Sarah Hubbard

I am  a qualified Family & Systemic Psychotherapist and  also a trained Mindfulness teacher.

Family and Systemic Psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach offering a range of psychological interventions for individuals, couples, and families, designed to help people make changes in their thinking, patterns of behaviour, and understandings; to relieve distress, improve the quality of their important relationships, and make positive changes in their lives.  Fundamentally having a strong sense of social justice and equality is at the heart of my ethics and practice.

I pursue approaches, methods and techniques that fit  families, individuals and couples whilst making me accountable in delivery, coherence and helpfulness, using a kind, compassionate, non-judgemental and anti-oppressive stances that prompt continued feedback and self-reflexivity.  With this in mind I like to integrate a few minutes of guided mindfulness meditation at the beginning and end of the session.  This can help ground and enable people to be aware of how they are feeling and thinking before and after , in order to note any differences if any.

Most recently and currently, I work therapeutically with couples both in my work within a Specialist Family Eating Disorder Service as well as independently, working with whole family system, subsets and individuals over the course of treatment/family therapy.

My clinical work is orientated towards developing effective therapeutic engagement with high risk young people, from diverse backgrounds, all of whom are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties and complex bio-psycho social challenges.

I can help with issues such as:

  • LGBTQI+
  • Therapeutic support for families, couples and individuals dealing with eating disorders
  • Neurodiversity,
  • Trauma and attachment.
  • Bereavement and loss.
  • Uncertain times in relation to health and diagnoses,
  • Conflict, stress and communication,
  • Supporting family members through parental divorce and separation, facilitating and supporting the process of parental shared care,
  • Understanding experiences of discrimination, social isolation and marginalisation.

Julia Halpin

I am an experienced UKCP registered Family and Systemic psychotherapist and a member of the association for family therapy.  I work within the College of Family, Couples and Systemic Therapy.

I have 35 years of working within an NHS based setting, 22 years with Child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) and 13 years as a registered mental health nurse for adult mental health.

I have vast experience in supporting couples and families in managing:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Conflict
  • Self-harm
  • Separation
  • Bereavement
  • Illness and trauma
  • When a person may be affected by ASD and/or ADHD

My approach is collaborative, in which we work together on the goals that you are looking to achieve, in a non-judgemental, safe and supportive way to improve interaction and communication between family members.

In both family therapy and couples counselling we will look at the various factors that affect you and explore aspects of relationships that may have become negative and come under stress.

In providing a safe environment to talk through any challenges we can work together to identify negative interactional patterns and build on strengths, resources, resilience and new communication strategies that will promote more positive relationships and changes that are important to you.

Jhonathan Turner

I am a qualified Family and Systemic psychotherapist and social worker, registered with the UKCP, the Association of Family Therapy and Social Work England.  I hold an MSc in Family therapy and a BA Hons in Social Work and Sociology.

I have approximately 40 years professional experience in social care and social work across a huge range of social groups and issues, which underpins my therapeutic practice.

I take a strengths-based approach that emphasizes the relational; finding alternative stories of love, hope and resilience to the challenges people encounter through the course of their lives.

The diverse individuals, couples and families I support encounter a genuine, friendly and creative therapist who takes the time to understand and work collectively to develop greater insight into, and the skills to improve patterns of communication leading to more satisfying relationships.

I have experience and can help with Couples with issues such as;

  • Infertility
  • Intercultural relationships
  • Conflict
  • Depression
  • Substance misuse

Family therapy

I have also worked with Looked After Children and Care Leavers. My experience includes working with a range of themes and issues such as;

  • Mental ill health
  • Gender identity
  • Bereavement
  • Adoption and fostering
  • Therapeutic residential care
  • Semi-independence
  • Youth offending

Marzena Ryglewska

Marzena Ryglewska

UKCP Accredited Associate Family and Systemic Psychotherapist   

With a Master Degree in Family Therapy and many years working in the NHS, I am very experienced UKCP registered Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and a member of Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and College for Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy.

