Leonie Drake Child and Adolescent TherapistLeonie Drake

Child & Adolescent Therapist (MBACP)

Hello, my name is Leonie Drake and I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist working at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.

I will offer a safe, calm, playful and nurturing space for young people to grow, feel supported and heal in a non-judgemental way.


Providing support for:
– Age ranges 4-18+ years of age.
– Sessions with parents and carers – One to one, helping through difficulties and how to support your child/adolescent.


My approach is creative and will be attuned to the individual young person’s specific needs. Children and young people (adolescents and teens) often express their feelings and process inner conflicts through varied ways.


I can offer a child-led empathetic approach that draws on a variety of play and creative methods – this could be creating art, using sand-tray, dance, music, alongside talking therapy.


What I can offer and the focus of therapy:

  • I can treat children and young people who are experiencing behavioural, emotional, social and psychological difficulties. By enabling a young person to feel safe in our therapeutic relationship, I help them to understand, process and manage inner conflict and presenting needs.
  • It is proven that early intervention can help prevent further issues from developing into adulthood.


I will support issues such as:


Training and Qualifications:
Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. My training underpins Trauma-orientated Body Psychotherapy, working with attachments and relationships.

  • PGDip in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling – Training in MA Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. (Terapia, London.)
  • Certificate in Adult Counselling Skills (Terapia, London.)


Other therapeutic experience – within the NHS, Voluntary Sector and Local Authority, spanning the last 11 years in London:

  • Leading in-depth one to one and group work with severely autistic children aged 5-16 years old for 2 years.
  • School Counselling in Primary and Secondary Schools with ages 4-18 years old.
  • I design and facilitate parent’s therapeutic groups – this includes ‘Theraplay’ sessions. Aimed at building and enhancing attachments between adult and child relationships.
  • Sexual Health and Relationship Education, with young people in Schools and Colleges, outreach, workshops, teaching lessons and training professionals in the community.
  • Therapeutic support in NHS clinics with:
    • HIV+ young people and adults.
    • Sexual assault patients.
    • Patients with complex mental health needs.
    • Domestic Violence needs for families.


As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I abide by their code of ethics, which includes regular supervision of my work and ongoing professional development.

I am currently seeing clients face to face and online (Zoom, Skype, etc).


***If you are interested in contacting Leonie Drake, or needing information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Clients Leonie Works With

Client Issues Leonie Deals With

Therapy Modalities Leonie uses With Clients

Leonie Drake – Working Hours

Monday 12:00 – 21:00 Thursday N/A
Tuesday 14:00 – 20:00 Friday Afternoons (no specified time)
Wednesday N/A Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Leonie Drake MBACP – Integrative Child and Adolescent Therapist can be reached using the following:
Telephone: 07791 098543
Email: [email protected]
Website: leoniedraketherapy.com

Training and Qualifications

Training in MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling. PG Dip in Child and Adolescent Counselling. PG Dip in Adult Counselling Skills

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.


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