Our Team of Experienced Counsellors and Consultants


Within our Team, we have experienced relationship therapists, coaches, organisational consultants, certified MBTI practitioners, counsellors and psychotherapists. Some of our counsellors and coaches are also authors, lecturers, trainers, supervisors, 

At Leone Centre, we offer a Team of experienced and passionate associates Counsellors and Wellness Consultants.

When you make contact with Leone Centre, you will choose or be carefully assigned the right associate therapist, couple counsellor or consultant according to your requirements and needs, across all of our services of Individual Therapy, Couples Counselling, Energy Work and Corporate Services  and including team building days in London using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Get in touch directly for Organisational Health and Wellbeing Consultancy.

Individual Counselling fees start from £75, Couples Counselling from £110. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Our associate counsellors offer support across a comprehensive number of presenting issues, from anxiety and depression, work related stress and relational difficulties and infidelity to loss and bereavement. Find out more about our associates:

Erika Mancini - Counsellor Psychotherapist

Erika Mancini

Individual Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Individual Counselling £75


Erika Mancini is a BACP registered Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

Erika’s therapeutic approach is Transactional Analysis, the principles of which regard every person with worth, dignity, inner potential for growth and capacity to change. This approach develops from Humanistic and Psychoanalytic theories and it regards the therapeutic relationship as a means to support people to achieve changes.

Erika believes that unaddressed, early experiences of hurt and misattunement, can sometimes lead us to repeat the same defeating patterns in adult life that prevent us from living in a more fulfilling way. She helps her client to make links and recognize patterns or repetitions in their behaviour so that they can learn new ways of relating to themselves and others.

Erika holds the belief that counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful not only to work on difficulties but also to explore new possibilities for personal achievement.

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Marzena Ryglewska

Marzena Ryglewska

Family and Systemic Psychotherapist & Couples Therapist

Couples Therapy £110


With many years working in the NHS, Marzena is a 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.

She has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of roles across different health and social care sectors seeking best ways to support those facing adversities, challenges and significant life’s crises. Her professional path started by helping families to identify root causes of their problems, supporting them to overcome difficulties encountered.

Marzena developed her systemic practice working with couples and families facing relational difficulties, struggling with problems such as disconnection, unresolved and reoccurring conflicts, adversities, trauma, mental and physical ill-health and losses.

Marzena holds the belief that we are relational beings and the quality of our close relationships will determine our lives’ satisfaction.

She believes that 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, health issues, injustice, loss or pressures of everyday life, previously known ways of connecting and communicating with each other often call for re-evaluation.

Marzena helps couples and families work through the challenges they face, whether those are placed within the family or in the wider context such as school, work or stresses of everyday life. Her work aims at strengthening connections, deepening understanding of one another and finding new ways of moving forward.

In her therapeutic work she integrates different family therapy approaches, drawing on other psychotherapeutic modalities if helpful.

She is currently working with children and young people within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, providing specialist clinical assessment and treatment for families of children and young people with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, self-harming and trauma, amongst others.

Marzena also provides guidance to wider networks, such as schools, GPs or Social Services and she also trained in delivering and supervising Brief Psychosocial Intervention (BPI) for adolescents with low mood.

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Olena Baeva

Individual and Couples / Marriage Counsellor

Individual Counselling £90 / Couples Counselling £110


Olena Baeva (MA, MBACP) is a counselling psychologist specialising in individual and couples therapy.

As a practitioner, she is warm, compassionate and diversity affirming, allowing for all the qualities and unexplored aspects of her clients to emerge and be validated.

Olena has trained with Relate in couple and relationship counselling.

She developed an early interest in physics and maths, studied psychology and business administration as an undergraduate. Later, she studied creativity and innovation in children through to adulthood for her Master’s degree, continuing her academic focus into relationship counselling and autism.

Most of her work is with people dealing with trauma, life changes and relationship issues.

Olena has a strong interest in helping those who are themselves autistic or a partner of an autistic/neurodivergent person.

She has extensive academic training in various therapeutic modalities and tailors her approach to each individual. Through her experience with a vast array of individuals she has developed her ethos with one important lesson among many; as the psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan said, “We are all more human than otherwise.”

Olena can also offer counselling in Russian.

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Dawn Brearly

Dawn Brearley

Individual & Couple/Relationship Online Counsellor

Individual Counselling £90 / Couples Counselling £110


Dawn has extensive experience in working with individual and couple clients.

Having a sound understanding of key theoretical models she has practiced and worked with Marriage Care, Relate, Childline, Bereavement and Carers services.

As a registered member of the BACP, Dawn favours a person-centred and humanistic approach and likes to establish an atmosphere of warmth and empathy in sessions. This allows individual clients to open up in a safe space and work at their own pace. Dawn believes in building up trust and in doing so empowering clients to process difficult feelings and find a positive way forward.

Dawn trained with Relate as a relationship/couples counsellor and has worked with several national organisations in this specialist area. She places an importance on providing a platform for both partners to talk and listen to each other in sessions while remaining neutral and non-judgemental.

Dawn has an MA in Victorian Literature and worked in assurance and compliance before being drawn to re-train as a counsellor.  Her counselling interests focus on bereavement, loss and relationship issues.

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Nalini Persaud

Nalini Persaud

Individual Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Individual Psychotherapy £120


Nalini has been working as a UKCP accredited psychotherapist since 2007.

She has extensive experience in communication and working with relational challenges and addiction. Nalini provides psychotherapy and psychological education and support to people experiencing problems like mental health, addictions, eating disorders, co-dependence and trauma.

She has managerial and leadership experience working with charities, in the NHS and a known London private hospital.