I am an expert in relationships. I have developed my systemic practice working with couples and families facing relational difficulties and problems such as disconnection, unresolved and reoccurring conflicts, adversities, trauma, mental and physical ill-health and losses.

I have 20 years of experience working in a variety of roles across different health and social care sectors supporting those facing adversities, challenges and significant life’s crises.

Whilst I now work mainly with couples and families, I also have a wealth of experience working with individuals, having previously worked in the NHS (Community Mental Health Service).

I believe that we are all relational beings and the quality of our close relationships determine our lives’ satisfaction. A sense of connection, feeling loved and understood all play a vital role in building and sustaining good relationships. However, when families face significant problems such as trauma, ill-health, injustice, loss or life’s stresses and pressures, previous ways of connecting and communicating often call for re-evaluation.

I help couples and families work through challenges they face, helping them to fully understand each other’s needs and longings and re-connect into a stronger relationship.

In my therapeutic work I offer transparency, respect, interactive and collaborative space where positive regard and trust lay the foundation for the therapist-client relationship.

 

 

Erika Mancini

As a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and registered member of the BACP, I have a wealth of experience in providing counselling in a variety of settings including the NHS, the volunteering sector and in private practice. I work with people presenting with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues.

My therapeutic approach is Transactional Analysis which is a practical approach to develop understanding of how one relates to oneself and others. When used in therapy, Transactional Analysis can address a person’s communications and interactions with the goal of developing and strengthening the belief that every person has value and can achieve personal growth and positive change.

I offer support to individuals working on their relationships with their partners, colleagues and important others towards helping to identify patterns and modes of communication and behaviours. We work towards the taking up of responsibility for our own choices and actions and alongside working through the best way to resolve the complexities and issues that keep presenting themselves that often result in a feeling of stuckness.

I believe unaddressed experiences of hurt and misattunement can lead us to repeat the same defeating patterns in adult life which in turn can prevent us from living in a more gratifying way. Counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful not only to work on difficulties but also to explore new possibilities towards personal achievement. 

Patterns and repetitive behaviour, choices and situations can often become clearer. Links can be made and allocated meaning resulting in connection and understanding emerging over the course of therapy. This may help to understand oneself better and learn new ways of relating to self and to others towards a more rewarding life experience. 

I am passionate about my work and love to see clients improving their life. I work with people looking for changes or willing to explore new possibilities so they can live in a more fulfilling way.

I believe the decision to take action and seek therapy is a meaningful step towards growth and wellbeing. I offer a safe, trusting, and confidential space where together we can explore the difficulties you are experiencing and work on aspects that are important to you.

Qualifications and Memberships include:

Masters in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

Certified Transactional Analyst

Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Dawn Brearley

I am a person-centred counsellor offering short and long-term online counselling to both individuals and couple clients.

Individual Counselling

I trained as a person-centred therapist so like to establish an atmosphere of warmth and empathy in therapy sessions. I believe that it’s important to work at a pace that suits clients enabling them to feel safe to open up and process difficult feelings. I can work over the short-term to focus on problems which are bothering clients in their day-to-day life, tailoring different approaches and interventions to help clients manage these feelings. Or, I can spend longer exploring the deeper resonances of client’s feelings and work with them towards creating greater self-awareness and personal growth.

Couples/Relationship Counselling

I see couples/relationship counselling as an opportuity for clients to sit down with me and have the time and space to talk about what can be improved in their relationship. The focus is on what is happening between the two people in the relationship – the relationship dynamics. I think it’s a chance to gain new perspectives about each other and learn or re-gain positive ways of being together. Whilst therapy will look at what could be improved, it will also celebrate or recognise what is working or has worked in the past. Couple counselling can bring hope when relationships seem ‘stuck’ and find ways through blocks to effective communication.

Qualifications

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Relationship Counselling

Professional Registration

I am a registered member of the BACP and work within its Ethical Framework.

Olena Baeva

You may be searching for a counsellor for yourself or for you and your partner or, you may be looking for a single session to run your ideas by a neutral non-judgemental party.

