Born from a simple joint idea of creating a service that integrates the best of counselling and psychotherapy with coaching and consultancy, Leone Centre was built from the ground up by Alison Wragg and Cristina Vrech in 2009. Their common goal was to craft a systematic, integrative and holistic approach to working with individuals, couples, teams, companies and organisations. Through a blend of soulful methods and corporate education, Leone Centre has gone on to offer a variety of unique services.
Cristina had an extensive and diverse professional experience before becoming a counsellor. She worked several years in the financial sector in London before starting her counselling and psychotherapy training. That was just the first stepping stone in the journey to creating Leone Centre. After that, she practiced at one of the leading addictions counselling and therapy service, as a mental health advisor for a charity-based organisation in Westminster and as an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate before moving on to working as a private counsellor and psychotherapist in London for both individuals, and couples. She now directs the Individual, Couple Therapy and Energy Work sectors within Leone Centre.
Alison’s experience in counselling and psychotherapy goes beyond Leone Centre. An Organisational Consultant, Coach, Therapist, Senior Leader and Visiting Tutor, she has been working with people from all walks of life both within and outside of organisational settings for over 25 years which has led her to come to direct the Corporate Services at Leone Centre. Alison works with individuals and teams in overcoming blockages within their working lives, whether through fear of public speaking, relationship difficulties, burnout or simply difficulty in balancing home and work life, She also works as a senior leader and manager in NHS Secondary Mental Health Services, bringing something unique to her position here at Leone Centre.
After coming together to form Leone Centre, Cristina and Alison have seen the company evolve and develop to become the multi-service counselling and consultancy service it is today. Offering a variety of services ranging from Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy to Couple Counselling, Marriage Counselling and, of course, corporate services, Leone Centre is able to provide support to a growing and diverse group of people with a number of different life challenges.
We have worked with hundreds of clients, developing and maintaining high standards that we can be proud of. We make sure we maintain professionalism in everything we do, utilising our client experience to ensure that every client is provided with the counselling, psychotherapy or coaching that they may need most.
We’ve also gone on to work with a wonderful team of associates from all walks of life and experience. While many of our associates have years of experience in their work, we’re also proud to have some exceptionally talented therapists that have either recently qualified or who are also authors, supervisors, lecturers, trainers and more.
We work to provide a fully supportive environment for each of our clients, utilising a developmental approach to our work. We change, adapt and evolve with each day, focusing on not only professional development but in offering a supportive and stimulating learning environment for clients, associates and qualified therapists.
What’s Next For Leone Centre?
Counselling and psychotherapy services are ever-changing and each client requires a unique approach tailored entirely to them. At Leone Centre, we are continually developing our ways of working, enhancing everything from our supervision, to our personal growth and development.
We understand every personal situation is different and each of our therapists and associates have experience in creating an encouraging and compassionate space to suit each individual. From corporate coaching and leadership development to individual psychotherapy and energy work, we work hard to ensure that every one of our services can be tailored to each individual requirement.