She has also been delivering individual and group therapy to officers and staff at the Met police, supporting officers post trauma and facilitating mindfulness sessions. During her career, Nalini has worked in outpatient and inpatient addiction services as well as with emergency services.

Nalini trained in the integrative model and draw from different modalities including psychodynamic, CBT and humanistic. She has excellent working knowledge of the 12-step model for addiction recovery and has been working in rehabilitation delivering individual and group therapy on addiction, trauma, eating disorders and domestic violence.

Nalini practices yoga and meditation on a regular basis, which she finds helpful in her therapeutic work.

Nalini can help with:

  • Addiction (drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, gambling etc.)
  • Trauma
  • Suicide/self-harm
  • Self esteem
  • Loss and grief
  • Mental health
  • Family/carers with loved ones in addiction
  • Online therapy
  • Outpatients support


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Stelios Christodoulou

Stelios Christodoulou

Individual & Couple Therapist

Individual Counselling £90 / Couples Counselling £110


With 20 years experience as a therapist, Stelios is a registered member of the BACP, an experienced individual and couples counsellor and counselling service coordinator.

He is a supervisor and therapy groups facilitator.

Originally trained in Gestalt Therapy he has gone on to develop an integrative way of working with couples and individuals.

His work with couples is informed by an attachment-based approach to relationship counselling. He has developed extensive knowledge and experience in supporting couples who seek help with difficulties in their relationships.

He has worked in various settings in the voluntary sector and the NHS and has considerable knowledge of how addictions and mental health issues impact on couple relationships.

Stelios Christodoulou can help with...
William Conant

William Conant

Individual & Couple Therapist

Individual Counselling £90 / Couples Therapy £110 / Psychosexual Counselling


With over 12 years experience as a therapist, couple counsellor William Conant works with individual clients and couples who are struggling with communication and are experiencing relational and/or sexual issues including male impotence and erectile dysfunction.

William is a highly valued and knowledgeable member of the Leone Centre Associates Team and has a special interest in working with individuals and couples on intimacy and communication Issues, individual and couple psychosexual difficulties, divorce and separation, affairs and betrayals and also couple whose relationship has been negatively impacted by illness.

William works with people experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, trauma, sexual and emotional abuse, bullying.

He is a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and COSRT (College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists).

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Suzanne Stafford

Suzanne Stafford

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Individual Counselling £75


Suzanne is a UKCP registered psychotherapist with 17 years of experience working with adults in private practice and in a counselling organisation working with young adults. She offers both long term individual psychotherapy and short term counselling at Leone Centre.

Suzanne has extensive experience and knowledge in working with people with anxiety and panic, stress, bereavement, shame, sexual abuse, rape, relationships, depression and many other kinds of challenges life can present us with, she perceives life crises as an opportunity for growth and transformation.

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Rossella Iannotti

Rossella Iannotti

Individual Gestalt Therapist

Individual Counselling £80


With experience of counselling in the NHS in London and holding the belief in the healing power of self-compassion and love, Rossella takes a holistic approach to providing every one of her clients with a safe space. Rossella offers online face-to-face counselling in English and Italian. By building up a confidential, supportive space, she helps clients to explore and overcome life’s blocks and challenges. With experience across anxiety, depression, panic attacks, low self-esteem, guilt and obsessive behaviours, Rossella will support and work with empathy and experience.

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Rachel Edinborough

Individual and Couples Counsellor

Individual Counselling £90 / Couples Counselling £110


Individual and Couples Counsellor, author, supervisor and service manager, Rachel has over 10 years’ experience as a therapist.

Originally trained in the Person-Centred approach, Rachel has gone on to use an integrative approach to counselling with individuals, couples, and families.

Rachel is trained in various modalities to offer a blended approach to therapeutically support a wide range of issues both individual and relational; these include Solution-Focused and Systemic Practice.

She has extensive experience counselling in private practice and within a charitable organisation in a leadership and supervisory role and counselling youth, adults, families, and couples. With experience across anxiety, depression, conflict, poor communication, affairs, family breakdown, financial challenges, alcohol/drug addiction, lack of intimacy, parenting differences, stress, bereavement/loss, career change, abuse, and many others.

Helping individuals to develop autonomy and self-awareness.

Rachel values creating a warm and safe space for a couple to feel heard and share, whilst also maintaining neutrality and respecting differences. She helps couples to improve their communication with each other and their wider systems through exploring new meaning and understanding.

Rachel offers long-term and short-term online counselling and is a registered member of the BACP.

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Alison Wragg

Alison Wragg

Organisational Wellness & Health Consultant, Certified MBTI Practitioner & Integrative Couple Therapist

Founder and Director


Alison Wragg is the Lead Consultant for our Corporate and Consultancy services. Alison holds specialist knowledge in cultivating relational intelligence with individuals and couples and in challenging workplace dynamics, leadership and executive coaching and organisational consultancy.  An experienced integrative therapist, couple and marriage counsellor, organisational development consultant, trainer, visiting lecturer and facilitator, Alison has extensive experience in working in depth with individuals, couples and teams who are experiencing relational difficulties and challenging home and /or workplace dynamics.

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Cristina Vrech

Cristina Vrech

Founder and Director - Individual & Couple Therapist, Corporate Services

Individual Counselling £110, Couples Therapy £150 - Open Waiting List - Former Clients please contact me directly


As the co-founder of the Leone Centre, Cristina Vrech directs the individual therapy, couples’ therapy and Energy Work services.

Her extensive experience in various counselling and therapy specialities offers valuable knowledge to her clients and the Leone Centre.

Working across all the landscapes of relationships, communication, stress, infidelity, parenting, confidence, loneliness, addiction, separation and divorce, IVF and anxiety, she takes a direct and supportive approach to counselling for every client.

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