursday –
All Day
Friday –
All Day
Sat-Sun –

Contact Details

Leonardo O’Grady, Psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]

Clients Leonardo O’Grady Works With

Client Issues Leonardo Deals With

Therapy Modalities Leonardo uses With Clients

Training and Qualifications

– BA McGill University Canada

– MA John Hopkins University USA

– MA Goldsmiths University of London (Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Previous Therapeutic Experience

The London Practice, Oxford Circus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.