Leonie Drake Child and Adolescent TherapistLeonie Drake

Integrative Child, Adolescent, and Adult Therapist (BACP)

Hello, my name is Leonie Drake, I am a BACP registered Integrative Child, Adolescent, and Adult Therapist.

Providing support for:

Children – 18+ years of age.

Separate parent/carer support sessions, using psychoeducation.

Adult sessions.


Child and adolescent work:
My approach is ‘integrative’, which means it will be attuned to the individual young person’s specific needs, drawing on many types of therapy modalities (such as psychodynamic and person-centred).

Children and young people (adolescents and teens) often express their feelings and process inner conflicts through varied ways that can often be hard to put into words and may be shown or embodied (using their bodies).

I can offer a child-led, relational, and empathetic approach, which draws on a variety of dynamic and creative methods – this could be through using art materials, visualisation, movements, play, and metaphor, alongside talking 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.


Adult therapy work:
I can help support you through periods of difficulties and encourage a deeper understanding of yourself.

Sometimes our current behaviour and relationship patterns can be replicating unprocessed childhood wounds, difficult attachments and trauma. Within the therapeutic relationship processing acceptance and self-compassion of our inner experiences can help to transform patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us in our current lives.

I have extensive training and experience working with trauma and understanding difficult relationships. I will meet you where you’re at, using a variety of therapeutic methods, including traditional talking therapy, alongside visualisation, working with the body (how we can store trauma and feelings somatically) and creativity if desired.


Whilst I have worked with a broad spectrum of issues and concerns, I have particular experience in working with:

  • Disordered eating and Eating Disorders (e.g. post-treatment recovery). Understanding low self-worth and relationship with food and body image.
  • Addiction - whether you are the person suffering or in close proximity to someone suffering.
  • Depression, anxiety and how this may manifest.


I will support issues such as:


Training and Qualifications:


Other therapeutic experience – within the NHS, Voluntary Sector and Local Authority, spanning the last 13 years in London:

  • School Counselling in Primary and Secondary Schools with ages 4-18 years old for 7 years.
  • Leading in-depth one-to-one and group work with severely autistic children aged 5-16 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, spanning 10 years.
  • Therapeutic 1:1 and group support in NHS clinics with:
    • HIV+ young people and adults.
    • Sexual assault patients.
    • Patients with complex mental health needs.
    • Domestic Violence lead for families.

I am currently seeing clients predominantly ONLINE only. However initial meetings/assessments will be done face-to-face where possible.

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.


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

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]

Clients Leonie Drake Works With

Client Issues Leonie Deals With

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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.

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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.