In all cases I welcome you.

Self-awareness

Many people struggle with motivation and question their life’s purpose. I help with, encourage and welcome self-reflection. We will explore why you do what you do and how to use that driving force to achieve the result that you want.

Better relationships.

We spend all our lives trying to learn how to be ourselves and to be connected with others in fulfilling relationships. Often it feels like the two work against each other.

Almost everyone in counselling is working on relationship issues of one kind or another — whether it be with themselves, with partners, family members, friends or colleagues.

Anxiety & Depression

People have as many things to say about anxiety and depression as they do about what you should eat and how you should exercise.

While anxiety and depression are common experiences, the causes and solutions are also unique to each individual. For some, changes in environment and social justice action are important in resolution, for others the anxiety and depressive symptoms reveal physiological issues such as illnesses and hormonal imbalances. Sometimes, anxiety and depression present an opening to exploration of relational and social dynamics and the starting point for progress and change.

I listen to your experience and work with you to find the next steps forward.

Autism & Neuro diversity

I am here to support and advocate for autistic and other neurodivergent people. I honour my clients as the experts on their minds and bodies. I will listen to what you or your partner needs and make adjustments in my virtual online practice and communication to support everyone feeling comfortable.

Common issues that my neurodivergent clients bring to therapy include emotional burnout, sensory overwhelm, social anxiety, frustration with trying to accomplish goals, relationship struggles, family and work issues, gender identity and sexuality.

Stelios Christodoulou

As a registered member of the BACP, I have been providing counselling for 25 years including 12 years of group work experience and work in the public sector. At Leone Centre,  I offer counselling and psychotherapy to couples and individuals. I also offer Supervision to therapists.

As well as being a therapist and couple counsellor, I have worked in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams and also supported the training, professional development of counsellors and psychotherapists.

I originally trained in Gestalt Therapy, Egan’s skilled Helper model and Emotionally Focused Therapy, I have a strong working knowledge of psychodynamic therapy, Transactional Analysis, Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and in devising and delivering psycho-educational workshops and group work programmes.

Instilling a collaborative approach and striving for excellence in the support of clients, colleagues and placement students I am committed to the integrity of the therapeutic work with flexibility and experience.

William Conant

I have years of practice working as an Integrative, Psychosexual and Relationship counsellor, with a wide breadth of experience including working within the NHS, the charitable sector and in private practice with individuals and couples. 

My original training at Roehampton University in Integrative counselling has given me the skills to integrate psychodynamic, existential and humanistic principles in helping to best create a secure and safe environment in which to create a therapeutic alliance. Thus allowing a safe space in which to work through difficult emotions and feelings in order to help clients to overcome their issues.

My own personal interests have led me to complete the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship therapy. This has allowed me to work with individuals and couples struggling with communication, relational and sexual issues. 

I have spent two years working as a psychosexual and relationship therapist at Dimbleby Cancer Care within Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. This has given me a particular interest in working with individuals and couples whose relationship has been negatively impacted by illness.

Qualifications and Memberships include:

BSc Integrative Counselling (Roehampton University).

London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy.

Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Registered Member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

 

Suzanne Stafford

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with many years of experience working at depth with adults and young people. I offer individual psychotherapy sessions at Leone Centre for people over the age of 18.

My original training is in transpersonal psychotherapy and I have gone on to develop an integrative way of working with individuals which means I draw upon many traditions such as humanistic, existential and psychodynamic depending upon your unique needs.

 I have a special interest in working with people who are struggling with anxiety and panic, stress, bereavement, depression, suicidal ideation, shame, sexual abuse, rape, relationships and many other kinds of challenges life can present us with, 

I perceive life crises as an opportunity for growth and transformation

I welcome clients from all backgrounds and offer a safe and accepting therapeutic environment. 

Training, certificates and qualifications:

  • Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2007)
  • Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (2012)

I am a registered member of the UKCP) and adhere to their standards of ethical practice.