Louise Leonard Person-Centred PsychotherapistLouise Leonard

Person-Centred Psychotherapist (UKCP)

My name is Louise Leonard. I am an experienced psychotherapist with several years’ experience.

I offer one-to-one long or short-term therapy to adults (18+) at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.

I have extensive experience working within an NHS setting in occupational health and clinical health offering therapy to both NHS staff and patients with long-term health conditions. I also have three years of experience in a bereavement counselling service as well as general counselling with diverse clients struggling with many types of therapy issues.

My Approach:
My practice takes a Person-Centred approach. This means that I hold the fundamental belief that deep down you know what’s best to achieve your own optimum outcome in any life problem. Therefore, I will never claim to be an expert on your experience. Instead, I will endeavour to support and empower you to clarify your own thoughts and feelings. Sometimes it’s hard for us to get in touch with that inner knowing because throughout our lives we may have internalised judgements from others.

This can create an internal conflict or a block. My aim is to create an accepting, non-judgmental, understanding environment that can give you the space to work through any issues safely, confidentially, and at your own pace. Working together we can find ways to untangle your blocks, get closer to your inner knowing, and move towards becoming the person you want to be.

I hold an undergraduate psychology degree and a post-graduate diploma in psychotherapy. I am currently working towards an MSc in Contemporary Person Centred-Psychotherapy and Applications at Metanoia Institute. The final part of this training includes a research dissertation. I am researching the experience of bodily pain and discomfort. I am expecting to complete my MSc qualification in 2022. I have completed over 600 client hours so far in various placements with diverse client groups and have been seeing clients for over five years.

I have also completed mental health familiarisation placements with Look Ahead Care Support and Housing in a hostel for people with long term severe mental health conditions and at a psychiatric inpatient ward within The Maudsley and South London NHS Trust.

I am also a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. My previous life experience was in television as a BBC film editor from 1989-2009.

Appointments & Fees:
The initial session is an opportunity to find out if we are a good fit for each other and can begin to work together. Following this, we can agree to continue for any number of sessions with periodic reviews.

I charge £65 per 50-minute session. Some discounted places may be available following a discussion of your circumstances.

Contact Details:
Louise Leonard, (UKCP) Psychotherapist can be reached using the following:
My personal website: www.louiseleonardpsychotherapy.co.uk/
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07939 901515


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

Louise Leonard – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday 08:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 16:00 Friday 08:00 – 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 16:00 Sat-Sun N/A

Clients Louise Works With

Client Issues Louise Deals With

Therapy Modalities Louise uses With Clients

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.