Leonie Drake Child and Adolescent Therapist

Leonie Drake (MBACP):

Child & Adolescent Therapist

Hello, my name is Leonie Drake and I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist working at HQ Therapy Rooms in 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 2-18+ 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 often express their feelings and process inner conflicts in 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:

  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Attachment issues
  • Autism
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Bipolar and mood disorders
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Childhood trauma and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder.)
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Disabilities and learning difficulties
  • Divorce/family difficulties/ relationships
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender and Identity
  • Life transitions
  • Self esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality and sexual health
  • Sexual abuse and exploitation/grooming

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

  • PGDip in Child and Adolescent Therapy – Trained in MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Certificate in Adult Counselling Skills

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

  • 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 Collages, 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 lead for families.

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

Please contact me for fees

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.

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