Our Team of Experienced Counsellors and Consultants

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Qualified Counsellors

Within the Leone Centre Team, we have highly qualified and 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 associate counsellors, marriage/couple counsellors and organisational 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. With specially trained associates for each of our services including Individual Therapy, Couples Counselling, Energy Work and Corporate Services, we also facilitate team building days in London using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

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Our Fees

Individual Counselling fees start from £90

Couples Counselling fees start from £110 

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Our associate counsellors offer support across a comprehensive range 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:

Sarah Hubbard

Couples, Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

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Sarah is a registered member of the UK Council for psychotherapy (UKCP) as a qualified Family & Systemic Psychotherapist and also a trained Mindfulness teacher.

Sarah has worked therapeutically with couples and family subsets within a Specialist Family Eating Disorder Service and independently. She has a wealth of experience working with individuals, couples and families within the LGBTQI+ community.

She has vast experience of working with couples and individuals in different settings, contexts, ages and life stages; whether in a relationship or separating; whether parents or not, working with diverse constellations of families and relationships, working inclusively, holding positions other than heteronormative and gender normative in mind.

Sarah’s 25 years’ plus, experience working in Local Authority and NHS settings has given her a huge amount of exposure to a range of complex situations such as child and adult trauma, acute and chronic mental and physical health.

Her therapeutic style is relational, compassionate, and collaborative to ensure people coming to therapy feel they are influencing the way we are working. She is keen to create a secure base to begin therapy and to help people feel safe and comfortable.

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Julia Halpin

Family, Couples and Systemic Psychotherapist

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Julia is an experienced UKCP registered Family and Systemic psychotherapist and a member of the association for family therapy and works within the College of Family, Couples and Systemic Therapy.

With 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, Julia has vast experience in supporting couples and families in managing anxiety, depression, conflict, self-harm, separation, bereavement, illness and trauma or when a person may be affected by ASD and/or ADHD.

Julia’s approach is collaborative, in which you 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 you will together, 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 you 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.

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Jhonathan Turner

Family and Couples Systemic Psychotherapist

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Jhonathan is a qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and social worker, registered with the UKCP, the Association of Family Therapy and Social Work England.

With an MSc in Family therapy and a BA Hons in Social Work and Sociology, Jhonathan has approximately 40 years professional experience in social care and social work across a huge range of social groups and issues, which underpins his therapeutic practice.

He takes 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 working with couples with issues such as infertility, intercultural relationships, conflict, depression and substance misuse. As a family therapist 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, fostering, therapeutic residential care, semi-independence and youth offending.

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Marzena Ryglewska

Marzena Ryglewska

Couples and Family and Systemic Psychotherapist Therapist

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With a Master Degree in Family Therapy and 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.

Marzena is an expert in relationships. She developed her 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.

Marzena has 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 Marzena now works mainly with couples and families, she also has a wealth of experience working with individuals, having previously worked in the NHS (Community Mental Health Service).

She believes 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.

Marzena helps 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 her therapeutic work she offers transparency, respect, interactive and collaborative space where positive regard and trust lay the foundation for the therapist-client relationship.

 

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Erika Mancini - Counsellor Psychotherapist

Erika Mancini

Individual Counsellor and Psychotherapist

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Erika Mancini is a BACP registered Counsellor with a Masters degree in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.

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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Dawn Brearly

Dawn Brearley

Individual & Couple/Relationship Online Counsellor

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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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Olena Baeva

Individual and Couples / Marriage Counsellor

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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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Stelios Christodoulou

Stelios Christodoulou

Individual & Couple Therapist

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With 25 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.

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William Conant

William Conant

Individual & Couple Therapist

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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

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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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Lina Kaas

Individual and Couples Psychotherapist

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With a Masters degree in Counselling specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling, Lina has achieved further academic certification in the Gottman Couples Method, Schema Therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Brainspotting.

Lina has worked with individuals and couples presenting with a myriad of concerns such as anxiety, anger and stress management, depression, loss and bereavement, panic attacks and trauma. She uses an integrative approach to her relational work with clients who are looking for growth in mindset. Lina can also help with self-esteem development, life-adjustments/transitions, parenting, relationship and divorce issues.

Lina believes there is ‘no one size fit for all’ approach in psychotherapy and so in taking an integrative approach, she combines the best of counselling theories in her work. She offers a safe and confidential space to explore any issue that may be troubling you and will work collaboratively and respectfully to increase awareness and strengthen your resources. She believes therapy should empower clients to create the life they wish for. She tailors each couple and individual client treatment according to their needs, helping them meet their resources and motivate them to go through changes and overcome their problems.

Having worked in private practice in the UK and Singapore, Lina embraces diversity and is more discerning of cultural nuances that might impact different individuals. She sees herself as an active guide, who will help and support you through any issue or emotional distress you may face, focusing on the past, present and future as she believes they all play a part in who we are.

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Rossella Iannotti

Rossella Iannotti

Individual Gestalt Therapist

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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

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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

Founder - Director - Organisational Consultant, Individual/Couple Therapist & Certified MBTI Practitioner

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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

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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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